Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2 (2000)
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Area: 757 ha

Protection status:

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
An island (200 ha) and adjacent area in the middle of the ísafjördur firth, by Snæfjallaströnd, north-north-east of ísafjördur town. Land-uses include grazing and eider husbandry (Somateria mollissima) (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
One of the largest breeding colonies of Somateria mollissima in the country, and Sterna paradisaea and Fratercula arctica are also common breeders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aedey. Downloaded from on 22/06/2021.