Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3 (2015)
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Area: 5,300 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
Sea cliffs in the far north-east of mainland Iceland, c.25 km north-east of the town of Thórshöfn. Land-uses include grazing, tourism, and the collection of eggs of Uria aalge from the cliffs every spring.

Key biodiversity
The site supports huge numbers of breeding seabirds, including Uria lomvia (12,000 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Skoruvik-Skalabjarg. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.