Golf in Iceland

Golfing is one of the most popular sports in Iceland. Icelanders are used to their surroundings but foreigners know that golf in Iceland is a unique experience. The wealth of wide open space surrounded by incredible nature preserves makes golfing in Iceland an unforgettable experience.

Midnight golf is available in summer due to Iceland’s northerly location, and one tenth of Iceland’s surface is adorned with lava. Sweeping mountain and ocean views characterize Icelandic golf courses, which follow the contours of the landscape—a popular trend in golf course design today.

One of the most famous golf tournaments in Iceland is the Arctic Open Golf Championship. It is an international event which attracts golfers from various parts of the world. Up to 120 international players have taken part in this unusual event. It takes place in Akureyri in the center of northern Iceland at the end of June every year, a time when the sun never sets. Hence, the players can play at midnight without any problems.

Midnight golf in Iceland

Playing golf in Iceland is an adventure you’ll remember for a lifetime. Do you think playing golf at midnight surrounded by lava fields’ sound too strange to be true? Not in Iceland! Midnight golf is available in summer due to Iceland’s northerly location, and one-tenth of Iceland’s surface is adorned with lava. Sweeping mountains and majestic ocean views characterises Icelandic golf courses, which follow the contours of the naturally dramatic landscape, a popular trend in golf course design today. Their design pays tribute to the first golf courses in Scotland – the home of golf.

For more information

www.golficeland.org

www.golfer.is

www.arcticopen.is

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