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In Iceland, possibly the most memorable round of golf ever

Even for seasoned golfers it´s easy to get thrilled playing under the midnight sun. PIC Arctic Open

Even for seasoned golfers it´s easy to get thrilled playing under the midnight sun. PIC Arctic Open

We know! Iceland is not the first country to come to mind when thinking of golfing in some exotic locale. Hell, it´s probably near the bottom of the list alongside North Korea.

 

Three fab restaurants in Akureyri Iceland

For a town its size it´s quite amazing the varied things one can do in Akureyri. PIC Tom Olliver

For a town its size it´s quite amazing the varied things one can do in Akureyri. PIC Tom Olliver

At the beginning of the century any connoisseur traveling around Iceland would have cut the trip short halfway and hurried home with horrible stomach aches.

 

In Akureyri Iceland a graveyard with a view

Akureyri and beyond. Join the dead for the very best viewing in the town. PIC Sveinn Joelsson

Akureyri and beyond. Join the dead for the very best viewing in the town. PIC Sveinn Joelsson

More often than not graveyards the world over are not situated in the most scenic spots in towns and cities. An exception to this is found in the town of Akureyri in the North of Iceland.

 

So what are the towns of Iceland best known for

One place with a clear connection in the minds of many Icelanders is Faskrudsfjordur. Long known for an important link to France. PIC jbdodane

One place with a clear connection in the minds of many Icelanders is Faskrudsfjordur. Long known for an important link to France. PIC jbdodane

In spite of low population and a limited number of towns and villages one thing many Icelandic places have in their favor is the fact they are managing to differentiate themselves from one another.

 

In Iceland, a woman you do want to cross

The Vikings were not just bloodthirsty. They were imaginative too. PIC bjarkis

The Vikings were not just bloodthirsty. They were imaginative too. PIC bjarkis

In and around most tourist shops in Iceland you will find cuddly little toys and souvenirs of Vikings that supposedly settled the country long ago. Many find this exciting and have their pics taken alongside some toy or another not dwelling one second on the fact that the real vikings were not all that nice creatures.