Bláfjöll

Bláfjöll

Overall Rating

Bláfjöll

Bláfjöll3/52
Bláfjöll3 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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  • Would Revisit
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Blafjoll Ski Area Stats

     Blafjoll Ski Trail Map
  • Blafjoll Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    460m - 700m (240m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (14)
    2 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    December to April
    Weekdays
    Main Area
    2:00pm to 9:00pm
    South Area
    5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Weekends
    10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 15km
    Longest run - 1½km
    Advanced - 0%
    Intermediate - 35%
    Beginner - 65%
  • Ski Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 22/23
    Adult - ISK4750 (approx. €32.60)
    Child - ISK1200 to 1850 (approx. €8.30 to 12.70)
    Child u/5yr - Free

Bláfjöll - Reviews

Bláfjöll - Reviews

Surprising - in a good way

19/10/2021

Wendy

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Wendy

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    4

Surprising - in a good way

19/10/2021
Surprising, because it opens later than what I am used to and stays open later. The snow quality is really good, because it's SOOO cold and not surprising in a place called "Iceland".
Great experience watching what is "the norm" for the locals to rock up after school or work and ski hard.
A great way to spend time and lots of options for side country.
Met some lovely locals who were more than willing to share information.
See our video here

Cheeky Powder

18/12/2020

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    5

Cheeky Powder

18/12/2020

It was snowing & seriously blowing in the days preceding our visit to Iceland's most popular ski resort. A theme that was to be repeated throughout our Icelandic journey. Covid was starting to rear its ugly head too, so we were keen to make the most of a break in the early March weather to ski Blafjoll. Our timing was perfect (good management as well as good luck). The locals in the ski-out, ski-in car park, amused by our accents, told us that conditions were as good as they ever get. "Normally it is too windy and the snow is hard" was a constant part of the many convivial conversations. Such a friendly place!

During the week, Blafjoll only opens late in the afternoon & into the night. The late afternoon light is absolutely gorgeous in Iceland. And the skiing was wonderful on shallow off-piste powder & perfect groomers.

With only 15km of trails & a lofty skiable vertical of just 240m (yes that’s 240), Blafjoll is never going to host the Winter Olympics. That said, it has some fun terrain. We enjoyed the steeper off-piste sections & noted broad swathes of untracked sidecountry terrain either side of, and behind, the resort area. In fact, we may have tracked some of it ourselves. A great lark indeed and we were able to ski back into the lift base without too much effort.

As far as ski lifts go, there may be a total of 15 lifts, but unless one is a beginner, the entire ski area can be explored using just 3 lifts. We are not even sure if several of the more duplicitous lifts would ever even run.

We stayed in a few different spots in the south near Balfjoll. One of the best was in the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina right on the harbour in Reykjavik. A lively town centre full of bars & restaurants, it provided great entertainment. The polar opposite was staying in an isolated guesthouse where we had the entire place to ourselves, never sighted the owner and were surrounded by endless fields of snow to the horizon. Wonderful.

Resort skiing is not a reason to visit Iceland - it is all about touring & heli-ski in the north. But, if you do visit & you have a few hours to kill, we recommend skiing at Blafjoll for no other reason than to stretch the legs, get some exercise, feel the cold air in your lungs, chat to the locals & enjoy the evening light....... Who knows, you might even score some cheeky powder like we did!


See our video here