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).
One of the largest breeding colonies of Somateria mollissima in the country, and Sterna paradisaea and Fratercula arctica are also common breeders.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aedey. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.