One of the top rivers in Iceland and in fact a river system consisting
of three tributaries and a mother river. The mother is the Midfjardara. First the
Austura and the Nupsa come winding away from their respective moorlands and unite. The
name Austura prevails as the river enters a valley of lush farmlands. Then, some ten
kilometres from the sea, the Vestura unites with the Austura, from a third set of
moorland lakes and wetlands. When the Austura and Vestura become one, the name
Midfjardara takes over.
This is a ten rod river system and in
few if any salmon fisheries in Iceland do anglers have more space.
The Midfjardara has a great lodge with staff and board. The
Midfjardara has a productive sea char fishery in the final two
kilometres before it enters the North Atlantic. Some of the char are
large, 5 to 7 pounders.