Skiing Resort in Akureyri Iceland

The Main lift at Hlidarfjall
The Main lift at Hlidarfjall
The Akureyri ski area is Iceland's most complete and popular winter destination. The ski area lies at the end of one of the longest fjords in Iceland surrounded by high mountains ranging up to 1538 meters above sea level. The location ensures good and consistand snowcover through out the winter. The ski area is is located 5 km from the town and the elevation of the ski area ranges from 500 m to 955 m above sea level.

The Akureyri ski area is Iceland's most complete and popular winter destination.
The ski area lies at the end of one of the longest fjords in Iceland surrounded by high mountains ranging up to 1538 meters above sea level. The location ensures good and consistand snowcover through out the winter. The ski area is is located 5 km from the town and the elevation of the ski area ranges from 500 m to 955 m above sea level.

The Eyjafjördur Fjord is one of the best places in Iceland for alpine and cross-country, offering four different ski areas. The Akureyri ski area in Mount Hlíðarfjall is the biggest and has the largest selection of accommodation, activities and services compared to other ski areas in Iceland. The ski area itself is only 7 minutes drive from the town centre and 10 minutes from the Akureyri International airport.

Akureyri town
The inhabitants of Akureyri are around 17.000 and the town is the largest outside the capital area. The town is known for its ski ara, schools and rich cultural life with 10 museums, exhibitions and concerts. Here you find many restaurants, cafés and shops, as well as wide selection of activities and exciting sights. For more information seewww.visitakureyri.is/en


The ski area
The ski area has a vertical meters of 455 meters and the longest trail is over 2,5 km long. The area has 7 ski lifts and 23 alpine slopes. “Snow cannons” ensure an early opening of the season which last from the end of November until the beginning of May. For those who like to ski at the shortest days of the year there are floud lights that make night skiing possible. In addtion to the alpine terrrain there is extended terrain of cross country tracks. Well equiped ski rental is located at the ski area where skis and snowboards can be rented. The ski school offers courses for groups as well as private lessons for all ages. For more information visit www.hlidarfjall.is


To get there
There are several flights from Europe and USA daily to the international airport in Keflavík in south of Iceland, with. Fly bus connect the international airport with the domestic airport in Reykjavík (40 minutes drive). For those who wish to drive from Reykjavík the trip is about 5 hours to Akureyri.

View map og the slopes