Golfing Under the Midnight Sun

The 14th hole at Lofoten Links.
The 14th hole at Lofoten Links.

Lofoten Islands, Norway: Lofoten Links, one of the world’s most northerly courses, has announced that golfers will now have the opportunity to stay in one of the most uniquely positioned golf resorts in the world as it launches a range of accommodation in the beautiful setting of the Lofoten Islands.
Managed by Troon, Lofoten Links, in Norway, sits 95 miles north of the Arctic Circle at 68 degrees latitude and can provide every visitor an experience of a lifetime, whether golfing under the Midnight Sun and teeing off 24 hours a day during the summer months or enjoying the Northern Lights, visible from late August until April.
Potential residents can choose between the newly opened lodges and apartments.  The cosy Lofoten Links Lodges, which are set next to Hov Beach, around one kilometre from the course itself, have three or four bedrooms, kitchens, spacious lounges with fireplaces and terraces with sea views. Prices for the Lofoten Links Lodges start from 550 Norwegian Krone (around €58) per person per night, based on six people sharing a four-bedroom Deluxe Standard Lodge.
The Lofoten Links Apartments range between one and three bedrooms, and are situated nearer the links itself. Guests can look forward to golf course or ocean views, plus kitchenettes, living rooms and shower rooms. Lofoten Links Apartments start from 495 Krone per person (around €52), based on two sharing.
Lofoten Links is offering special golf and accommodation packages to coincide with 24-hour golf and the Northern Lights. Meals for all accommodation guests can be arranged to be taken at the clubhouse, with the added possibility of breakfast served at their door.
“We are delighted to open accommodation at Lofoten Links and it marks an exciting new chapter in our history,” said Frode Hov, Managing Director at Lofoten Links. “Our mesmerising location lends itself perfectly to an idyllic getaway and many of our visitors in the past fed back to us that they would love to be able to stay close to the golf course. So we decided to create our lodges and apartments and are looking forward to offering our visitors the full package of golf, hospitality and accommodation.”
“So many golf courses claim to be ground-breaking, yet Lofoten Links is that and so much more. Not only are the surroundings visually stunning, but its location relative to the Arctic Circle means that it truly offers golfers a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Bruce Glasco, Vice-President and Managing Director, Troon International Operations, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“The new accommodation will make the resort even more enticing for both golf aficionados and adventurous travellers alike and we are looking forward to continuing our work with Lofoten Links to help promote this fantastic new offering around the world.”
The lodges are the perfect base camp for a range of outdoor activities and the best spot to observe the northern lights. The lodges have clear views to the north and the open sea, where the Northern Lights appear.

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