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Family & Fun Parks

In many parts of the country there are indoor and outdoor parks for the entire family to enjoy.

Zipline Akureyri
Glerárgil, in the middle of Akureyri, is a hidden gem of nature where five ziplines are waiting to zip you over the rustling river and steep cliffs.Our guides will lead you safely through the fairytale-like river canyon with a mix of zipping & light hiking through the five-zipline trail. Check out our website for more information or to book a tour.
Hlíðarfjall Ski Area
For 60 years, the mountain Hlíðarfjall has been one of the prime skiing areas in Iceland. The hallmarks of Hlíðarfjall are high quality snow, extensive cross country tracks and exciting ski slopes with a breathtaking view of Eyjafjörður, extending as far as Mount Herðubreið, the queen of Icelandic mountains. Eight lifts carry skiers up to the slopes and the height at the end og the lifts is over 1015 meters above sea level. There is a snow park located at the area that is equipped with jumps, rails and boxes. The area is equipped with a snow production system which ensures better snow conditions during the entire winter. The diverse environment ensures that all skiers can find a situation to suit even the most demanding taste. The area also offers well laid-out tracks for cross country skiing equipped with flood lighting until 10pm each day. Hlíðarfjall offers Ski- and Snowboarding School for Children at the age 5-15 years old. It also offers longer ski and snowboard courses as private lessons. A ski and snowboard rental is operated at Hlíðarfjall, where skis, snowboards and all other equipment may be rented, including ski suits. The guests at Hlíðarfjall can also relax and enjoy refreshments in the service centre.Summer Activities in Hlíðarfjall are from July until the first week of September. The mountain Hlíðarfjall is one of the prime skiing areas of Iceland. Akureyri ski resort is located just 10 minutes’ drive from the center of the town and is a great area for mountain biking and hiking during the summertime.  The chairlift Fjarkinn is the main lift during summer but this year the upper chairlift will be open as well, Fjallkona, for 5 weekends so it is possible to reach over 1000m height with lifts. The only bike park in Iceland is in Hlíðarfjall with great trails throughout the mountain that also connect down into Glerárdalur and even all the way out to Kjarnaskógur forestry. The area is also a great place for hikers which can enjoy the views of Eyjafjörður and hike in the beautiful landscapes above Akureyri. There are quite a few options to hike around the mountain and also possible to hike to the top, to the Harðarvarða cairn for example. Hiking guests can hike down or use the lifts to get back so almost anyone can come with to the mountain, young or old. Hlíðarfjall opening period summer 2024 is as follows: Fjarki chairlift – July 11 to September 8 – Thursday to Sunday Fjallkona chairlift – July 27 to August 25 – Saturdays and Sundays
Vogafjos Farm Resort
Welcome to Vogafjós Farm Resort The resort is located on the east coast of lake Mývatn. It consists of a cosy family-owned guesthouse, a restaurant next to a cowshed and a small boutique with unique local products. The guesthouse is located in a beautiful area, surrounded by lava rocks and birch trees. It is the perfect location for northern lights scouting. In good conditions the lights can be seen easily from outside the rooms. All our rooms have a private bathroom and a wireless internet connection. The reception is located on the other side of the road, inside Vogafjós Restaurant.   Restaurant Vogafjós Restaurant is located beside our cowshed. We offer homemade local food such as smoked trout, lamb shanks, beef burgers, mozzarella and salad cheese made from our own milk and our homemade Geysir rye bread which is baked in our underground bakery. The restaurant is fully licensed and specializes in high quality and healthy products. While enjoying your meal you can experience the great view of lake Mývatn or watch through a glass window when the cows are milked, at 7:30 am and 6:00 pm. Guests are also allowed to go inside the cowshed to pet the calves and even try the fresh milk.    Vogafjós Farm Resort is open all year round.   Vogafjós Resort Tel: (00354) 464 3800 vogafjos@vogafjos.is www.vogafjos.is facebook.com/vogafjosfarmresort www.instagram.com/vogafjosmyvatn
Akureyri Ice Rink
The Akureyri Ice Rink offers great fun for the whole family. The Ice Rink is open for the public on weekends from early September to late April and has extra openings during holidays (Christmas and easter). The Ice Rink has skate rental and helmets without charge and offers skate sharpening service. In the Ice Rink is skate rental, shop and food area.   
Hestaleigan Stóra Ásgeirsá
On the farm Stóra-Ásgeirsá in Húnaþing vestra (4 km from road no.1) you can visit the animals, pet them and spend time with them. You can go horseback riding in the beautiful nature around Stóra-Ásgeirsá and have a nice time in the countryside of Iceland. Stóra-Ásgerisá offers cosy accommodation up to eleven people in 4 made-up bedrooms, breakfast and free wifi. Regional attractions: Hvítserkur, Kolugljúfur og Borgarvirki. Please contact us for more information and bookings.

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Icelandic horseshows Varmilækur 560 Varmahlíð 453-8021
Daladýrð Brúnagerði 601 Akureyri 863-3112