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Golf in Iceland

Oddor Golf Course - Urridavollur Iceland

Oddor Golf Course - Urridavollur Iceland

Well known internationally for it’s rugged beauty – Iceland has always had a mystical appeal for travellers with lava fields, glaciers and sweeping mountainscapes. But an interesting concept has been gaining ground in recent years with golfers looking to Iceland as an interesting destination for their next golf trip. With over 50 courses across the island a golf trip to Iceland isn’t that far fetched.

It is also holds a couple of advantages for Canadians. First off from a travel perspective it is easily accessible and a shorter flight than UK or European destinations. Iceland Air has regular flights to Reykjavik from Pearson airport in Toronto. Also, with recent financial troubles hitting Iceland particularly hard – there are great deals to be had.

An excellent source of information in planning a golf trip to Iceland is the Golf Iceland trade association which can be found at www.golficeland.org. They have inforation on all the local courses, accomodations etc that you would expect. Here is a short brief from their website on what you can expect on a golf trip to 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 Icelands northerly location, and one-tenth of Icelands 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.

If you’ve been on a trip to Iceland for golf (or other pleasures) in the past we’d like to hear what your experience has been. Leave us a comment.

Golf Vollur - Iceland

Golf Vollur - Iceland

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