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Famous for its landscapes, dominated by geysers, glaciers and volcanoes, the “land of ice and fire” is one of the destinations that most fascinate nature lovers, pristine environments and outdoor activities. Playing golf here is pure charm. Surreal show pull a swing in the midnight sun !! Seasonal golf destination recommended between late May and early August.

GOLF COURSES IN ICELAND

Akureyri Golf Club

Vestmannaeyja Golf Club

Sudurnesja (Holmsvollur)

Oddur (Urrida)

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Keilir Golf Club

Golfklúbbur Reykjavíkur

Golfclub Brautarholt

Golfklúbburinn Leynir

Some tips on golf courses:

To book the Tee Time, it is best to send an email to the secretary of the Golf Club you have chosen, asking for availability, obviously indicating the day and an indicative time. You can find the e-mail address by opening the Golf Club website from “Open website” and then searching for “contacts” or some Golf Clubs have the form to fill out to get the Tee Time. I think it’s better to send an email to the Secretariat. Opens Google Map at the point of the Golf Club. You can have the necessary information to reach the playing field or to know the distances for example from the Hotel you have chosen for the stay.

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WHERE TO STAY IN ICELAND

Iceland offers a wide choice of hotels. Of all categories, villas, apartments and more. Below you can find what you need as always with the utmost freedom to choose based on your needs.

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WHAT TO EAT IN ICELAND

Although Iceland is not renowned in the world for its gastronomic tradition, a trip to this fascinating land cannot be said to be complete without a taste of the typical specialties.

Iceland’s harsh climate and long winters make the country unsuitable for agriculture, which is why the local cuisine is low in vegetables, most of which are now grown in greenhouses or imported from abroad. Most of the traditional recipes are based on fish or meat, especially lamb, and given that for survival the Icelanders have learned not to waste anything, the cuisine is rather particular and varied, as well as very healthy. In fact, it must be taken into account that the scarce industrialization of the country and the extreme attention to environmental protection means that the raw materials are of excellent quality. In Reykjavik and other larger cities such as Akureyri you will find many typical restaurants where you can taste many excellent local specialties, but also international dishes. In recent years, fast food, rotisseries, pizzerias and other realities that can satisfy everyone’s tastes have also sprung up, but if you are planning a Golf Experience in Iceland I recommend you at least try the most famous traditional Icelandic dishes.

Hákarl

It is a specialty much loved by Icelanders and considered a real delicacy, but not always appreciated by tourists, although it is not as bad as you might believe. It is in fact a dish made from fermented shark meat, which is kept for six months to rot underground so that it loses acids and toxins and is therefore edible. As you can imagine, the smell is very strong and a little nauseating and for this reason it is cut into cubes and then stored in airtight containers until it is consumed. The flavor is actually more like a very strong cheese, so although it may not like it, it is not as disgusting as it might seem.

Hardfiskur

This fish-based snack is particularly tasty: it is made from haddock meat, a fish similar to cod, which is dried and then eaten as a snack with butter.

Þorskur (cod)

It is essentially the cod fillet, fish of which the Icelanders once consumed only the tongue and cheeks, considered a real delicacy, while exporting all the remaining parts of the fish. Today it is still possible to find dishes based on cod language, cooked in a pan, boiled or gratin. Cod is also used for typical dishes such as Fiskibollur, fish and potato balls.

Hrútspungur

Also this recipe is not among the most inviting of Icelandic cuisine: it is in fact mutton testicles kept in soaking in whey and then pressed to give it a rectangular shape. They can then be cooked in various ways: Súrsadir hrútspungar are, for example, meatballs prepared with hrútspungur.

Lundi

A very popular dish in Iceland, originally from the island of Heimaey, it is considered a real delicacy: the meat of these cute birds is prepared in various ways, boiled accompanied by a sauce, roasted on the grill or smoked.

Svid

This is also one of the dishes that most perplex tourists: it is made from sheep’s head, which is cut into two parts, roasted on the fire and then boiled. It is then eaten fresh or preserved in brine. Svidasulta is obtained from some pieces of the sheep’s head, a gelatinous jam used in various dishes.

Slátur

They are sheep offal that is stuffed and boiled.

Blódmör

It is a sheep sausage, made with sheep’s blood combined with lard. The taste is quite strong and the consistency is compact, but soft in the mouth.

Þorramatur

It is the Icelandic national dish and is suitable for the bravest palates who want to taste all the strange specialties of the local cuisine in a single tasting of meat and fish: it is in fact a recipe prepared with fermented shark, marinated mutton testicles, sheep’s head embers with lots of jam obtained from the latter, black pudding and dried fish. All this is accompanied by rye bread and butter.

Whale and seal meat

Whale meat can be served in various ways, either raw in the form of carpaccio or sushi, or cooked in a pan or grilled. It is very tender and tastes like a meat steak. In a few places you could also find dishes based on seal meat.

Pulsa/Pylsa

This dish is nothing more than the Icelandic version of the hot dog, prepared with lamb.

Moss

Moss is one of those ingredients that has been part of Icelandic cuisine for centuries: it is collected during the summer and dried and then used in various ways, in soups, tea, bread, etc.

Hangikjöt

It is a smoked lamb meat which is first salted or pickled and then smoked and cut into thin slices. It is a specialty consumed in particular during the Christmas holidays and is usually accompanied by boiled potatoes and peas.

Hverabraud

It is a dark rye bread that can be baked in the oven or in some places is prepared using the geothermal heat of the soil.

Typical Icelandic sweets

Skyr

Similar to yogurt, skyr is obtained from the fermentation of pasteurized milk which is then sweetened with sugar and cream and flavored in different variants, with blueberries or other fruits. It can be eaten alone, for breakfast or as a snack, but it is also used in many Icelandic desserts.

Ástarpungar

They are round pancakes prepared with raisins and then fried, much loved by both children and adults. Excellent as a snack to accompany tea or coffee.

Pönnukökur

They are somewhat reminiscent of classic American pancakes, but are lighter and thinner and flavored with sugar and cinnamon and can be accompanied with skyr.

Kleinur

They are fried donuts with a very particular shape that are sprinkled with sugar.

Waffle

Although not originally from Iceland, waffles are perhaps the most loved dessert by Icelanders, therefore they are found everywhere and are really tasty. You can garnish them with jam, cream, chocolate and other ingredients to your liking.

Typical drinks

Brennívin

Also known as svarti daudi, which literally translated means “black death”, brennivín is the Icelandic national drink and is a hard alcohol obtained from potatoes and flavored with cumin seeds. It is usually served as an accompaniment to the dish made from fermented shark hàkarl.

Kaffi

In Iceland, contrary to what you think, there is a strong coffee culture: coffee is very popular with Icelanders and for this reason the main cities are full of bars and cafés. It is not difficult to find a good Italian espresso, but I also recommend you try the local coffee, served hot and very long with the availability of various interesting aromas and blends to try.

Egils Malt Extrakt

It is a dark colored drink prepared with a process similar to beer, but it is sweet and non-alcoholic.

Jólaöl

Over the Christmas period, Egils Malt Extrakt is mixed with orange juice to obtain this drink.

Topas

It is a very strong and dark-colored liqueur, made from herbs and licorice.

Beers

In Iceland there are 3 local brands of beer: Egils, Thule and Viking, all clear.

WHERE TO EAT IN ICELAND

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Dill – HVERFISGÖTU 12, 101 REYKJAVÍK

Matur og DrykkurGRANDAGARÐUR 2, 101 REYKJAVÍK

ÓXLAUGAVEGUR 28, 101 REYKJAVÍK

SümacLAUGAVEGUR 28, 101 REYKJAVÍK

GrilliðRADISSON BLU SAGA HOTEL (8TH FLOOR), HAGATORG, 107 REYKJAVÍK

NostraLAUGAVEGUR 59 (1ST FLOOR), 101 REYKJAVÍK

Skál!HLEMMUR MATHÖLL, LAUGAVEGUR 107, 101 REYKJAVÍK

VOXHILTON REYKJAVIK NORDICA HOTEL, SUÐURLANDSBRAUT 2, 108 REYKJAVÍK

MossNORDURLJOSAVEGUR 11, 240 GRINDAVÍK

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