It's very sparsely populated, with over 60% of the 320,000 Icelanders living in the capital city Reykjavik. Many people imagine Iceland to be a bit like Greenland; lots of ice and not much else. This isn't true. Iceland has a handful of lift served ski resorts which offer a truly unique experience, very different from the conventional European skiing. The biggest is Hliðarfjall, up on the north coast near Akureyri. With six lifts it isn't what you'd call a big ski area but it gets reliable snowfall all winter and has a stunning backdrop. If you can handle the notoriously brutal weather and dark winters, a trip to Iceland could be one of the best experiences you've had on skis.
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