A wetland extending from the outlet of the Fnjóská river to Bárdartjörn near the village of Grenivík. Habitats comprise large and small riparian marshes of sedge (Carex, Eriophorum), pools, river and streams, river islets with willow Salix, and saltmarshes. Land-uses include grazing and eider husbandry (Somateria mollissima).
Not much information is available on birds, but other breeding species include a good variety of ducks and waders.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Höfdahverfi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2021.