Hlíðarfjall Ski Resort

Hlíðarfjall ski resort Akureyri Iceland
Hlíðarfjall powder skiing
Ski touring at Hlíðarfjall ski resort Akureyri Iceland
Northern lights at Hlíðarfjall ski resort near Akureyri Iceland
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Hlidarfjall ski resort
Hlíðarfjall ski resort above Akureyri Iceland
Hlidarfjall ski resort northern Iceland
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Hlidarfjal ski resort

Hlíðarfjall Ski Resort

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Hlidarfjall Ski Resort Iceland

Arguably the best lifted ski area in Iceland is Hlíðarfjall near Akureyri. Hiidarfjall provides a respectable skiable vertical of over 500m off the ski lifts plus easy access to vast backcountry ski terrain. A new quad chair is being installed for season 2019/20 increasing the ski terrain within the resort.

See the Hlíðarfjall ski trail map here.

Pros & Cons for Hlíðarfjall Ski Resort

Pros

  • It is in Iceland which is pretty cool for a start!
  • Access to endless backcountry powder skiing & snowboarding options;
  • High adventure near the Arctic Circle;
  • Amazing landscapes nearby;
  • Access to heliskiing nearby;
  • Interesting culture & cuisine;
  • Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) viewing possible;

Cons

  • Weather can be seriously blah!
  • Shortish skiable vertical off the lifts;
  • Too bad if you don't like fish!

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Short days & dark in winter;
  • Long days later in the season;
  • Can be an expensive country to travel through, but you only live once!

Where is Hlidarfjall Iceland?

Hlíðarfjall ski resort is situated above a fjord on the north coast of Iceland. The closest town of Akureyri is only 8km away. (or 10min drive). The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik & its nearby Keflavik International Airport (KEF) are around 400km by road to the west of Hlidarfjell. Flights to Reykjavik are available from major North American & European airports.

From Reykjavik, one can either fly directly into the airport at Akureyri (AEY) or rent a car & enjoy the drive. Note that domestic flights leave from the Reykjavik (RKV) airport. Search & book flights to Reykjavik & Akureyri here.

Driving to Hlidarfjall opens a world of ski touring possibilities on the nearby Troll Peninsula. Search & book a rental car from Reykjavik here.

Hlidarfjall Accommodation

The town of Akureyri at the end of the Eyjafjörður below Hlidarfjall provides all the local accommodation.

Search & book all Hlíðarfjall accommodation in Akureyri here.

Further up the coast on the Troll Peninsula, the village of Dalvik is a 40min drive from Hlidarfjall & provides a more traditional, quiet Icelandic escape.

Review

The Powderhounds will attempt to visit Hlidarfjall during an Icelandic road trip in Spring 2020. Who wants to come? Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Hlidarfjell

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Mountains & Fjords of the North Ski Tour (Photo: Guenter Kast)
GUIDED SKI TOUR | TROLL PENINSULA ICELAND
6 Days | 5 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski from summits to the sea in the fjords of northern Iceland. Explore the fabled Troll Peninsula & Eyjafjörður, ski touring & riding powder for 6 days, soaking in geothermal pools & staying in country guesthouses. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a private custom tour.
Price p/p From price based on fixed date tours, twin/double-share room & min 6 people
Base/invoice currency is in EUR or ISK incl taxes.
USD 2,387
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Backcountry Skiing Tours

Alpine Ski Touring Landmannalaugar
GUIDED SKI TOURING | LANDMANNALAUGAR ICELAND
5 Days | 4 Nights | 5 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Ski tour in the third largest geothermal area in the world. Exploring a snowy volcanic landscape, skiing powder for 5 days, soaking in geothermal pools & staying in a cosy mountain hut. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a private custom tour.
Price p/p From price based on fixed date tours, shared rooms & min 4 people on tour.
Base/invoice currency is in EUR (or ISK) incl taxes.
USD 2,302
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The Peaks of Siglufjörður Ski Tour
DELUXE GUIDED SKI TOURING | TROLL PENINSULA ICELAND
6 Days | 5 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Explore the peaks of Iceland's fabled Troll Peninsula, ski touring & riding powder for 6 days, soaking in geothermal pools & staying in comfort at Sigló, a new, comfortable traditional style hotel at the town of Siglufjordur. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a private custom tour.
Price p/p From price based on fixed date tours, twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in EUR (or ISK) incl taxes.
USD 3,089
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Heli Skiing Tours

©Dirk Collins
GUIDED HELISKIING | TROLL PENINSULA ICELAND
4 or 6 Day Package
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Heliski the fabled Troll Peninsula with exclusive access to the longest runs & best summit to sea skiing in Iceland. Combine world class heli-skiing, with the Northern lights, midnight sun, volcanic activity, hot springs, lava fields & a unique Viking culture for a true ski adventure experience.
Price p/p From price based on a four day heliskiing program, double occupancy accommodation.
Base/invoice currency is in EUR incl taxes.
USD 8,140
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Boat Skiing Tours

Iceland Ski and Sail
BOAT BASED GUIDED SKI TOURING
6 Days | 5 Nights | 5.5 Ski Days
Ability: Advanced to Expert
This trip is to the beautiful Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the West Fjords of Iceland, close to the Arctic Circle. The focus is on backcountry skiing between the remote fjords, anchoring in a different harbour each night. Join the fixed date tour.
Price p/p
USD 6,800
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