Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Thu Oct 28

    Moderate danger
  • Fri Oct 29

    Moderate danger
  • Sat Oct 30

    Moderate danger

Snow is considered stable in general after melt/freeze cycles. NE-winds with snowfall high in the mountains but otherwice rain.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Snow layers and snow cover

Old firn in most places in the mountains but possibly isolated small windslabs in S- to W-aspects. Snow has been settling but some new snow above 500 m

Recent avalanches

Few small avalanches fell in northern Önundarfjörður last week.

Weather forecast

NE winds and snowfall high in the mountains but rain further down. Freezing altitude around 500 m.

Forecast made: 27 Oct 16:33 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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