Site description (2000 baseline)
Estuarine bays lying 10 km north-east of the town of Akranes, with small offshore islands, beaches and intertidal flats. Eider husbandry (Somateria mollissima) is practised (`Other' land-use).
There are also notable numbers of staging Haematopus ostralegus (1,000-2,000), Pluvialis apricaria (a few thousand), Calidris alpina and Charadrius hiaticula.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Grunnafjordur. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/grunnafjordur-iba-iceland on 27/09/2023.