Aerial view of Ulendeltaet
Canoeing in lake Ulen
Canoeing in lake Ulen


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    269.9 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    64°09'N 13°49'E
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Ulendeltaet is an undisturbed freshwater delta on Lake Ulen, which includes stretches of a meandering river, marshes, islands, oxbow lakes and pools. Spruce and birch forests line the riverbank and vast, well-developed willow scrubs are important breeding areas for different passerines such as the yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) and the willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus). The delta and the lake harbour large numbers of brown trout (Salmo trutta), arctic char (Salvelinus alpines), burbot (Lota lota) and common minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus). The area also has a stable population of Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber). The Site functions as a sediment trap and is important for nutrient fixing as well as flood reduction. It is used by local communities for fishing and moose hunting, but also for canoe trips and bird watching. A National Park Centre is located near the Site.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve - Ulendeltaet
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