• Declining scale
  • Avalanche scale
    1. Small 2. Moderate 3. Considerable 4. High 5. Extreme Not rated
  • Reported avalanches
    Very large

Avalanche forecast for Abisko/Riksgränsfjällen

Avalanche forecast for Abisko/Riksgränsfjällen


Moderate avalanche danger

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully, identify features of concern.
5. Extreme 4. High 3. Considerable 2. Moderate 1. Low Not rated

Forecast summary

Official language of the SEPA avalanche forecasts is Swedish. This is a summary of the current forecast in English. It contains information about the avalanche danger rating, general travel advice and a description of the avalanche problems of most concern. Detailed information about the snowpack and further travel recommendations is currently only available in the Swedish version. In the event that there is a discrepancy between the two language versions, the Swedish language version shall prevail. Use this summery with common sense and at your own risk.


3. Considerable

Avalanche problem 1: Wet avalanches


Alpine Treeline Below treeline Avalanche danger



Expected sizeSmall/Big

Wet avalanches

Wet slab and loose wet avalanches. Wet Slab avalanches are the release of a cohesive layer of snow (a slab) that is generally moist or wet when the flow of liquid water weakens the bond between the slab and the surface below (snow or ground). They often occur during prolonged warming events and/or rain-on-snow events. Wet Slabs can be very unpredictable and destructive. Wet Loose avalanches are the release of wet unconsolidated snow or slush. These avalanches typically occur within layers of wet snow near the surface of the snowpack, but they may quickly gouge into lower snowpack layers. Loose Wet avalanches can trigger slab avalanches that break into deeper snow layers. Aviod steep terrain when and where the snow is moist.