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Awful Weather And Possible Avalanches In North Iceland

Awful Weather And Possible Avalanches In North Iceland

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Published January 15, 2018

If you’re in or traveling to North Iceland today, be on your guard.

The latest forecast shows low temperatures and dangerously high winds for the entirety of North Iceland today and tomorrow. In fact, the entire country is going to be experiencing temperatures well below zero until Saturday. Winds will be from 10 to 20 metres per second across north Iceland through Tuesday afternoon, and snow and hail are expected to pour down on North Iceland for much of tomorrow.

These conditions, combined with the steep mountains pushed right up against the sea in the West Fjords especially, create the ideal conditions for a potential avalanche. As such, an avalanche warning has been issued for the West Fjords.

While driving during the windy period and hiking on the mountains at all are therefore inadvisable, there’s still no reason why, if you’re already up north, that you can’t go out and take in the stark beauty of the landscape. That is, if you’re equipped with gear from 66°N.

66°N has made a science out of staying warm in even the worst weather, and looking pretty damn good at the same time, too. We can personally attest that it’s actually quite refreshing to walk around in Iceland’s characteristic weather as long as you’re dressed for it, and there’s few better ways to dress for it than going with 66°N.

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