Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

New snow in the mountains in Northern Iceland and a few recent avalanches. The old snow is melting and considered stable. Warming temperatures this weekend and the new snow should gain strength. Some change of wet loose snow avalanches late in the day, in steep slopes facing the sun.
Written by a specialist at 19 May 13:14 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Low danger

Old snow in the mountains that is considered stable. Some chances of wet loose snow avalanches late in the day in steep slopes facing the sun.
Valid from: 19 May 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 22 May 16:00 GMT

Tröllaskagi

Moderate danger

Some new snow in the mountains, especially in the northern part, that came on Wednesday and Thursday. 60 cm of new snow at mt. Illviðrisshnjúkur by Siglufjörður. Snowline reached all the way to the lowland yesterday but is now at around 400 m. A few recent slabs and loose snow avalanches released in the mountains around Ólafsfjörður. The new snow could still be unstable especially in steep slopes facing south. Warming temperatures this weekend and snow should gain strength.
Valid from: 19 May 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 22 May 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Low danger

Old snow in the mountains that is considered mostly stable. Some chances of wet loose snow avalanches late in the day in steep slopes facing the sun.
Valid from: 19 May 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 22 May 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Calm weather and sunny in the whole country. Warm temperatures
Written by a specialist at 19 May 13:17 GMT


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IMO issues an avalanche bulletin Monday, Wedenesday and Friday at 16:00 GMT for three selected areas.

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