Courtesy: www.siminn.is Epic Viking war chant: 10,000 fans pay tribute to Iceland team leaving Euro 2016 championship, winning hearts of the world's soccer l...
Iceland national football team returns home and is welcomed by fans after being eliminated from the Euro 2016 championship.CREDIT: Football Association of Ic...
A short film celebrating Iceland's amazing football fans and the viking chant they made famous at Euro 2016.
Check out this Viking war chant during a soccer game in Paris Stade de France. Iceland v Austria. June 22nd, 2016.
Iceland footballers and fans do the Viking War Chant and Clap, a... Iceland's Football Soccer Team, gets rapturous welcome in Reykjavik after heroics in France.
Instead of the “HUH” used by the Icelandic soccer team and its supporters in the war cry, the Vikings bellowed “SKOL” (skál in Icelandic, meaning cheers or a toast). This is a reference to the lyrics of the fight song of the Vikings, "Skol, Vikings", which has been with the team since around the time it was founded in 1961 .
Iceland’s thunder-clap may fit the mould of an old Viking war cry - but it is in fact a celebration with Scottish roots. Inspired by the fans of Motherwell .
The Vikings did some minor changes to the chant to make it their own, by replacing the the traditional “HUH” with a bellowed “SKOL” instead (skál in Icelandic, meaning cheers or a toast).