a high Northland river. Rather big by Icelandic standards
and at one point dammed for electricity production. The
river is fished with four daily rods and the catch varies
from 50 salmon in
a very bad year to over 300 salmon in an outstanding year.
This river, as most in these regions, is known for big fish
and salmon of over 20 pounds are taken every season.
The Fljotaa is
also one of Iceland’s major sea char rivers and during top
seasons several thousand char have been taken. As a rule, when the char
hordes are at their largest, the average weight goes down a bit. This river
is mostly fished by local anglers, but visitors will have no problems in
obtaining board and lodging at nearby farmsteads.