Hlíðarfjall

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Hlíðarfjall
SkiAkureyri.jpg
Hlíðarfjall lodge and ski slopes, Jan 2011
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Location
Hlíðarfjall is located in Iceland
Hlíðarfjall
Hlíðarfjall
Iceland
Location northern Iceland
Coordinates 65°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
Akureyri, with Hlíðarfjall behind, viewed from the eastern shore of Eyjafjörður, morning November 2007

Hlíðarfjall 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]

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