Avalanche bulletin - Tröllaskagi

  • Tue Apr 07

    Moderate danger
  • Wed Apr 08

    Considerable danger
  • Thu Apr 09

    Considerable danger

ENE-snow showers in strong winds have accumulated wind slabs on top of stable older snow. Warm weather on Monday night and Monday morning has improved stability.

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

The temperature reached above zero in the northern part of the peninsula on Monday. The older snow from before the weekend is considered stable except in the highest mountains where older windslabs with buried instabilities may be present. Windslabs in S- and SW-facing slopes from last weekend may be unstable, especially higher up in the mountains.

Recent avalanches

Several snow avalanches were released on Monday in Ólafsfjarðarmúli and near Dalvík after the weather turned warmer.

Weather forecast

Strong SW-wind but little precipitation on Tuesday night and Tuesday morning. N-wind 8-15 m/s on Tuesday evening with some snowfall. Uneventful weather on Wednesday and Thursday.

Forecast made: 06 Apr 20:02 GMT. Valid until: 09 Apr 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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