Ski Iceland

Akureyri Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Akureyri at 980 m altitude issued: 5 pm12 Feb 2016 (local time)  
Ski Iceland

Akureyri Snow Forecast


Use the buttons below to tell us…

Days 0-3 Akureyri Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Mon morning, min -8°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, gales from the SSE by Mon morning).

Days 4-6 Akureyri Weather Summary:

A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Mon night, min -9°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (stormy winds from the SSW on Tue morning, light winds from the WSW by Wed night).
FriSaturday 13Sunday 14Monday 15Tuesday 16Wednesday 17Thu
snow showers
snow showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partially cloudy
light snow
snow showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
Wind (km/h)
10 SSW10
10 ESE10
15 SSE15
15 SSW15
5 W5
15 WNW15
20 WNW20
25 SW25
55 SSW55
65 SSE65
75 SSE75
65 SSW65
45 WSW45
25 SSW25
45 SSW45
40 SSW40
15 WSW15
30 WNW30
Summarysnow shwrssnow shwrssome cloudssome cloudslight snowlight snowsnow shwrsclearsome cloudslight snowsnow shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudslight snowlight snow
Snow map
T iceland snow sum13.cc23
T iceland snow sum14.cc23
T iceland snow sum15.cc23
T iceland snow sum16.cc23
T iceland snow sum17.cc23
T iceland snow sum18.cc23
Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)00000000400550130035020000000
Akureyri freezing level scale
snowy slopeAkureyri freezing level

Other resorts in Iceland are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Akureyri at the specific elevation of 980 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.

Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

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.

Read 1 more reviews of Akureyri or submit your own

Free weather widget for your website

The Akureyri skiing weather widget below is available to embed on external websites free of charge. It provides a daily summary of our Akureyri snow forecast and current weather conditions. Simply go to the feed configuration page and follow the 3 simple steps to grab the custom html code snippet and paste it into your own site. You can choose the snow forecast elevation (summit, mid-mountain or bottom lift) and metric/imperial units for the snow forecast feed to suit your own website…. Click here to get the code.