The largest sea cliff in south-west Iceland, 30 km south-west of Reykjavík. The eggs of Rissa tridactyla and Uria aalge are traditionally collected (`Other' land-use), and livestock are grazed in the area.
Important for its large numbers of breeding seabirds; other common species include Fulmarus glacialis, Uria lomvia (c.2,600 pairs), Cepphus grylle and Fratercula arctica.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Krýsuvíkurberg. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2019.