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Akureyri Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Akureyri at 980 m altitude issued: 5 am24 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 Tue night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Tue afternoon, min -5°C on Mon night). Mainly near gales.

Days 4-6 Akureyri Weather Summary:

A dusting of snow on Sat morning. Freezing level rising with drizzle on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Sat night, min -5°C on Fri afternoon). Winds decreasing (gales from the WSW on Thu afternoon, calm by Sat night).
Monday 24Tuesday 25Wednesday 26Thursday 27Friday 28Saturday 29
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
rain showers
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
rain showers
Wind (km/h)
35 SSW35
35 SSE35
25 WSW25
30 S30
30 SE30
55 S55
25 W25
55 W55
15 WSW15
55 WSW55
60 WSW60
30 WNW30
55 W55
35 W35
5 SSW5
20 SE20
60 S60
35 SW35
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Snow map
T iceland snow sum24.cc23
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T iceland snow sum29.cc23
Snow cm
Rain mm
Max °C
Min °C
Freezing level (m)700800300700115013001350115065055050035055040025040018501700
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 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.

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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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