Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 60 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
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).

Key biodiversity
Not much information is available on birds, but other breeding species include a good variety of ducks and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hofdahverfi. Downloaded from on 01/07/2022.