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Winter Festival Held in Akureyri

The forthcoming annual winter festival Éljagangur (“intermittent snowstorms”) will be held in Akureyri, the largest town in north Iceland, February 10-13. The program promises various winter activities and “cool” events and exhibitions for the entire family.


Winter in Akureyri. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

These include a march with flashlights and a snow obstacle race at the local ski resort, Mt. Hlídarfjall, ski-doo race and ice cross at the Leirutjörn pond, a fat snowman on Rádhústorg square, an ice sculpture outside the new culture house Hof, toboggan tours on behalf of Kaldbaksferdir and EY-LÍV’s annual winter sport expo.

According to a press release, preparations are well underway and there is plenty of snow.

The festival is held by Hlídarfjall, EY-LÍV, the Akureyri Region Business Agency, Visit Akureyri and Blek design and supported by a number of companies and associations.

For further information (in Icelandic) visit the festival’s website or email organizer Birkir Sigurdsson: [email protected].

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