Although the wind subsides and the weather improves, it will still be a very high risk of avalanches in the area around Longyearbyen and Nordenskiöldland.

According to the avalanche forecast for the next days, NVE writes that although it looks like the worst wind will be over during Friday, the snow will be unstable for many days to come.

- We therefore urge people to show extreme caution if they are out in the terrain, especially on steep slopes, Governor Kjerstin Askholt says.

The Governor recommends people to follow the weather forecast on yr.no and NVE's avalanche warning on varsom.no