Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2015)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 1,913 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
A sea cliff in the extreme north-west of mainland Iceland. Recreation is the main land-use. There is no permanent settlement in the neighborhood. Eggs are collected traditionally from the auks at certain places on the cliff (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
Important for its large numbers of breeding seabirds; other abundant species are Fulmarus glacialis, Fratercula arctica and Uria lomvia (12,000 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ritur. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.