Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: B1i (2000)
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Area: 700 ha

Protection status:

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
A slow-flowing river with associated estuary and seasonally flooded marshes (dominated by sedge Carex) by Akureyri airport.

Key biodiversity
The area supports hundreds of migrating ducks in spring, as well as a wide variety of breeding waterfowl and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hólmarnir. Downloaded from on 09/08/2020.