• Iceland's most popular ski resort
  • Varied slopes for a range of skiing abilities
  • Great for families
  • Fun off-piste and snow parks
  • A short drive from vibrant Akureyri

Hlidarfjall ski resort

Near Akureyri, north Iceland

Hlidarfjall ski resort is Iceland’s most popular skiing area with a great choice of slopes and stunning scenery, all within close proximity to Iceland’s vibrant second city – Akureyri.

Ski in Hlidarfjall

Perched on the mountain that provides Akureyri's dramatic backdrop, Hlidarfjall overlooks Iceland's northern capital with majestic views down the valley and out along the fjord. This perfectly formed resort has a good selection of runs to choose from, with a gently slopped bowl area ideal for beginners, leading up to a good selection of blue and red slopes perfect for intermediate skiers. More advanced skiers will enjoy warming up on piste before heading off to explore the extensive ungroomed areas. The resort of Hlidarfjall is committed to providing great facilities, as well as a ski school, hire shop and restaurant, their brand new fleet of snow makers help to provide reliable snow conditions throughout the winter.

Resort facilities

  • Ski hire
  • Ski school
  • Restaurant
  • Part of the 5x5 ski pass


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Skiing in Hlidarfjall, Iceland

Bespoke skiing adventures

Bespoke skiing adventures

The right slopes for me?


Good. Wide, open slopes and a great ski school make Hlidarfjall a great location for beginners or people who want to give skiing a go.


Great. The vast majority of the slopes are red and blue here, so with quiet slopes and lift queues almost unheard of you’ll have a wonderful time exploring the stunning area and taking in the beautiful fjord views.


Good. There are some limited on-slope challenges but Hlidarfjall really shines for its excellent off-piste opportunities. Beautiful, barely touched powder lines the hills and further afield making it perfect for the adventurous skier.

Cross-Country Skiing

Okay. There are a respectable 15km of trails here, 3.5km of which are floodlit making a day or two on the cross-country tracks an ideal addition to your holiday.


Okay. You’ll find mostly drag lifts in Hlidarfjall, but if they don’t bother you then enjoy the powder at the edge of the slopes for a great day on the snow.


PPiste map

cCross-country trails

Activities & Après

Hliderfjall is just 5km from Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest city, and while that only makes it the size of a small town in average European terms, Icelanders make up in enthusiasm what they lack in numbers. You’ll find Akureyri has a vibrate atmosphere with plenty of stylish bars and restaurants to enjoy after a day on the slopes.

There are loads of great activities to get involved in alongside your skiing. See below for ideas, and speak to your skiIceland holiday expert for more information:

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