A complex of crater-lakes in the southern highlands of Iceland, c.30 km south-west of the Vatnajökull glacier. Many lakes have some surrounding vegetation (marshes and grassy areas), and lava-fields have some moss-cover, but otherwise, away from the lakes, there are large, flat expanses of eroded gravel with little or no vegetation. The area is used for sheep-grazing, tourism and trout-fishing (one of Iceland's most popular areas).
Other breeding birds include some Aythya marila and Histrionicus histrionicus, and A. marila also moults in the area (c.200 birds).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Veidivötn. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/10/2019.