Solvær archipelago

Country/territory: Norway

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B2 (2014)
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Area: 12,270 ha

Protection status:

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high near favourable negligible
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Site description
An archipelago of hundreds of islands (maximum size 300 ha), islets, and skerries. The landscape is undulating with a mosaic of rocks and bogs. Parts of the largest islands are cultivated and inhabited.

Key biodiversity
A very important area for Haliaeetus albicilla in winter.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Solvær archipelago. Downloaded from on 12/08/2020.