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Slopes in Akureyri will be open over Easter

Meteorologists have forecast bad weather for most parts of Iceland this weekend and skiing areas are not expected to be open, with the exception of Mount Hlídarfjall in Akureyri, northeast Iceland.

“We have been open every day since November and we plan to continue,” director of the Akureyri skiing area Gudmundur Karl Jónsson told Fréttabladid. He added he expected the skiing conditions to be good over Easter.

The director of the skiing area in Bláfjöll Mountains near Reykjavík, Grétar Hallur Thórisson, said the slopes will probably not be open this Easter. There is enough snow, he said, but the weather will not be good enough.

According to Fréttabladid, it is not yet clear whether the skiing areas near Ísafjördur in the Westfjords and Dalvík in northeast Iceland will open over Easter.

“The weather will not be very good over Easter,” said Óli Thór Árnason, meteorologist at the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

“On Maundy Thursday and Good Friday [official church holidays] the weather will be good in some parts of the country, but over the weekend the weather will worsen,” Árnason said.

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