Golf around the Gulf of Bothnian Coastal Route

A lesuirely golf tour at your own pace around the Bothnian Bay. Acknowledging the high standard requirements of golfers, we are confident that the services around our bay will be satisfactory for even the most demanding of golfers. In this tour we have added one local speciality, such as sight, meal or activity per destination to add a local flavor to your Nordic golf holiday.

  • This itinerary is designed for FIT-travellers on self-drive basis

  • Extension is possible in each destination, we have estimated one day / golf course

  • The mentioned opening hours, tour times apply for 2024 and are due to changes. 

  • See Distance table for driving distance between destinations.

Day 1: Arrival in Oulu

Arrival at Oulu airport (OUL)

Several flight connections via Helsinki and Munich are available from Europe.

Rental of electric or hybrid cars is available at Oulu airport.

A two hours drive south along the coast takes you to Kalajoki.

Accommodation Dyynikylä Apatments in Kalajoki. The stylish apartments offer spectacular views on the sea and Kalajoki’s famous sunsets can be enjoyed from your terrace. The apartments are located close to the gold court.

We recommend dinner in Sandy Kelt, where you can taste local beer, brewed in Kalajoki.

Day 2: Kalajoki

Kalajoki Golf’s 18 hole PAR73 golf course is located near the shoreline on the coast of Bothnian Bay in Finland, in the beautiful maritme resort Kalajoki Sand Dunes. The green and sandy course is surrounded by a pinewood forest with occasional glimpses of the sea.

There is a restaurant on the golf course, but maybe you would like to have an afternoon coffee, a light meal or a sundowner at Beach Rosé.

Accommodation in Dyynikylä apartments.

Day 3: Kokkola

Drive to Kokkola from Kalajoki takes only 45 minutes, so you will have a full day of golf in Kokkola when leaving Kalajoki in the morning.

Kokkola Golf 18 hole course located only few minutes away from town square. Front nine is surrounded by fieldy landscape with a little a bit of local history. Layout is mostly Park.
Back nine’s layout is purely Park.

Accommodation and dinner in Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle. Ask for Superior X King room as they are themed either by Tankar lighthouse or Neristan old town.

Day 4: Kokkola - Umeå

Departure to Vaasa after breakfast. The drive is app 1-1,5 hr.

13:15 Wasaline ferry takes you from Vaasa to Umeå in 4 hrs and with the time difference you arrive 15:45 in Umeå.

As Umeå Golfklubb’s golf course is located a 10 min drive from the ferry station, you can start your stay in Sweden with a round of golf.

Umeå Golfklubb offers a 27-hole golf course Here the real enthusiasts can play golf around the clock! The drive to Umeå city center is 25 minutes.

Accommodation and dinner in Stora Hotellet, in the city centre.

Day 4: Umeå

Breakfast at the hotel.

Umeå’s second golf course, Norrmjöle Goldklubb is a first-class 18-hole course by the sea, only 25 minutes by car from Umeå city centre. There is a restaurant by the gold couse, where lunch and afternoon coffee can be enjoyed.

In Umeå we recommend to visit Bildmuseet and have a dinner at Brasserie NOR.

Accommodation in Stora Hotellet.

Day 5: Skellefteå - Luleå

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to Luleå takes 3 hrs and we recommend a stop in Skellefteå for some local histroy and flavors.

Churchtowns are unique for norhtern Sweden and in Skellefteå you find one of these, Bonnstan. A deliscious Swedish fika or liht lunch can be enjoyed in Café Lanthandeln in Bonnstan.

In Luleå you find the northernmost 27 hole golf course in the world. The gold course is located 20 minutes drive from the city center, so you have time for an introduction round already today!

Accommodation and dinner in Clarion Hotel Sense.

Day 6: Luleå

Breakfast at the hotel.

A full day of golf at Luleå Golf Academy, with an on-site restaurant for lunch and afternoon coffee.

We recommend that you take some time to vsit Lapland Heartwork, an oasis of nordic design, local handicraft and goodies to bring home as souvenirs.

Dinner at Hemmagastronomi, located in the harbour, close to the hotel.

Day 7: Haparanda-Tornio

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Haparanda takes 2 hrs.

In the borderzone twin cities Haparanda-Tornio you find an 18-hole golf course that ticks many once-in-a-lifetime boxes. Here you can hit the ball that lands in another country from you, you can hit the ball over a time zone and the world’s longest hole-in-one is possible on track 6.

Here you can play golf around the clock in the bright summer nights.

Accommodation and dinner at Haparanda Stadshotell.

Day 8: Haparanda-Tornio

Breakfast at the hotel.

Another day of cross-country golfing awaits you.

We recommend that you take a relaxing sauna bath after the golfing and enjoy the special atmosphere of Kukkolaforsen resort.

Accommodation and dinner in Haparanda Stadshotell.

Day 9: Departure from Oulu

Breakfast at the hotel.

Two hours drive to Oulu airport

Departure from Oulu airport (OUL)