As you look towards the green on the fifth hole, it can be a little hard to concentrate. It is one o’clock in the morning, and the midnight sun is shining in your eyes. Way out on the beach, and just north of the Arctic Circle.

Let golf meet the midnight sun north of the Arctic Circle. The Salten Golf Club course enjoys a unique location right at the water’s edge, just a short distance from Bodø and with Landego lighthouse in the background.

Your encounter with round-the-clock golf

Time doesn’t pass more slowly here, north of Bodø. It just seems that way. It is only when you check your watch that you notice that it is past midnight. This doesn’t bother you, however – quite the reverse. The light keeps you awake, there is hardly any wind at all and your golf ball flies straight and true. Usually. It was only on the third hole – at around 1 in the morning – that you found the glare of the midnight sun a bit much. You know that you need to take it easy and play one shot at a time. There may even be time for another 18 holes before breakfast …”

NEW! Magnificent 18-hole course right by the beach

Between the white sandy beaches on Mjelle, the warm swimming waters of Geitvågen and the open sea around Landegode, just a short distance from the delightful city life in Bodø and with the beauty of Lofoten as the backdrop, lies one of the most attractive golf courses in Norway. It started out as a 9-hole course four years ago, but will be opening as an 18-hole version in summer 2011. The course is surrounded by magnificent countryside and features Viking burial mounds as well as greens down by the water’s edge. What is more, you can play by the light of the midnight sun in summer.

Facilities and directions

Good parking options and a clubhouse with a full range of facilities. Large driving range and excellent practice green. Links and woodland holes in one and the same course. Salten Golf Club hires out golf equipment, has its own Pro and is happy to organise corporate events or golfing packages for groups.

The golf course is located on Myklebostad, just 12 minutes by car north of Bodø. If you drive for another half hour, you will come to wonderful Kjerringøy, with its old trading centre, galleries and new seaside hotel.

Information and booking:

For additional information about transport, accommodation and other exciting activities in Bodø, contact Bodø Tourist Information Office on +47 7554 8000 or call in at www.visitbodo.com.

To book tee-times, contact Salten Golf Club on +47 9010 1044. Let golf meet the midnight sun at www.saltengolf.no!