A complex of river flood-plains, marshes, small lakes and flood-meadows near the town of Dalvík. Land-uses are mainly grazing and haymaking.
Notable breeding species include Podiceps auritus and various duck species; hundreds of Anas penelope moult here.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Svarfadardalur. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2021.