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.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Predation by introduced American mink Mustela vison is a threat.
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BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aedey. Downloaded from
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