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Akureyri Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Akureyri at 710 m altitude issued: 11 pm27 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 6°C on Sat night, min -3°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Fri night, gales from the SSW by Sun afternoon).

Days 4-6 Akureyri Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Mon morning. Becoming milder with light rain (total 3.0mm) on Wed afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Wed afternoon, min -2°C on Mon afternoon). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Sun night, calm by Tue morning).
ThuFriday 28Saturday 29Sunday 30Monday 31Tuesday 1Wed
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
rain showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Wind (km/h)
35 W35
45 WSW45
40 WSW40
10 WSW10
15 SE15
30 SSE30
40 S40
30 SW30
55 SSW55
50 WSW50
40 NW40
50 NW50
15 NW15
5 W5
10 SW10
15 SW15
25 SW25
40 SSW40
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Snow map
T iceland snow sum28.cc23
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Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)4503003502006001900225075080075060050050050070010006501400
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 710 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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