Breidamerkursandur - Fagurholsmyri

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
A wetland area on a glacial outwash plain, formed by a number of rivers running from the Vatnajökull glacier on the south-east coast of Iceland. There are small marshes (dominated by Carex and Eriophorum), glacial lagoons, sandy areas with rushes Juncus, and flat areas of glacial outwash gravel, partly or completely vegetated with moss and other vegetation. Land-uses may include hunting.

Key biodiversity
A good diversity of waders also breed here.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Nootka lupin Lupinus nootkatensis, an introduced plant which is highly invasive, may pose a potential threat to the natural vegetation of the habitat.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Breidamerkursandur - Fagurholsmyri. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.