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Iceland’s famous summer midnight sun also means we have the unique experience of being able to play midnight golf! Why not plan your next golfing trip to south Iceland? Our country is home to a number of unique golf courses with views of glaciers, black sand beaches and even volcanoes.
Because Iceland is located so far north, we experience almost 24 hours of daylight during the summer months of June and July. This means golfers can have the unique experience of playing a round no matter the time of day! Playing a round of midnight golf in Iceland is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience. What’s more, Iceland is home to some fantastic golf courses.
Midnight golf in Iceland: Hella Golf Course
Hotel Rangá is located just a few minutes away from Hella Golf course in south Iceland. This 18 hole course has stunning views of the nearby Hekla volcano and Eyjafjallajökull glacier-volcano. Due to its nearby location, the Hella golf course is a perfect option if you want to try a round of midnight golf in Iceland!
Golf on the Westman Islands
Or why not play a round of golf on the nearby Westman Islands? Hotel Rangá is just located just 45 minutes from the harbor at Landeyjahöfn. From there, it’s just a short 40 minute ferry ride to the islands. The Westman Islands golf course is located just beside an extinct volcano and consists of 18 holes. The course is one of the oldest in Iceland, having been created in 1938. Some of the original holes are still in use, making them the oldest golf holes in Iceland!
What’s more, the Westman Islands have a relatively mild climate during the winter months. This means that visitors can actually play a round of golf all year round. Of course, if you do choose to tee off in the winter months, you will have to consider the absence of midnight sun.