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Travel by: October 2010

The deal: Iceland — it’s just about the last place you’d expect to find a first-rate golf course, but don’t let the name of the country deceive you. Despite its location in the icy North Atlantic waters, the Gulf Stream current brings favorable weather to the southern portion of Iceland — thus allowing The Grand Reykjavíkto promote an auspicious deal for golf fanatics that want to schedule tee times in one of the most unlikely places.

From May through October, guests who stay at the hotel for more than three nights can play at the oceanfront Keilir Golf Club absolutely free.

And, as if hitting up the links in Reykjavíkisn’t peculiar enough, how about golfing at midnight? Yes, midnight. Due to Iceland’s latitudinal coordinates, the sun almost never sets in the summer, so you can play golf at virtually any hour of the day or night. Rates start at approximately $214/night for a double room and include daily breakfast, as well as taxes and gratuities.

About the hotel: With 314 well-appointed guestrooms, The Grand Reykjavík is the largest hotel in Iceland, and offers guests a spa, a la carte restaurant, and fitness center. The centrally located hotel is also within walking distance of Laugardalslaug — Iceland’s largest swimming pool complex with a 50-meter pool, Jacuzzi, thermal steam bath, and more aquatic facilities.

The dollars: Rates are based on double occupancy.

The catch: It’s constantly sunny in the summer — you won’t be able to see the gorgeous Northern Lights.

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