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Skiing in Iceland. Where to ski" The best guide!



Icelanders love to ski, and it shows: the island has 75 kilometres of alpine ski runs spread over ten resorts. 42 lifts carry skiers up mountains, to up to 1000 meters above sea level.

Near the Icelandic capital, Reykjavík, the ski resort of Bláfjöll (the blue mountains) is the largest in the country, and is very popular with travelers. The resort has eleven ski lifts, and the larger ski runs are very well lit at night. You can rent your skis on site or sign up for a lesson at the ski school. Opening hours are on their website, and a bus connects the city centre to the ski resort when it is open.

The other resorts in southern Iceland are Skálafell (45 minutes from Reykjavík), which has three ski lifts, and the one on the Snćfellsjökull glacier, which has a 450-meter lift. To access the glacier, it is essential to go through the agency Snowcat which manages and operates this station.
The north has the most numerous ski areas: Hliđarfjall in Akureyri (4 ski lifts), Böggvisstađafjall in Dalvík (2 lifts), Tindaöxl in Ólafsfjörđur (1 lift), Siglufjörđur (2 lifts), Sauđarkrókur (Up to 1200 meters) and Húsavik (1 ski lift) -Húsavík is particularly well equipped for skiing at night, and for cross-country skiing. You can also do "heli-skiing" with the company Arctic Heli Skiing, which takes you up the Tröllaskagi mountains by helicopter, and lets you reach the bottom of the ski mountains.

The seven resorts in northern Iceland are well equipped and properly illumina...

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