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Iceland Winter Games

When
06.03.2014 - 08.03.2014

Where
Akureyri

Website
http://www.icelandwintergames.com/en

Category
Culture & Design

The North Iceland event office introduces: The northernmost slopestyle ski competition of the season.
 
In March 2014 Icelands first ever AFP slopestyle competition will take place in Akureyri, the ski capital of Iceland. A unique opportunity for skiers and followers to discover and experience this truly magnificent town close to the Arctic Circle. The competition will take place in Hlíðarfjall, Icelander‘s no 1 ski destination.
Akureyri North Iceland, northiceland.is, will host this first action packed event including an AFP slopestyle silver competition, off venue events, parties, DJ shows and concerts.

North Iceland is an expansive, enchanting region, where you can find all of Iceland's attractive aspects, culture and a flourishing society, endless opportunities for entertainment and outdoor recreation, picturesque nature in all directions, and more natural sights than almost anywhere else.
All around, something is offered to suit everyone, such as trips to other towns, out to islands, or into the highlands to view mountains, hot springs, waterfalls, glacial rivers, volcanic craters, extraordinary landscape and other geological features.

For nearly 40 years, the mountain Hlíðarfjall at Akureyri has been one of the prime skiing areas in Iceland.
The hallmarks of Hlíðarfjall are high quality snow, extensive cross country tracks and exciting ski slopes with a breath-taking view of Eyjafjörður, extending as far as Mount Herðubreið, the queen of Icelandic mountains. Recently purchased snow blowers are capable of providing fine skiing conditions during the entire winter. The diverse environment ensures that all skiers can find a situation to suit even the most demanding taste.
 
Icelandair will take you there from Europe and the US.
Full program and registration available on Icelandwintergames.com
 
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North Iceland is an expansive, enchanting region, where you can find all of Iceland's attractive aspects, culture and a flourishing society, endless opportunities for entertainment and outdoor recreation, picturesque nature in all directions, and more natural sights than almost anywhere else.

Whatever the time of year, Akureyri the capital of North Iceland is a lively and energetic town, and home to around 17,200 inhabitants. It is by far the most densely populated community outside the Reykjavík area, and is the centre of trade, culture and services for the north of Iceland. A must stop is the Akureyri swimming pool with amazing geothermal hot tubs and a sauna.

Some people go skiing, walking, swimming or golfing, while others choose fishing, hunting, riding horses, or adventurous trips on the sea, lakes or rivers.

All around, something is offered to suit everyone, such as trips to other towns, out to islands, or into the highlands to view mountains, hot springs, waterfalls, glacial rivers, volcanic craters, extraordinary landscape and other geological features.

Highland trips are experiences never to be forgotten. The season of autumn brings its marvellous colours, while winter has its own charm, as winter sports take over, the northern lights dance in the cold sky, and the darkness itself provides inspiration and spiritual uplifting.

For nearly 40 years, the mountain Hlíðarfjall at Akureyri has been one of the prime skiing areas in Iceland.

The hallmarks of Hlíðarfjall are high quality snow, extensive cross country tracks and exciting ski slopes with a breath-taking view of Eyjafjörður, extending as far as Mount Herðubreið, the queen of Icelandic mountains. Recently purchased snow blowers are capable of providing fine skiing conditions during the entire winter. The diverse environment ensures that all skiers can find a situation to suit even the most demanding taste. No matter whether you are a beginner or thoroughly experienced in tackling challenging

mountain slopes, you will at all times be able to seek advice and assistance from skiing and snowboard trainers, who will demonstrate the basics, fine tune your style, or introduce you to the Carving technique. A ski and snowboard rental is operated at Hlíðarfjall, where all equipment may be rented, including ski suits.


 


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