Avalanche bulletin - Tröllaskagi

  • Sat Feb 22

    High danger
  • Sun Feb 23

    High danger
  • Mon Feb 24

    Considerable danger

NE snowstorm on Thursday to Saturday with heavy snowshowers. Large avalanches have been reported in the last few days. A persistent weak layer in the snowpack.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Mf crust on top of faceted crystals, might be eroded in some places in strong SW-winds before the new snow last week.

Snow layers and snow cover

NE snowstorm on Thursday to Saturday with heavy snowshowers. Before there was deep powder snow in valleys in the northern part. A weak layer was cound in a snowpit in Siglufjörður in the Mf crust below the wind slab. There are also wind slabs after strong N-winds on Monday last week and finally N-NE winds on Sunday-Monday with some snowfall.

Recent avalanches

A large slab avalanche fell in W-aspect of Pallahnjúkur around 23:00 on 17.2. The avalanche reached down to the walley bottom and over the river. One new slab avalanche was seen on Monday morning in Ólafsfjörður and another one in Ytri-Árdalur on Tuesday. On Thursday, an avalanche was reported in Ósbrekkufjall. It is ecpected that more avalanches will be reported when weather improves.

Weather forecast

Less NE wind and pecipitation on Saturday. Snowshowers the next few days.

Forecast made: 21 Feb 18:38 GMT. Valid until: 24 Feb 21:00 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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