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Hlíðarfjall lodge and ski slopes, Jan 2011
Highest point
Elevation1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Coordinates65°38′55″N 18°15′57″W / 65.6487°N 18.2659°W / 65.6487; -18.2659Coordinates: 65°38′55″N 18°15′57″W / 65.6487°N 18.2659°W / 65.6487; -18.2659
Hlíðarfjall is located in Iceland
Locationnorthern Iceland
Akureyri, with Hlíðarfjall behind, viewed from the eastern shore of Eyjafjörður, morning November 2007

Hlíðarfjall (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈl̥iːðar̥ˌfjatl̥]) is a mountain located west of the Icelandic town Akureyri in Eyjafjörður. It is the site of one of two major ski resorts in Iceland;[1] the former hotel no longer offers accommodation and is now mostly used for meetings.

Hlíðarfjall is generally considered to be named after Lögmannshlíð, a (formerly important) homestead and church site on the slopes of the mountain (the word hlíð having the meaning "slope").[2]


  1. ^ "Hlíðarfjall ski resort site". akureyri.is. Archived from the original on 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  2. ^ "Meaning of the name given on the (Icelandic) website of the Árni Magnússon Institute". arnastofnun.is. Archived from the original on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2017-09-17.