An island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, and grass slopes. Land-uses include sheep-grazing. The site comprises the seabird colonies that surround the island.
Svínoy holds internationally important seabird colonies, with over 30,000 pairs of breeding seabird.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Svínoy. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.