Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: B1i (2000)
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Area: 540 ha

Protection status:

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
A shallow estuary, located 9 km north-west of the town of Akureyri. It is flanked by meadows and bogs, with some eroded gravel areas. Other land-uses include angling and eider husbandry (Somateria mollissima).

Key biodiversity
The site supports about 30 breeding waterbird species. The estuary is one of few in the Eyjafjördur area and supports notable numbers of foraging waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hörgárósar. Downloaded from on 25/02/2021.