The winters in Iceland are long. Here in the east you can expect snow at least from January until late April, sometimes even into May. In spite of this, the climate is surprisingly mild. Temperatures rarely drop below -10° C, due to Iceland’s unique geographic location. The warm Gulf Stream embraces the whole island thus creating a warmer climate.
The skiing facilities here in Seydisfjord are excellent. The ski slope is never overcrowded, and is one of the most beautiful in the whole of Iceland. Just a 15 minute. drive from the hostel, it’s a perfect location for snowboarding and downhill skiing as well as a starting point for longer cross-country ski-trips across the mountains.