Avalanche bulletin - Northern West fjords

  • Tue Feb 19

    Moderate danger
  • Wed Feb 20

    Considerable danger
  • Thu Feb 21

    Considerable danger

Windslab after NE-wind. Facets have been observed in the snow.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

The snow can become unstable when it gets warmer on Thursday.

Snow layers and snow cover

Windslab after NE-wind. Facets have was seen in the snowpit in Dýrafjörður on Saturday.

Recent avalanches

Size 2 in Önundarfjörður and size 1 in Dýrafjörður.

Weather forecast

Strong E-wind on Wefnesday and precipitation. Warmer weather on Thursday.

Forecast made: 18 Feb 14:40 GMT. Valid until: 20 Feb 20:00 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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