Country/territory: Norway

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3 (2014)
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Area: 720 ha

Protection status:

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description
Three steep, grass-covered islands: Storstappen, Kjerkestappen and Bukkstappen. Land covers 170 ha of the site, the rest being sea.

Key biodiversity
Cliff-breeding seabirds nest mainly on Storstappen.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gjesværstappan. Downloaded from on 13/06/2021.