Avalanche bulletin - Eyjafjörður (experimental)

  • Thu Dec 02

    Moderate danger
  • Fri Dec 03

    Moderate danger
  • Sat Dec 04

    Moderate danger

A considerable amount of wind packed snow lies on top of firn. The snowpack is thickest above 5-600 m and inland. A weak layer may have formed in the cold temperatures lately.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Variable wind the last days has caused snow to accumulate in many aspects. A weak layer may have formed due to faceting.

Snow layers and snow cover

Considerable snow has accumulated in mountains since the warm period ended early last week. The snowpack is generally rather thin below 5-600 m, but higher in mountains and inland more snow has accumulated in many aspects after variable winds. A snow pit from Öxnadalsheiði 28.11. showed rather stiff and homogeneous wind drift on top of a hard crust. Between these layers, crystals were forming, and they may have turned into a weak layer by now due to the cold temperatures lately. Mountain travelers could trigger avalanches in steep terrain.

Recent avalanches

No reports of recent avalanches.

Weather forecast

Stiff SW winds on Thursday, temperatures around freezing point and mostly dry. Cold and calm on Friday and Saturday. Dry on Friday but light snow showers on Saturday.

Forecast made: 01 Dec 16:21 GMT. Valid until: 03 Dec 19:00 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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