Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3 (2015)
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Area: 863 ha

Protection status:

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Krýsuvíkurberg. Downloaded from on 07/08/2020.