A small, short three rod
river in the middle of the Southland. It originates in the lake Heidarvatn
just north of the village Vík, and flows two kilometers into the glacial
river Kerlingadalsa. The Vatnsa, though small, has a haunting beauty and
utterly unique surroundings. Having carved its way through a soft bed of
rock, it is dotted with caves, tunnels and large rocky mushrooms. All the
terrain is thickly vegetated. The river itself is narrow and
fast flowing but still slows sufficiently now and then allowing Salmon and
Sea Trout breathers. The Salmon starts running
in late July and continues throughout September.
The Sea Trout starts about mid August and continues far into
autumn. They tend to drift into the lake while the Salmon stay longer in
the river. Both spawn in the river though. This river is prolific,
usually producing an annual catch of 100 to 150 and
have bean released from
man made lagoons
to the river the catching has increased up to 800 salmon per season
and 150 to 250 Sea Trout.
The distance from the capital is
about 200 km and 10 km from Vik.