Due to Iceland’s northerly location, the country experiences 24 hours of sunlight every day over the summer months of June and July. This means that golfers are able to go out and play golf whenever they feel during the day or night. Midnight golf in Iceland is an incredible golfing experience which many golfers from around the world comes to enjoy. Somehow the golf courses, landscape and the atmosphere is different when you are playing in the night.
Midnight golf in Iceland can be enjoyed both on eighteen hole golf courses and nine hole golf courses. To be able to play you have to book the midnight golf in advance at the golf course. Some golf courses might limit the time they allow midnight golf due to the possibilities of offering service like open club house and restaurant.
There is a very interesting midnight golf event at Akureyri Golf Club, The Arctic Open Golf Championship. It is an international event which attracts golfers from various parts of the world. Highest number of international players so far is 120 participants. This tournament takes place in late June every year, in 2011 it will be held 23rd to 25th of June. The first tournament was held in 1986 and since then it has been held yearly. See more information on the website; www.arcticopen.is
The temperature is different in the night from during the day. It is important that players take precaution to prevent i.e. cold by wearing layered clothing and/or a special kinds of underwear.