Avalanche bulletin - Eyjafjörður (experimental)

  • Thu Oct 28

    Moderate danger
  • Fri Oct 29

    Moderate danger
  • Sat Oct 30

    Moderate danger

Snow has accumulated in the mountains after the snowfall on Wednesday. Rainfall the next few days but snowfall in the top of the mountains and snow could become unstable where the rain reaches it.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Where the rain reaches accumulated snow.

Snow layers and snow cover

Most of the snow is in the western part of the forecasting area, for example in Hlíðarfjall, but less snow is in mountains in the east. Little snow is in the lower part of mountains but snow has accumulated above 4-500 m after snowfall on Wednesday. Isolated windslabs are possible after strong NE winds night to Wednesday. Likely the snow will become wet up to high elevations during the rain the next few days and become temporary unstable.

Recent avalanches

A small avalanche fell last Sunday easterly in Hlíðarhryggur.

Weather forecast

Slow changing winds and no precipitation early Thursday then turns to northeast winds with rain or sleet and snow in the highest mountains until Friday. Slow changing winds and no precipitation on Saturday.

Forecast made: 27 Oct 15:47 GMT. Valid until: 29 Oct 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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