Ic Ski Iceland

Iceland is home to nearly 20 ski areas, although more than half of these are small or temporary arrangements with portable lifts.

The country’s biggest ski area by far is Bláfjöll in the Blue Mountains, a short drive from Capital Reykjavik and 25km for the international airport at Keflavik. First established in the 1960s the lifts did not get installed until the early 1980s but there are now more than a dozen including quad chairlifts and the slopes are floodlit until 10pm, at night some evenings.

Hlíðarfjall near the town of Akureyri in the north of the country is most easily reached with an internal flight from Reykjavik.

It is smaller but also operates a quad chairlift.

Other Iceland ski resorts are also relatively modern and generally quite small with one or two lifts each, normally drags, they include Siglufjörour in the north of the island which only opened in the late 1980s.

Summer skiing and boarding is also possible in Iceland thanks to its glaciers and northerly latitude. Kerlingarfjöll for example is a group of mountains in central Iceland, reached by a stunning three hour drive from Reykjavik or a 50 minute flight. There are half a dozen drag lifts here which normally operate between June and August.
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Iceland: latest snow conditions round-up

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Iceland. Fresh snow is forecast at 4resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

All resorts

Ski resorts of Iceland, alphabetically

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Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
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(440m — 980m)

30
23
5
clear
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 710 m
0m 0m 100m 0m 0m

(430m — 700m)

snow report today

35
15
Artificial 3 days ago
10
4
22
cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 565 m
50m 350m 250m 50m 0m

(900m — 1150m)

5
2
19
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 1025 m
0m 50m 200m 50m 0m

(680m — 820m)

3
2
6
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
0m 0m 200m 0m 0m