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Skiing area in Mt. Hlíðarfjall

Photo María H. Tryggvadóttir
Photo María H. Tryggvadóttir
Overlooking Mt. Hlíðarfjall by Akureyri, which is only 8 min drive from the town center.

The Hlíðarfjall mountain hosts northern Iceland's largest ski area, and Iceland's highest elevation ski lift. The resort operates 8 ski lifts, 2 of which are quad chairlifts. The top elevation reachable by ski lift is 1,014m. There are 24 ski runs, offering a total of 14.9km of pistes with varying difficulty.
At the base, called Skíðastaðir, hosts the ticket office, ski/snowboard rental, parking, ski school and a café. Mid-mountain, there is a hut, called Strýtan, housing a café and toilet facilities.
To the north of the parking area there is a cross-country skiing trail.