Flanked by frosty mountains that stretch out along the Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in the whole of Iceland, the arctic town of Akureyri is the ideal springboard to dive into the backcountry for some thrilling skiing adventures. Visit during the months between March and May for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.
The isolated Icelandic town of Akureyri lies in the north of the country. It is home to an important port and fishing hub, mainly due to its ice-free harbour. The town has a population of approximately 19,000 people and a collection of mountains.
Close to the Arctic, Iceland has a very cold climate. Yet its volcanic activity and ocean currents create milder temperatures relative to other areas of a similar latitude.
Visit during the months between March and May for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.
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