The mountain Måstadfjellet seen from path by Storhaugen.
Old stone fences on Måstad, Nupen in the background
Mountain path.
The bay Måstadvika, with Sanden and Nupen in the background.
Road my Eidet, mountain Breidfjellet in the background.


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    802 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    67°38'N 12°36'E
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Situated on the southern part of Værøy Island between the Lofotodden peninsula and Røst Island, the Site is an important breeding area for pelagic seabirds. It supports large colonies of nationally red-listed species such as the Atlantic puffin Fratercula arctica and the black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla. The western part of the Site is a steep area rising from the sea up to a mountain plateau at 400m; it is covered by rich vegetation due to the nutrients brought by the large colonies of seabirds. The Site also contains a characteristic system of sand dunes with unique botanical values. Vital populations of herring gull Larus argentatus, great black-backed gull Larus marinus, common gull Larus canus, northern fulmar Fulmarus glacialis and Eurasian oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus are found, while harbour seal Phoca vitulina and otter Lutra lutra occasionally visit. Collection of eggs and down from some species is permitted within the protected landscape area comprising the eastern part of the Site, but forbidden within the nature reserve in the western part. 

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve - Måstadfjellet
    • Protected Landscape - Måstadfjellet
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