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Bonefight at the Icelandic Winter Games

The Icelandic Winter Games will be held at Hlíðarfjall Ski Resort in Akureyri, the next weekend. The IWG is now returning after a one year pause, but they were first held in 2014. Contestants from all over the world are expected, from the USA, Canada and Austria to name a few nationalities. 

The main event this year will be the Sled Dogs Bonefight, a race on snowskates down a slope that is full of challenges. The contestants line up together and whoever comes first down and over the finish line wins! In the competition there will be some former world champions and more exciting contestants, so we do expect this to be a spectacle.

Also, there will be a snowmobile dragrace, snowmobilecross, a mountain bike race down the ski slopes, snow volleyball tournament and a freeride competition on both skis and snowboards.

For more info, visit the website of The Icelandic Winter Games.

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Eyjafjarðarsveit Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri