Skiing activities in Iceland
The skiing season runs from November to April, depending on snowfall. The three ski areas close to Reykjavík (Bláfjöll, Hengill and Skálafell) are managed by the organisation Skíðasvæði.
Iceland's premier ski slopes are at 84-sq-km Bláfjöll (561 8400), which has downhill, cross-country and snowboarding facilities - and gets swamped by eager city dwellers when the snow begins to fall. Passes cost around Ikr1700/around Ikr500 per adult/child 6 to 16, and you can hire skis, poles, boots and other gear at reasonable rates. The resort is located about 25km southeast of Reykjavík on Rte 417, just off Rte 1. Buses leave from the Mjódd bus stand southeast of town.
Northeast of town, a ski lift operates during winter,.