Avalanche bulletin - Eyjafjörður (experimental)

  • Tue May 21

    Moderate danger
  • Wed May 22

    Moderate danger
  • Thu May 23

    Low danger

New snow has formed wind slabs on most aspects. Warming temperatures may cause avalanches to release on that layer between old and new snow to begin with until the new snow subsides.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Warming temperatures may cause wet slabs to release.

Snow layers and snow cover

New snow in the mountains from the weekend has formed small wind slabs on leeward slopes. New snow may not bond well with older firn and natural avalanches may occur during warming. People may trigger avalanches on steeper slopes. Underlying snow is considered relatively stable, uniform and isothermal. Snow showers on Thursday may form more wind slabs in upper elevations.

Recent avalanches

No reports of recent avalanches.

Weather forecast

Slow wind and no precip oon Tuesday but increasing SW-winds on Wednesday until Thursday with snow showers in the mountains. Otherwise mild weather and overnight frost.

Forecast made: 20 May 15:03 GMT. Valid until: 22 May 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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