Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Situated in the mountainous north of Sweden, the site covers a valley containing lakes and marshes. The extensive tracts of coniferous forest are mainly old, with regeneration occurring following forest fires.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding waterbirds, raptors and waders. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Anser erythropus, Haliaeetus albicilla and Gallinago media.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No serious threats are known at the site.

Protected areas
National High International HighIBA overlaps with Nature Reserve (21,000 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area (21,600 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Påkketan. Downloaded from on 22/01/2021.