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Skiing and COVID-19 in Ísafjörður, Iceland

Can I ski at the ski resort in Ísafjörður?

Ísafjörður is a town in the northwest part of Iceland, commonly known as the Westfjords. This place is amazing for skiing. It is the largest locality in the Westfjords and serves as an administrative center. The Westfjords are largely known to be the coldest parts of the country. This region is mostly mountainous, with little fjords surrounded by steep hills.

Ísafjörður is the largest settlement in this region. It is known for its cold winters and cool summers. July is the warmest month, while November is the month with the most rainfall. High winds are common and clear days are few all through the year. The major industry in this town is fishing and it boasts of one of the largest fisheries in the country. They also hold several festivals, such as the Ski Week Festival and a cross-country skiing competition.

The village has a ski resort with 9km of trails and 3 lifts for guest transportation. Its highest point is at 487m, which provides a vertical drop of 372m to skiers. The trails are available to all categories of skiers and are accessible with the lifts. A closer look at the trails presents the breakdown as 50% is ideal for beginners, and 28% for intermediate. while the remaining 22% is reserved for expert skiers and snowboarders.

 Skiing in Ísafjörður

Skiing in Iceland
Skiing in Ísafjörður

Skiing in ÍsafjörðurFor adventure seekers, there is an option to try cross-country skiing combined with a trek across Seljalandsdalur Valley. It is an interesting way to see the amazing landscapes of the Westfjords, and the trails vary in length from 1km to 12.5km.

There are several options of places to stay close to the Ísafjörður Ski Resort. Various accommodation options provide ski storage, while rentals of ski equipment can be found in the ski resort.

Skiing in Iceland

Skiing spots in Iceland
Skiing in Iceland

Iceland follows strict testing and tracing procedures to manage COVID-19 effectively. The country has been able to effectively control the effects of the pandemic and includes several practices for vacationers, to ensure this remains so. Travelers from approved countries can visit Iceland, once they have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test should not be more than 72 hours prior to the visit. Visitors without this get fined. Once in the country, visitors undergo 2 COVID-19 tests, and a 5 day quarantine period in between. Ski resorts are open and operational with measures in place to reduce contact.

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