Five-year-olds in a West Fjords play school are learning balance and coordination thanks to a donation of cross-country skis.
Elsa Guðrún Jónsdóttir and Freydís Halla Einarsdóttir have both had their race debuts at this year's Winter Olympics.
Former President of Iceland Ólfaur Ragnar Grímsson broke his pelvis in a skiing accident in Aspen, Colorado in December.
Large crowds are expected today at Bláfjöll ski resort, where workers have been busy preparing the slopes.
Skiers in the capital area can likely rejoice next week, because there are plans to finally open the Bláfjöll Ski Resort on Monday.
The unseasonably warm weather in Iceland this winter has caused more elation among golfers than skiers.
Ski resorts all around Iceland are open today, Maundy Thursday, and most are expecting a busy day as today is the first public holiday of the five-day-long Easter weekend. However, the capital’s main ski areas are set to remain closed.
“It’s a complete craze,” says Stella Hjaltadóttir, a cross-country trainer in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, when describing the nation’s new pastime.
Spring isn’t quite here yet, judging by the recent snowfall. While some have grown tired of the snow, others are happy to hit the slopes; ski resorts will be open across the country today. Outside Reykjavík, most slopes in Bláfjöll and Skálafell will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.
One of Iceland’s top skiers, María Guðmundsdóttir, was pleased with placing 36th in slalom at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creak in the U.S., February 2-15. She placed 52nd at World Cup two years ago. In the meantime, she injured her knee, missing the 2014...
All the snow which has fallen in Iceland in the past weeks have resulted in ski resorts being able to open across the country. The slopes are being prepared in Hlíðarfjall above Akureyri, North Iceland, and Bláfjöll near Reykjavík and it is hoped that they can open today.