Options for Golf and Sightseeing Holiday

Two golfing days are planned, and there’s time for some discussion about the courses we select. One day’s play will be either on the outskirts of Reykjavik at Iceland’s oldest and premier championship 18 hole course, or out on a nearby coastal peninsula and home to “Bergvik”, the most famous golf hole in Iceland which involves sending the ball 200m across the sea from the tee to the green! For those not wanting to play golf, there will be a day tour on the Reykjanes peninsula, to see beautiful lakes, steaming geothermal sulphur pits and hot streams, bird cliffs, wild lava landscapes and views across the Atlantic ocean.

For the second golfing day, the course is on the edge of a village in our favourite geothermal area of South Iceland. The course lies on both sides of the Varma river, which in places is hot enough for swimming. Additional features of the course here are geothermal springs, steam and areas of rocky lava. For those not wanting to play golf, there’s plenty to see and do around here and we’ll plan a day that can include a visit to a geothermal greenhouse, the coast, craft workshops, a natural lagoon or and geothermal power station. We will have dinner locally in the evening as it’s a lovely authentic Icelandic village with a great place to eat.

With a further free day to spend as you wish, there’s time to see Reykjavik on foot, by bus or bike with perhaps a whale or puffin watching trip from the harbour. The city has plenty of cafes, shops, galleries and exhibitions, we’ll be pleased to help with suggestions to match your interests. It’s also a day that’s available to take a trip to see another part of Iceland, such as the Snaefellsness peninsula or West Iceland or the longer but very worthwhile trip to the iceberg at the Glacial Lagoon at Jökulsárlón.

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