The most northern golf championship will take place in Iceland

The most northern golf championship will take place in Iceland
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Arctic Open Golf Championship will take place in Iceland, in the city of Akureyri, from the 25th to 27th of June. This unique tournament attracts the attention of hundreds golf amateurs and thousands fans, which flow to Iceland from all over the world. Located 350 kilometers north to Reykjavik, the city of Akureyri and its golf club hold the open golf championship within the Polar circle for the 23rd time already. The fisrst Arctic Open Golf Championship was organized in Akureyri in 1986.

Arctic Open Golf Championship takes place in Iceland during the northern summer. The golf course in Akureyri is located in only 60 kilometers from the Polar circle. Such location allows the participants of the tournament to compete with each other till 3 am. The sun shines twenty-four-hour during Arctic Open Golf Championship.

The cost of participation in tournament so far is 320 euros. Amateurs as well as professionals can participate in Arctic Open Golf Championship. In addition to the pleasure of the game participants of Arctic Open Golf Championship will have the opportunity to enjoy the meditative Icelandic landscapes that surround the golf course of Akureyri Golf Club.

Hotels of Akureyri and nearby towns are at the disposal of guests of Arctic Open Golf Championship. For those, who tend to combine the pleasure of the game with a trip to Iceland, it will be useful to get acquainted with the list of Iceland hotels near the famous geysers and waterfalls.

The unique crater lake Mývatn, fanciful lava formation Dimmuborgir and the biggest waterfall in Europe Dettifoss – are located near Akureyri. Tours to all these sights can be ordered in Akureyri.

Detailed information regarding Arctic Open Golf Championship and nearby attractions can be received at the Tourist Information Center of Akureyri.

Address of the Information Center:
Hafnarstræti 82, IS-600 Akureyri
phone: +354 462 7733
fax: +354 461 17

Address of the Akureyri Golf Course:
Jaðri 602
phone: +354 462 2974

Date: 24/06/2009


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