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Ski Iceland

 In North Iceland there are seven well-equipped and flood-lit ski resorts open from November to May, offering ski rental and ski schools for everyone. Whether you are a beginner or an extreme skier you got the right place. We also have excellent facilities for cross-country skiing, sport tours and extreme sport experiences. Other ski activites can be found in the north like ice skating and snowshoe walking.

Winter in the North offers a true family paradise, promising pleasure and spiritual renewal in the embrace of snow-covered mountains.

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.
Viking Heliskiing
 Founded in 2013, Viking Heliskiing is aheliskiing/heliboarding company that specialises in bringing the uniqueskiing/snowboarding experience possible while staying in Iceland.   Jóhann Hafsteinn Haukson & BjörgvinBjörgvinsson, founders of the company, are former professional alpine skiersand members of the Icelandic National Skiing Team. They know the TrollPeninsula area the most since they skied here their whole life. Therefore we atViking Heliskiing make sure that this type of holiday will be unique andunforgettable for everyone joining.  Situated in Siglufjörður, we take you toplaces people usually don’t get. Troll Peninsula is a fantastic spot with alltypes of terrain for skiing/snowboarding. Our Viking Heliskiing crew has themost powerful, skillful and experienced guides that always take care of guests’safety and that everyone will have fun while skiing/snowboarding all thoseuntouched lines with breathtaking views.   Simply, if you want to ski comfortablydown extensive mountain routes – we do that. If you wish to ski steep - we skisteep, and if you want to ski extremely steep - we ski extremely steep! In anycase, we will make sure not to let our skiers/snowboarders go in over theirheads, as their safety is our priority.  For all our packages, photos,information, and FAQs, please visit our VikingHeliskiing website or send us an e-mail at info@vikingheliskiing.com.  We are proud to announce that we atViking Heliskiing are also opening our first 5* luxury lodge Höfði Lodge at the end of 2023/ beginningof 2024. Situated next to Grenivík, only 25 minutes by car from Akureyri, HöfðiLodge will be the place to stay. Place where you can relax, enjoy theadventure, great kitchen and call it a perfect holiday in every way!The lodge will be focused on the luxury adventure holidays in the North ofIceland for the whole year. From heliskiing/heliboarding to e-mountain biking,hiking, hunting, horseback riding, all ocean adventures possible and othermixed adventure packages. Please visit the Höfði Lodge website or our Instagram/Facebookto know more.  We look forward to welcoming you for anexceptional heliskiing/heliboarding experience!  The Viking Heliskiing crew.  
Sauðárkrókur-Tindastóll Ski Area
The Tindastóll ski area is particularly well-suited for the entire family. The slopes are now equipped with a new snow production system which has ensured better snow conditions and represents an exciting new innovation in Iceland´s winter sports programme. The area also offers well laid-out tracks for cross country skiing as well as a special zone reserved for snowboarding. It is possible to rent skis and enjoy refreshments in the service centre. Information: Facebook: www.facebook.com/skitindastoll/Ski lodge: 453-6707 or at the tourist information centre at Varmahlíð, tel: 455-6161.
Siglufjörður Ski Area
The ski slopes of Skarðsdalur are without a doubt among the best in Iceland. Three lifts carry skiers up to the slopes; two combined lifts, a disc lift and a rope tow, wich make the total length of 1500 meters. The third and highest lift measures 530 meters in length with a vertical rise of about 180 meters, and a capacity of about 550 persons per hour. The top end of the lift is over 650 meters above sea level. A fin ski lodge with good facilities for visitors. The skiing area is equipped with flood lighting
Arctic Heli Skiing
Jökull Bergmann is the founder and lead guide of Arctic Heli Skiing. As Iceland'sfirst and only UIAGM-IFMGA certified mountain guide it is his and the entire team’spleasure to make your mountain adventure come true, be it in Iceland, Greenland or around the globe. With over 20 years of experience guiding ski touring groups in the area, we extended our programs in 2008 to heli skiing, becoming the first heli ski operation in Iceland. Arctic Heli Skiing specializes in custom made exploratory Helicopter skiing adventures in the Troll Peninsula in Iceland and Greenland where we invite you to join us for a grand adventure of first descents, Northern Lights and skiing all the way down to the ocean, basking in the rays of the midnight sun. As Iceland’s premier heli ski operation we guarantee you that your safety and pleasure is our highest priority.The potential for world class downhill skiing here is mind blowing, with vertical descents of up to 1500m or almost 5000ft. Our vast terrain covers more than 4000 square kilometers, or 1500 square miles of breathtaking Arctic mountains with terrain that suits every skiers ability be it extreme couloirs or wide-open glaciers. Our position just below the Arctic Circle with the mountains rising straight out of the sea allows for a skiing experience of a lifetime, skiing from summit to sea shore. Check out our web page for great photos, videos and articles on skiing in Iceland. Our season starts at the end of February when we typically experience powder conditions and continues until the end of June with generally excellent corn skiing. The fact that the Troll Peninsula is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean makes for incredible opportunities for skiing right down to the ocean on stable coastal snowpack but also adds the excitement of Arctic weather and conditions. Throw in a mix of Northern lights, midnight sun, volcanic activity, hot springs, lava fields and a unique Viking culture and you will find that Iceland is a true adventure skiing destination.We look forward to seeing you in the mountains. www.arcticheliskiing.comwww.bergmenn.comwww.ravenhilllodge.comwww.karlsa.com
Bergmenn Mountain Guides
Jökull Bergmann is the founder and lead guide for Bergmenn Mountain Guides. As Iceland's first and only UIAGM-IFMGA certified mountain guide it is his and the entire team’s pleasure to make your mountain adventure come true, be it in Iceland, Greenland or around the globe. Bergmenn specialize in ski touring, ski mountaineering, heli skiing, ice- and alpine climbing as well as other outdoor activities in those regions. We are committed to operate at the highest standard possible in the industry of mountain guiding in Iceland, your safety and pleasure is our highest priority. We look forward to seeing you in the mountains www.bergmenn.comwww.arcticheliskiing.comwww.ravenhilllodge.comwww.karlsa.com
Húsavík Ski Area
The skiing area at Húsavík is right on the town’s doorstep. Reykjaheiði ridge provides excellent cross country skiing opportunities as does the area around the lake Botnsvatn and the lava fields of Aðaldalur. Snowboard enthusiasts, on the other hand, make for the highest slopes of Húsavík Mountain where the terraced gradients of Stallar provide them with a steep and challenging course. The ski lift at Skálamelur, which is within walking distance of the town, is a more suitable choice for children and beginners.
Böggvisstaðafjall Ski Area
Dalvík is only a 35 min. drive from Akureyri and has one of the best skiing areas in the country. There is a wide variety of runs suitable for all members of the family, one of the slopes being floodlit and 1,200m long.The area is equipped with a new snow production system which ensures better snow conditions. When conditions permit, a track for cross country skiing is prepared right next to the skiing area. Skis can be rented.Information: Ski Centre: 466-1010 / 867-1606, www.skidalvik.is   
Tindaöxl Ski Area
Ólafsfjörður offers ideal conditions for winter sports. The neighbouring mountains and valleys offer excellent terrain for snowmobile touring and the environment is particulary well-situated to skiing. In Ólafsfjörður there is one lift, 600 m, well suitable for beginners and professionals alike. Specially laid tracks extent pratically all over the town, and The Ólafsfjörður Skiing Association organises cross-country excursions anround the vicinity. The Tindaöxl skiing area is equipped with ski lifts and excellent slalom tracks. Snowboarding enthusiasts have large pristine areas at their disposal. Refreshments are on offer in the Skiing Association Lodge, wich is also equipped with attic sleeping bag accomodation for up to 25 persons.
Iceland Snow Sports
Iceland Snowsports is an international snow sports school located on the Troll peninsula in the north of Iceland. We are group of highly qualified ski and snowboard instructors with years of experience. We operate all over Iceland but our main focus is on Troll peninsula. On the Troll Peninsula are 5 ski areas. We believe in personal service so this is why we provide private lessons and also lessons for groups that are no larger than six people. The lessons are for first timers to expert level.  We can meet you at the ski area close to where you stay. Let us know where you want us to come. Whether it is the first time seeing snow or you are an experienced powder hunter, we are stoked to give you the best days in Iceland! With our significant experience in Iceland, we are more than happy to inform and help you with all your off snow activities as well. 
Scandic Mountain Guides
 We at the Scandic Mountain Guides specialisein ski touring/splitboarding trips in the wintertime and hiking tours in thesummertime. Scandic Mountain Guides is located in Siglufjörður, approximately1:15h by car from Akureyri.   Tröllaskagi (Troll Peninsula) is our mainskiing and hiking area. It is a world-class skiing area with thousands ofslopes waiting for their first descents. In the summertime, there are infinitepossibilities to hike around the peninsula and to places where few people haveever been before.  The founders of Scandic Mountain Guides,Jóhann Haukur Hafstein and Björgvin Björgvinsson are both former alpine skiracers and members of the Icelandic Olympic team. In recent years they havemainly engaged in backcountry skiing and freeriding during the winter andhiking tours in the summertime. Jóhann and Björgvin have also been runningScandics’ sisters' company VikingHeliskiing, focusing on heliskiing/heliboarding holidays since2013.     Scandic Mountain Guides has developed a groupof the most talented crew. We have a powerful and skilful team of guides,ranging from professional skiers to mountain guides with UIAGM/IFMGAcertification and more than 35 years of experience in the industry.     The Troll Peninsula has a varied terrain thatshould fit all skiers and hikers. And the views! The views are somethingspectacular for what it is worth to come and ski tour/splitboard in the northof Iceland in the first place. Viking Heliskiing allows our guests to do heli-assisted ski touring. That meansthe helicopter will fly you up to mountains that you would typically not beable to visit, and from there, your ski touring/splitboarding experiencestarts!  Please, visit our Scandic MountainGuides website for more information about our offers or send usan e-mail at info@scandicguides.com.  Let’s ski tour/splitboard/hike together in theIcelandic beauty mountains!  The Scandic Mountain Guides crew.  
Mývatn Ski Area
Mývatn Ski area is the perfect location for groups and those who want to connect with the locals. Opening hours are depending on each week and you see them on the official website. Extras like cross country tracks can be added for groups. 
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.   
Kaldbaksferðir
Kaldbakur Tours offers during the winter trips up the mountain Kaldbakur which is 1.173m high, making it the highest peak on the northeastern side of Eyjafjörður, with panoramic views all the way east to Langanes and into the highlands of Iceland. Kaldbakur is known as one of Iceland’s Energy spots, and a trip up Kaldbakur is an unforgettable experience. Kalbakur Tours operate two snow cats with a combined maximum capacity of 52 adults.  They are both open air so it is necessary to dress warmly according to weather conditions.  The journey up Kaldbakur takes approximately 45 minutes.   At the very top is a Cairn, which the Danish Kings Army erected in 1914.  We stop there for about 15 minutes to enjoy the magnificent view in all directions.  Our drivers point out various landmarks and are happy to answer any questions.  It’s also tradition to sign the guestbook, which is kept in the cairn.Passengers can then choose to ski, snowboard, walk, sled or just sit back and enjoy the ride down again in the snow cat.  If the adventure bug bites, it’s possible to use one of our own design Icelandic snow sledges, especially made for adults. They are big and strong with enough room for two, great for the whole family. Please contact us for more information and bookings