30 May '15, 6am

Playing golf under the midnight sun? You can in Iceland.

I visited Iceland for the first time in November 2013, and on that trip I made a few observations: 1. The landscape is bewilderingly beautiful. 2. Everyone is blond, and 871 percent better looking than you. 3. Nine out of 10 Icelandic homes are heated by geothermal springs, and this hot water kind of smells like flatulence. 4. Iceland is obsessed with golf. Because of No. 4 (and slightly because of No. 2), I recently returned to Iceland, to spend five days immersing myself in its golf. Did you know Iceland has more golf courses per capita than any other country in the world? Yup. You read that right. The island has 65 golf courses for a mere 321,000 inhabitants, of whom roughly 60,000 are at least occasional golfers. Golf's popularity in Icleand is eclipsed only by soccer and team handball, owing to the country's silver medal in team handball during the 2008 Olympics. Eigh...

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