Avalanche bulletin

Avalanche conditions

There has been snowfall and snow drift in NW- and N-Iceland since Wednesday evening. Considerable snow has accumulated both in the mountains and also in the lowland. The snowpack appears rather stable but some snow avalanches have been reported, in N- and S-Súgandafjörður in NW-iceland and north of Ólafsfjörður in N-Iceland. Continued snowfall and snow drift is forecast until Saturday.
Written by a specialist at 21 Feb 17:12 GMT

Avalanche bulletins for selected areas

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


  • Sat Feb 22

    High danger
  • Sun Feb 23

    High danger
  • Mon Feb 24

    Considerable danger
Forecast made: 21 Feb 18:38 GMT. Valid until: 24 Feb 21:00 GMT.

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

On Friday evening, NE-winds, 10-18 m/s, strongest in the NW. Snowfall or snow showers in the northern and northwestern parts of the country, and also in the south, otherwise mostly dry. Calmer weather Saturday night and Saturday morning with less precipitation in the north and nortwest, but continued snow showers in the south. Otherwise mostly dry and clear skies in SW-Iceland. Temperature 1 to 8 degrees below zero on Saturday, cooler in the afternoon and evening. On Sunday, SW- and W-winds, mostly 8-15 m/s, and snow showers, but clear skies in the east. Temperature 1 to 6 degrees below zero. On Monday, SE-winds, 3-13 m/s, strongest by the SW-coast. Snowfall in S- and W-Iceland, but cloudy and mostly dry. Slightly warmer weather than on Sunday.
Written by a specialist at 21 Feb 17:43 GMT

Avalanche Danger Scale

Very high


About the bulletin

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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