Iceland’s 7th hole by Mayiol Haukisson – Discovery Expeditions

Shareholders at Hvidovre Golf & Beach Club can order their golf balls on demand in Denmark’s most far-flung outpost, just 45 minutes to the north of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The club goes…

Iceland's 7th hole by Mayiol Haukisson - Discovery Expeditions

Shareholders at Hvidovre Golf & Beach Club can order their golf balls on demand in Denmark’s most far-flung outpost, just 45 minutes to the north of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The club goes a step further with a golf club club sandwich and smoked salmon basket.

Hvidovre’s core membership is golf clubs. Since 2004, it has more than 75 members and 16 tours around Iceland and Denmark, plus 12 dedicated sponsors on each tour.

The club sits on the water in a coastal park five minutes north of Reykjavik. The par-three 7th is shielded from the spray of the open Atlantic by sandy, wind-swept beaches. A great place to finish off your round.

Diver Mayiol Haukisson has a third round to make up

Hákisson, who grew up in the surf community of Kösnadi – the main sports hub in western Iceland – has never had the pleasure of becoming the first person to swim the coast, but he’s certainly in the early stages of a campaign to become the first to make a new hole on the course.

This plan was made possible thanks to an unusual piece of corporate sponsorship – a nod to the club’s status as a golf club with a view.

The hole was opened in February of last year and the first beach dive for the new course was only a week after it opened.

Horguns Örsólie

Orsólie is a Snorrotrek – Iceland’s version of the white water rafting company, and will take us for a swim during our time in the region. It has had a highly successful 2018 – having taken nine whitewater rafting routes along the Atlantic coast and throughout the wild wilderness of southern Iceland.

Below the surface, Horguns has developed a strong reputation for diving and wildlife sightings.

The most recent dive report indicates heaps of sharks and rays – see photos of Snorrotrek’s divers in action below:

The sharks and rays of the Kolabur fishing line. Photo by Snorrotrek

Snorrotrek intends to offer more underwater recreation experiences through future diving reports. The Snorrotrek report was inspired by Snorrotrek’s pioneering role in an environmental improvement project that promotes safe fishing practices.

General manager Ólafur Ólafsson says: “While we are mostly known for our unique holiday package offering that include watersports and hiking, our intension is to provide the best possible underwater experience for our visitors.”

For more information about Snorrotrek, visit https://www.snorrotrek.com/en/.

The Snorrotrek report highlights the encouraging results of a conservation program designed to help local fishermen make safer catches of shark, other fish and sea life. Photo by Snorrotrek

5pm-6pm: Golf time

The gentle approach with the hilly options –

Photos by Snorrotrek

Golfers have the choice of using the public 18-hole course on site, or tour courses such as Freyja in northern Norway, or the Bimbigi and RognvörrhJøgensen courses in central Iceland.

The RognvörrhJøgensen is Iceland’s longest course and is one of the oldest. A lot of beginners develop their golf game here and Aílh Ásmundson urges players to think outside the box – and into the distance.

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