Avalanche forecast for Abisko/Riksgränsen


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: Wind slabs


Alpine Treeline Below treeline Avalanche danger



Expected size

Wind slabs

Wind Slabs form in specific areas, and are confined to lee and cross-loaded terrain features. They can be avoided by sticking to sheltered or wind-scoured areas.