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Akureyri Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Akureyri at 440 m altitude issued: 11 pm26 Oct 2016 (local time)  
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Akureyri Snow Forecast


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Days 0-3 Akureyri Weather Summary:

A dusting of snow turning to light rain (total 5.0mm) on Sat afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Wed night, min -2°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Wed night, light winds from the NNW by Thu night).

Days 4-6 Akureyri Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 9.0mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Sat night, min -2°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Sun night, light winds from the SW by Tue morning).
WedThursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 31Tue
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
moderate rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Wind (km/h)
25 WSW25
35 WSW35
25 WSW25
10 NNW10
30 WSW30
25 WSW25
15 WSW15
10 ESE10
15 SE15
20 SSE20
25 SSW25
30 SSW30
35 SSW35
10 WNW10
20 NW20
10 W10
10 SW10
10 SW10
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Snow map
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)750600500250400300350650190023001400700100090075050010501400
Akureyri freezing level scale
snowy slopeAkureyri freezing level

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Akureyri at the specific elevation of 440 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Akureyri. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Iceland.

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Visitor Reviews of Akureyri

Yar Dmitriev from United States writes:

Situated between 500 and 1,000m above sea level, seven kilometres from the Icelandic city of Akureyri, Hlidarfjall is one of the country’s top ski resorts, boasting excellent pistes for beginner to upper intermediate level skiers, cross-country trails and off-piste skiing. Night-time skiing on illuminated pistes is also on offer.

The resort base, located at 500m, has only the most necessary facilities of a single ski lodge (the Stryta lodge), toilets, shops and a cafeteria. However, the city of Akureyri offers a multitude of visitor services, shops, accommodation options and recreational opportunities.

Hlidarfjall is a small, personal resort, with only 12kms of groomed pistes, the longest being 2.5kms. The resort caters mainly for lower level skiers, with only green and blue pistes on offer. There are four ski lifts in Hlidarfjall, able to transport 2,000 skiers per hour. Additionally, the resort encompasses five kilometres of illuminated cross-country tracks, and snowboarders have access to a terrain park with jumps, slides and tables.

Between Hlidarfjall and Akureyri, there are a multitude of alternative winter activities on offer. Visitors have access to a superb ice-skating rink and swimming pools heated by geothermal activity. Sports and leisure activities are also available, including a number of fitness centres.

Hlidarfjall’s ski season runs from mid-December to the end of April, with optimal snow from February to March, and cheaper rates offered at the beginning of the season, in selected weeks in January, and towards the season’s close. The easiest way of accessing the resort is to take a flight to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, then a domestic flight to Akureyri, and the Skibus to Hlidarfjall.

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