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Y couloir near Akureyri

two beautiful couloirs right next to the road

Freeride Skiing Severe

8.2 km
1.1 km
1.1 km
Low Point
245 m
High Point
1.1 km
Y couloir near Akureyri Map

For this 10th episode of the YouTube series Hidden faces we wanted to do something special, so we decided to go to Iceland. To find lines that suit our style of skiing we tought the mountiains in North were the best choice. We headed to the Troll peninsula and stayed in Akureyri for a little while. On the way we already saw a cool objective to ski and checked it out. After some research on the line with the local skier David, we waited for the right moment to ski it. This line is easy accessible from the road but there is no dedicated parking spot. Please make sure you don’t park the car on the road. The lookers left couloirs left couloir is more protected and de lookers right one is a bit steeper. You can check out the video via think link to see how its done: Video! Skiing Couloirs in Iceland is Incredibly Satisfying | Hidden Faces Ep 10 https://youtu.be/FXhaX8tHZi8



Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between February and May


  • Bowl
  • Couloir
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons