A river flood-plain near Saudárkrókur town, comprising lakes, pools and extensive, seasonally flooded marshes/mires, dominated by sedges (Carex, Eriophorum). The area includes the lakes and marshes by Miklavatn, áshildarholtsvatn, Tjarnartjörn and the Skógar area. Land-uses include grazing and fishing.
An important moulting area which also supports a wide diversity of breeding wildfowl, waders and other waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Miklavatn i Fljotum. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2022.