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FAQs

FAQs

 

LINKS ~ LÅVEN ~ LODGES

MINI RESORT

 

GOLF ~ EAT ~ SLEEP ~ REPEAT

 

 

Where is Lofoten Links Golf Resort?

 

Lofoten Links is located at 68 degrees north latitude in the north of Norway, above the Arctic Circle. It important to know that Lofoten Links is remote.  We are located on an archipelago, on Gimsøy Island, in the Norwegian Sea.  Gimsøy Island has a population of only 181 people.  This means that you need a car to get here, as there is not much public transportation on the islands yet.  That being said, the drive from either EVE (Evenes/Harstad/Narvik airport) or SVJ (Svolvær airport) is stunning.  Which is why we recommend flying into EVE or SVJ and renting a car for your trip.

 

Check out where we are on the map

 

How do I get to Lofoten Links?

 

You have a few options.

We recommend flying from OSL (Osl0) into EVE, renting a car and driving the very scenic 3 hours to get here.

You can also fly OSL -> BOO (Bodø airport) -> to SVJ or LKN (Leknes Airport) and rent a car there.

There is often a long layover at BOO and this route is less dependable than flying into EVE.  It is not uncommon for them to cancel the BOO -> SVJ/LKN flights due to crazy winds, as the airplane only seats 39 people.

Some rental car company links below.

Rent A Car Lofoten

Eurocar

Hertz

Sixt

Rent A Wreck

If you need more or want to compare prices, just google “rental cars from the airport you are flying into.”

If you are not renting a car, we do offer transport from either LKN or SVJ airports.  The transport cost kr 2800 one way.

 

Where do I stay at Lofoten Links?

 

We conveniently have variety of lodges located 1 km away from the golf course!

In addition, when you stay at one of our lodges, you receive a discount on your green fee. 

We have 8 luxury standard lodges, each with three bedrooms with 2 beds and a small loft (can sleep up to 3), a private bathroom and a large shared, communal area (kitchenette, living room, fireplace, washer) and terrace.

This means you can rent one sound-proof room in the lodge and share the communal area.  You can also, of course, rent the entire lodge for larger parties.

If you prefer to rent an entire lodge, we have 4 cozy, typical Norwegian lodges to choose from. 3 of these lodges (10,11,12) have an outdoor hot tub and for an extra fee, you can book this experience.

Please click the link below for more information.

Lofoten Links Lodges

Check out our golf + lodge packages here.

 

 

 

Where can I eat when I’m not golfing?

 

We are happy and proud to be able to serve our golf guests delicious, local food from our rustic restaurant called Låven.

Located only 850 m away from the golf course, in between the course and the lodges, lies our cozy restaurant and is the perfect place to get fantastic food before, in between, or after your round.

We offer a breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner everyday.  You can even opt to have a 2 or 3 course meal.

In addition, we offer baguettes, waffles, and snacks, along with coffee, soda, and beer/wine at The Clubhouse.

 

 

 

What are the Green Fee prices?

 

We recommend that people play our course more than once. There are many nuances and discoveries to be made, and each time you play, you uncover something different.  And of course, the weather is a huge factor in the links course experience.  The weather changes quickly here, so again, playing more than one round allows you to get the full package experience.

We recommend our 3 round package:

1st round (18 holes): Full Price

2nd round (18 holes): Half Price

3rd round (18 holes): FREE

This is available all year, and must be used with the same golf season.

Green Fee prices vary, depending on if you are a lodge guest, a member, or if it’s low or high season.

Check out all the different 2023 Green Fee prices here.

 

Can I golf, eat and sleep at Lofoten Links?

 

Yes, you essentially can.  As mentioned above, you can play the #1 golf course in Norway, eat at our delicious, local restaurant and then get some sleep at our lodges, all located in within 1 km.

 

 

Is there a grocery store near the lodges?

 

Yes, there is a local shop about 5 km away from the lodges.  Here you can buy food, drink, beer and basic necessities.  There is also a little café inside.  You can also shop in the town of Svolvær, located about 40 minutes away by car.  They have many shops there and this is also where you can buy wine and spirits.  You can only buy wine and spirits in the Vinmonpolet.  The Vinmonpolet is not open on Sundays.

 

What is the dress code at Lofoten Links?

 

The dress code is smart casual.

 

What is the weather?

 

The weather is unpredictable.  We can not tell you what the weather will be like in a particular month and unfortunately we can not recommend the “best time to play golf here.”

What you can do is check the weather forecast using the app or website called yr.no

Search “Lofoten Golfbane” for the most accurate forecast.

 

When can I play unlimited golf?

 

From mid-May to end of July it is light for 24 hours a day.  This is called the midnight sun period, when the sun does not set for around 55 days!

That’s why we offer an Unlimited Golf Package – so that you can experience the magic of the midnight sun while also playing your favorite sport.

The night can’t chase you off the course during this time! How often does that happen?!

 

When is the midnight sun?

 

The midnight sun is from around mid-May to end of July.  This is when the sun does not set, making it light for 24 hours a day.  It is a phenomenon that must be experienced at least one time in your life.  Plus it makes for a magical golf experience, as the course glows unlike any other time.

 

 

When can I see the northern lights?

 

It must be dark to see the northern lights.  Thus the northern lights season starts around mid-August and lasts until around April.

Regarding golf, you can golf by day and see the northern lights by night from around mid-August to the end of the golf season (usually mid- October).

 

 

 

Can I play golf under the northern lights?

 

Currently it is not possible to golf under the midnight lights.  Your best bet is to end your round around twilight and if you are lucky, you can maybe see their faint glow as you finish your round.  After your round, however, you can return to the comfort of your lodge or our local restaurant, Låven, and watch the amazing light show from there.

 

 

 

 

How do I book my tee-time?

 

After booking your trip, please email us at info@lofotenlinks.no and we will be happy to book your tee time for you.

Send us your dates and what package you booked, and that way we can book the best tee-time for you.

If you’re in the area, feel free to drop by reception to find out what tee-times are available that day.

 

Where do I check-in for the lodges and my tee-time?

 

For both staying at the lodges and your tee-time, you check-in at The Clubhouse/Reception, at Lofoten Links.

 

When can check-in and check-out from the lodges?

 

Check-in is 4pm

Check-out is 11am

IF you want to check-in early or check-out late, please email us at info@lofotenlinks.no or call us (+47 760 72 002) in advance.  We will accommodate your request if we can.

If you check-out late, without notifying us,  there is a fee of kr 1000.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

 

Cancellations more than 30 days prior to arrival – 100% refund except for a admin fee of 5%, minimum NOK 300,-

30-15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the cost is charged.

14 days prior or less: Prepayment is kept, and the remaining cost of the stay will be charged/invoiced.

 

Where can I park?

 

You can park your car in the lot located just east of The Clubhouse.  As a golfer, you park for free.

 

Do you sell Lofoten Links merchandise?

 

We have a Pro Shop in The Clubhouse where we sell logoed clothes, balls, flags, and other golf equipment.  We also sell golf clubs, gloves and other name brand balls here.

So don’t forget to buy a memory of your experience at Lofoten Links at the Pro Shop before you leave!

 

Not everyone in my group is a golfer. What other activities can they do while I golf?

 

Lofoten Links is like a mini resort because we offer many different amenities, all within 1 km of the course.

Not only do we have a wonderful restaurant at Låven, we also offer Icelandic horseback riding at the same location. We offer horseback riding tours year round!

Both the restaurant and the horse farm are located on Hov Beach, where we also offer a sauna with windows facing the sea.

You can also hike our local mountain, Hoven, located directly behind the golf course.

Fishing, kayaking and bicycling are great options during the milder months.

Snowshoeing and ice skating are also possible during the winter months.

We are happy to help organize your trip.

We can accommodate special events like weddings, engagements, birthdays, business meetings, etc.

Please just ask!  Email us at info@lofotenlinks.no.