Avalanche bulletin

Avalanche conditions

Because of thaw and warm temperatures this week the snow cover has become mostly stable, still with unstable wind slabs present in confined gullies. New snow is expected in mountains in most parts of the country in the next few days. Where wind is stiffer, drifting snow will form wind slabs that can be unstable. 
Written by a specialist at 15 Jan 15:20 GMT

Avalanche bulletins for selected areas

The avalanche bulletin is at a regional scale. It does not necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Fresh easterly winds on Saturday and snow in mountains, especially in the east parts. Northeast or variable wind on Sunday with snow. Strong northerly winds on Monday with snow in north Iceland.
Written by a specialist at 15 Jan 15:38 GMT


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

Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.

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