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Address: Akureyri 600, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 462 2280
13:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 13:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Akureyris' ski resort is situated just 5 km outside of the town, it is a...

Akureyris' ski resort is situated just 5 km outside of the town, it is a very unique area. The elevation of the site goes from 500 m to 1000 m above sea level and so there is plenty of opportunity for good skiing during the winter months. Since 2006 Hliðarfjall has had a number of snow making machines installed which extendes and improves snow conditions on the slopes. The longest trail is more than 2.5 km. It is equipped with 7 ski lifts and 23 alpine slopes. All of the main runs are floodlit, allowing evening skiing.

Lifts open at 13:00 on weekdays until 19:00; at weekends lifts are open from 10:00 to 16:00.

Our ski rental has complete range of equipment for alpine, telemark, snowboard and cross country skiing. We also have snowblades and sledges.

Ski and snowboard lessons for both children and adults, are available at the ski centre daily. Please book in advance.

Cross country tracks for all levels of skiers. 3,5 km. of the cross country trails are flood lighted until 10pm which is groomed daily. Many other trails are available depending on the conditions.

There are two cafeterias at the ski resort. Both serving hot/cold drinks, a selection of hot/cold food, home cooked soups and confectionary.

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Good ski resort

Really good area with good variety, 5 minutes drive from town make it á must for travellers visiting Akureyri. the lifts are a bit slow but nothing that troubles when in good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Elmar A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good area with good variety, 5 minutes drive from town make it á must for travellers visiting Akureyri. the lifts are a bit slow but nothing that troubles when in good mood. Good both for snowboards and skiing.

Thank Elmar A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So this is a small ski area and if you are looking for a huge system with days' worth of skiing for experts, you will be sad. However, it was wonderful for me! It had several fun intermediate runs that presented enough challenge to keep me interested for a few days. It's a bit expensive and the chair lift is... More 

Thank xerg
Kopavogur, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Short distance from town and good long slopes, compared to Iceland. No Alpine length slopes but wide and well kept all in all.

Thank Agust O
Akureyri, Eyjafjardarsysla, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is a good area for kids and adults with a good ski school that operates during weekends. It's so close to town that you can take a taxi for a minimal cost and the apre ski is basically every restaurant in town. Really cheap to ski and rent and you can buy a pass that gets you to 3... More 

Thank Halldór K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is the best skiing area in Iceland - not many more to choose from though. Too bad how slow the chair lift is and it does not go very far - it should go further up to the mountain. VERY Expensive though.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Can't fault it for what it is. Teeny tiny. I ski french alps so this is really tiny. Alright for an afternoon or learning to ski instead of going to the snow dome.

Thank Anton250family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

As an absolute beginner, I signed up for a private lesson and had a really fun time. The location is easy to get to, the staff really helped with our ski equipment rental, and they even offered to waive off the cost of renting two ski outfits. One thing that was kind of awkward is that their toilets were mixed... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We had 4 days skiing here, not your typical place for a ski holiday, but we thoroughly enjoyed it, a real mix of weather, brilliant sunshine then unfortunately the last day was too windy for the centre to open. However the ski passes are usable at Dalvik ski slope about 30 mins drive away. It was more sheltered from the... More 

1 Thank Lee H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Hlidarfjall is just a 5-10min drive from Akureyri (there's a bus that makes the trip on the weekends, but for two or more people, it's not that much more to take a taxi), and on a clear day, the view down over the city and the fjord is amazing. The lodge itself is more functional and utilitarian than luxurious, and... More 

1 Thank M D
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

With good help from the weather we enjoyed a marvellous day skiing in Akureyri. It was easy to rent skis in the lodge and took no time. Conditions were excellent and runs were nice even though they could be longer. Overall very nice and memorable day in the mountain which sits directly above the town.

1 Thank Niels L

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