Avalanche bulletin - Southwest corner

  • Fri Mar 01

    Low danger
  • Sat Mar 02

    Low danger
  • Sun Mar 03

    Low danger

Thawing has affected the snowpack up to the mountain tops, and a significant amount of snow has melted. The snowpack is now uniform and has strengthened in colder weather. Small wind slabs may have formed in in depressions and gullies during W-directions.

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

A significant amount of snow has melted during thaw on Sunday and Monday. During freezing on Tuesday, the snowpack strengthened again. Since then, there has been light snowfall in the area, and small wind slabs may have formed in east-facing gullies and valleys.

Recent avalanches

A small slab was reported in Bláfjöll on February 22nd along with small sloughs and cornice fall.

Weather forecast

North 8-15 on Friday and no precipitation. Slower winds in the evening and partly cloudy.

Forecast made: 29 Feb 15:08 GMT. Valid until: 01 Mar 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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