From £80

Put your alpine skills into practice at Hlidarfjall, Iceland's most popular ski area and winter destination.

Please note: This excursion is only available in North Iceland and not bookable with holidays based in Reykjavik only !

Hlidarfjall mouintain in Akureyri has been one of the prime skiing areas in Iceland for nearly 40 years. The location, surrounded by high mountains ranging up to 1538 metres above sea level,  ensures good and constant snow cover during winter season. The hallmarks of Hlidarfjall are high quality snow and exciting ski slopes with breathtaking views of Eydafjordur fjord, one of the longest fjords in Iceland. The area also boasts with extensive cross country trails.     

The ski area has a vertical drop of 455 metres and the longest trail is more than 2.5 km. It is equipped with 7 ski lifts and 23 alpine slopes. Well equipped ski rental is located at the ski area and the ski school offers courses for groups as well as private lessons for all ages. There are two restaurants at the ski resort, both serving hot/cold food and drinks. Further information available on Hlidarfjall Ski.  



  • Transportation between Icelandair Hotel Akureyri and Hlidarfjall ski resort with pick up 15 minutes prior to ski resort opening (10 min drive) 
  • One day lift pass
  • One day ski rental including equipment and boots


  • Warm ski clothing including thermal underwear
  • Warm winter foot wear
  • Travel insurance including winter sports cover


Departure: Daily with pick up from Icelandair Hotel Akureyri 15 min before the opening of ski resort 

Season: January - April 
Price per person: From £80


Please note: This excursion is only available in North Iceland and not bookable with holidays based in Reykjavik only ! 

Hlidarfjall Ski Resort reserves the right to alter the opening hours/close the ski area at any time due to weather conditions. 

Booking instructions 

1)  While booking your holiday (North Iceland only), you will be given the option to add day excursions and airport transfers as part of the booking process. Please first select the package you wish to book with travel dates and accommodation.

2)  If you have already booked a holiday with us, you can retrieve your booking and follow the instructions for adding day excursions and airport transfers.

3) If you have made a flight only booking with Icelandair, you can book day excursions and airport transfers. Please be sure to provide the name of your hotel when prompted for pick up purposes.

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