Iceland: THE destination for skiing enthusiasts
Are you a ski enthusiast looking for a new skiing destination? Iceland is undoubtedly one of the most amazing places in the world, where you’re sure to experience new adventures in fabulous conditions. Not only will you enjoy the landscapes and the natural phenomena, but you will also find 75 ski slopes in different ski areas, with altitudes reaching approximately 950m above sea level. An overview of the best ski areas in Iceland.
The Bláfjöll Ski Area in Iceland
If you are traveling in the South of Iceland, you mustn’t miss the winter sports resort and mountain range of Bláfjöll. Located about twenty kilometers’ south-west of Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital, Bláfjöll is the largest ski area in Iceland and is located between 460 and 700 meters above sea level. The area offers skiers and snowboarders 15 kilometers of slopes and 16 ski lifts with both alpine and cross-country pistes. You’re sure to experience an unparalleled adventure in this area. To make the most of your trip to Icelande click here to discover suggested itineraries and points of interest around the region.
The ski resort of Hlíðarfjall in Akureyri
The ski resort of Hlíðarfjall is in the North-East region of the country, just to the West of the town of Akureyri. It is located on the slopes of the mountain of the same name, which summits at 1300 meters above the fjord of Eyjafjordur. The resort of Hlíðarfjall can be accessed by plane from the capital Reykjavik and is situated between 476 and 950 meters above sea level. Although the resort is small, it has both cross-country skiing and downhill pistes. The resort offers 15 kilometers of skiing over 23 runs, served by 6 different lifts, allowing skiers and snowboarders plenty of opportunity to practice their favorite winter sport. In addition to these facilities, the resort provides skiers with a ski school, cafes and ski hire shops. For those who dream of staying in Iceland, especially in this part of the country, the season is between December and May.
The ski resorts of Isafjördur
The ski areas of Isafjördur are in the western fjords, 6 km from the town of Isafjördur. The first resort is Tungudalur and the second Seljalandsdalur. These ski areas are between 115 and 487 meters above sea level and only a few minutes’ drive from the city center. Tungudalur is one of the four biggest ski areas in the country and due to its great snow cover, is dedicated to the alpine skiing. In the Seljalandsdadur valley, it is possible to practice cross-country skiing and snowshoeing and discover the magnificent landscapes of the surrounding area. This area surely has it all and will fulfill your expectations for adventure in Iceland.