Norway Cup

July 31-August 7th 2021

The Norway Cup is an international youth football tournament which has been held annually since 1972 (except 1976) in Oslo, Norway. It is the world’s largest football tournament and sees a typical 1400 to 1700 participating teams per year – in 2016 Norway Cup hit an all-time record with 2199 teams, of which 450 teams played the new 3v3 tournament for 6-10-year-olds. Participants come from 50 to 60 countries

Several players have participated in the Norway Cup and have subsequently made football their profession, including Erik Mykland, John Carew, Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Steffen Iversen.

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Tournament Venue

Most of the matches are played at Ekebergsletta, which is a large area to the north of the City, but as the tournament has grown they have expanded to other parts of Oslo.

Now around 5000 matches are played at different locations with a total of 89 pitches.

Accommodation

During Norway Cup you have two choices of accommodation – hotel or school. See below what’s included in both packages.

H – Card – Hotel includes:
Seven-night accommodation in hotel (Saturday-Saturday, Friday-Friday, Sunday-Sunday)
Food: Breakfast at the hotel (every day)..Lunch and dinner at Ekeberg Sports Hall (only dinner on Saturday 31st July)
Tournament T-Shirt
Free transportation by public transportation (bus, tram, subway and boats) within the city limits of Oslo
Free admission to public outdoor pools: Frognerbadet and Tøyenbadet
Free admissions to most of the museums in Oslo
Free admission to Norway Cup’s Fun Park
Free mini-golf at Ekeberg mini golf course
Free admission to all sponsor activities

A-card – school card
Staying at a school is social and the atmosphere is usually really good at the different schools during the tournament. A team leader (min. 20 years old) must live at the school with the team at all times. At the schools, there will be guards at all times, and there are good public transport links nearby.

You also have the possibility to buy a mattress or sleeping bag if you are staying at a school, which will be yours to keep after the tournament.

The A card includes everything that the H-Card does except you have eight-night stay in schools (Saturday-Sunday) and the breakfasts are served every day at the schools.

Getting There

There are three airports that serve Oslo. The Oslo Airport Gardermoen, Sandefjord Airport, Torp – 68 miles from central Oslo and Moss Airport, Rygge which doesn’t have any airlines that use it any more.

Gardermoen is closest to the city centre (22 miles away) and it is the main international airport in Oslo.

Here are the airlines that fly to each airport from the UK and Ireland.

Gardermoen
British Airways from London-Heathrow
Norwegian Air Shuttle from Dublin, Edinburgh, London-Gatwick, and Manchester
Ryan Air from London-Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, London-Heathrow and Manchester

Torp
Ryan Air from London-Stansted

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