Breidamerkursandur - Fagurholsmyri

Country/territory: Iceland

IBA criteria met: A4ii, B1ii, B2 (2000)
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Area: 6,900 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description (2000 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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Breidamerkursandur - Fagurholsmyri. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.