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.
A good diversity of waders also breed here.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Breidamerkursandur - Fagurholsmyri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/07/2022.