Skíðavikan!

27 03 2013

Today marked the opening of Ski Week! The Skiing week of Ísafjörður is the oldest town festival in Iceland dating back all the way to 1935, it takes place in the Easter week every year. Ísafjörður is a renowned skiing town and the both the facilities to practice cross country skiing and down hill are fantastic. Through the years the Ski week has developed from being only a celebration of the skiing sport, it is now combined with Aldrei fór ég suður so the weekend is packed full of fun! The first event was the sprint race through the center of town…

The kids start skiing as soon as they can stand! Here they are practicing on the snow filled streets.

The kids start skiing as soon as they can stand! Here they are practicing on the snow filled streets.

Even the mayor on the left, Daniel Jakobsson, skis. In fact he competed in cross country skiing in the 1994 Olympics! Unfortunately he did not make it past this knockout round.

Even the mayor on the left, Daniel Jakobsson, skis. In fact he competed in cross country skiing in the 1994 Olympics! Unfortunately he did not make it past this knockout round.

 

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