This site includes the lowland areas around Sandur with moorland and peatbogs, and the lakes Gróthúsvatn, Sandsvatn, Stóravatn and Lítlavatn. There is hay cultivation and sheep-grazing.
This is an important site for breeding waders.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vøtnini á Sandoy (Lakes of Sandoy). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2020.