Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: B1i (2000)
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Area: 540 ha

Protection status:

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
A complex of river flood-plains, marshes, small lakes and flood-meadows near the town of Dalvík. Land-uses are mainly grazing and haymaking.

Key biodiversity
Notable breeding species include Podiceps auritus and various duck species; hundreds of Anas penelope moult here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Svarfadardalur. Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.