Country/territory: Norway

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3 (2014)
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Area: 440 ha

Protection status:

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description
A large island with steep cliffs on its northernmost peninsula. Land covers 220 ha of the site, the rest being sea.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding seabirds.

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