An offshore island with sea cliffs and grasslands. Land-uses include sheep farming, fishing, tourism, collection of eggs of Uria aalge, and traditional harvesting of adult puffins Fratercula arctica.
Huge numbers of seabird breed; other common species include Fulmarus glacialis, Uria lomvia (c.7,100 pairs) and Sterna paradisaea (hundreds of pairs).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Grímsey, Eyjafirdi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2019.