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Articles in Rivers

KALDAKVISL

River Kaldakvisl is a good char and brown trout fishing spot It is divided into... more

LAKE KVISLAVEITA

In 1980, The National Electricity Authority commenced work on the project of... more

SVARFADARDALSA

River Svarfadardalsa is excellent for sea char angling and also offers some sea... more

KVIA RIVER

The short but rapid river Kvia discharges the short glacier snout Kviarjokull... more

BJARNARFJARDARA

This is rather a short river but its system reaches relatively far into the... more

STEINADALSA – FELLSA

These are actually the same river with different names for different parts Its... more

MIDDALSA

This river has its sources at 330 m above sea level, small lakes in the... more

REYKJARFJARDARA

This is rather a small and a short river with its origin in the mountains It... more

STAEDAVOTN BREIDAVIK COVE

Lakes Staedavotn are two mountain lakes above cove Breidavik, about 10 minutes'... more

SKALMADALSA

This is an excellent, three rod sea char river, which spills into the... more

GUFUDALSA

This is a prolific, four rod sea char river with some hope of catching an odd... more

GEIRADALSA

This is rather a small river with its sources in the mountains, mainly two... more

MULAA

This is a small river with its sources at the 500 m elevation in the mountains... more

PRESTBAKKAA

A small river fished with two rods with a self catering hut  It flows into... more

KROSSA

KROSSA - HROFA These neighbouring rivers are not prolific but do produce a... more

HROFA

HROFA-KROSSA These neighbouring rivers are not prolific but do produce a few... more

SELA

This river is the one with the greatest volume and one of the longest in the... more

LANGADALSA

This is the region's second  salmon river of some note It is fished with two... more

LAUGARDALSA

This is a small volume river, starting in an inland lake, strolling on through... more

HAMARSA

The sources of this river are in the mountains and valleys behind the bay... more

BULANDSA

The fishing area of this river is only about 1,5 km long from the sea to the... more

TUNGUA – DALSA

Both rivers are in the Faskrudsfjordur county River Tungua runs through a... more

NORDFJARDARA/FJARDARA

This river has its main catchment in the valleys Hraundalur and Fannardalur and... more

KELDUA

This is a run off river, which has its sources in the highlands and discharges... more

MULAA

This river is very popular among the natives and is one of the many tributaries... more

EYVINDARA

This is a mixed spring fed and run off river, a tributary to the glacial river... more

RANGA Egilsstadir

This river is the discharge of Lake Sandvatn, which collects a few brooks from... more

SELFLJOT

This river is the discharge of lake Helluvatn and other smaller ones in the... more

LAXA in NES

This beautifully situated river is fished by two rods and registered fishing... more

SELA in ALFTAFJORDUR

Sela is a small river situated on the east coast, lying between Laxa i Nesjum... more

BREIDDALSA

This river is the only notable salmon river in the Eastfiords of Iceland It has... more

FOGRUHLIDARA – FOGRUHLIDAROS – KALDA – JOKLA

River Fogruhlidara and its estuary, Fogruhlidaros, are at the easternmost foot... more

HOFSA VOPNAFJORDUR

A large river in the Vopnafiord region, fished with 6 to 8 rods per day It is... more

VESTURDALSA

A small river in the Vopnafjordur district Fished with three daily rods, the... more

SELA

This is one of Iceland’s largest clear water rivers and one its best salmon... more

MIDFJARDARA

A little known salmon river in the Bakkafiord area Fished with two to three... more

HROLLEIFSDALSA

This is a prolific, three rod sea char river with some brown trout and 10-20... more

LAXA in ADALDALUR VALLEY

This is probably the most interesting Trout and salmon river of the country The... more

BRUNNA

This is a 3 rod, sea char and sea trout river Its fishing spots and... more

LITLA

This river is located in the Kelduhverfi County and is renowned for its large... more

OLAFSFJARDARA

River Olafsfjardara is divided into five two rods' fishing areas The mainstay... more

HAFRALONSA

he Hafralonsa is a large volume river fished with six rods It is the longest of... more

HOLKNA

The least known of the rivers of Thistilfjordur It produces the fewest salmon... more

SANDA

A large volume river, fished with three rods per day, and exclusively leased by... more

SVALBARDSA

The westernmost viver of the Thistilfjordur area is a medium sized spring fed... more

ORMARSA

Much the same applies to the Ormarsa that is already said of the Deildara They... more

DEILDARA

A Northeast river on the Melrakkaslétta, fished with two to three rods and... more

MYRARKVISL

A small two rod river that flows into the Laxa in Adaldalur Valley A normal... more

REYKJADALSA – EYVINDARLAEKUR

Technically the same river The former flows into the lake Vestmannsvatn and the... more

LAXA i ADALDAL

This is one of Iceland’s major salmon rivers and in many quarters simply... more

SKJALFANDAFLJOT

This large volume glacial rivers has some of Iceland’s most stunning... more

HORGA

This run off river is in the Eyjafjordur District During days or periods of... more

FNJOSKA

This is rather a large run off and spring fed river, which discharges into the... more

FLJOTAA

Is a high Northland river Rather big by Icelandic standards and at one point... more

FLOKADALSA

This is a neighbouring river of the Fljotaa and much of the same can be said of... more

HUSEYJARKVISL

This river is located just east of the hamlet Varmahlid in the Skagafiord... more

SAEMUNDARA

This is a small volume two rod river, flowing into a large lake, Miklavatn The... more

LAXA in SKEFILSTADAHREPPUR

This river spills into the Skagafjordur bay almost directly east of the river... more

LAXA in REFASVEIT

This is a rather small volume river fished with two rods It has some... more

SVARTA

This is an average volume river, a tributary to the Blanda The Svarta is a... more

BLANDA II

River Blanda is divided into four angling areas Area one stretches from the... more

BLANDA

This is a large, partially a glacial river A dam linking to a power plant in... more

LAXA a ASUM

This is a small volume two rod river It has a small self catering lodge It is... more

MIDFJARDARA

One of the top rivers in Iceland and in fact a river system consisting of three... more

HRUTAFJARDARA – SIKA

This is a fine salmon river, fished with three rods and has one of the best... more

STADARA – HAGAVATN

Lake Hagavatn has an area of about 1,3 km², its greatest depth is 8 m and it... more

BROKARVATN

Lake Brokarvatn has an area of about 0,4 km² Its greatest depth is 4 m and it... more

Seleyri

COASTAL ANGLING Near the town Borgarnes is a spit of land called Seleyri,... more

SVINADALSA

This is a run off river with its sources in the mountains of the district... more

HVOLSA – STADARHOLSA

These rivers used to be pretty good salmon rivers That was then, this is now A... more

Krossa in Skardsstrond

Krossa in Skardstrond a two rod river and we are still in the Dalir region... more

FLEKKUDALSA

A three rod river and a very popular one indeed It is of medium volume and... more

FASKRUD

A two rod river producing 200 to 350 salmons in during the season It has a... more

LAXA in DALIR

One of the better rivers in Iceland, fished with 7-8 rods it usually exceeds a... more

HAUKADALSA .

This excellent salmon river is one of Iceland’s best It is a medium volume... more

MIDA

This river is located a short distance west of the village Budardalur It is on... more

HORDUDALSA

This is an excellent 2-3 rod sea char river with some hope of an odd salmon... more

SETBERGSA

Setbergsa is a two rod, small river on Skogarstrond, which yields 150-200... more

LYSA CATCHMENT AREA

The following lakes belong to this area: Torfavatn, Reydarvatn, Hop and... more

STRAUMFJARDARA

A just under average volume river, fished with three daily rods Like most of... more

HAFFJARDARA

The best salmon river of the Snaefell's Peninsula A rather large volume river... more

HITARA

A rather large volume river just west of the Alfta It is a pretty good river,... more

ALFTA

A small river, fished with two rods, just west of River Langa It offers an... more

LANGA

One of the island's major salmon rivers, annually boasting of 1200 to 2000 plus... more

NORDLINGAFLJOT

River Nordlingafljot is the discharge of several lakes in the moorland areas of... more

GLJUFURA

A small but delightful river, branching from the Langa and flowing into river... more

NORDURA

his river has taken roots in the top three in recent years, the annual catch... more

THVERA – KJARRA

The same river The upper part is the Kjarra, the lower part the Thvera It even... more

HVITA: Brennan, Straumar, Svarthofdi, Skuggi

This is a glacial river and the main artery of the Borgarfiord region Most of... more

REYKJADALSA

This is not a major Salmon river but it occasionally reaches a catch of 100 or... more

FLOKADALSA

A small three rod river which flows into the glacial river Hvita A high quality... more

GRIMSA

This 10 rod river is one of the „big guns” in the country and rarely if... more

ANDAKILSA

An average volume, two rod river on the boundary of the prolific Borgarfiord... more

LEIRA in LEIRARSVEIT

Leira is a river in county Leirarsveit, a short distance from one of the best... more

Highland Angling

The lakes in the interior are innumerable Some of them are connected by brooks... more

BOTNSA

This is a privately owned river Small in volume and fished with two rods per... more

BRYNJUDALSA

A small river fished with two rods per day Near the estuary, two impassable... more

LAXA IN KJOS – BUGDA

Together, these rivers, the main river Laxa and the smaller tributary Bugda,... more

LEIRVOGSA, Angling

This small river is consistently Iceland’s second best river when the average... more

ULFARSA Angling

This is an ultra small river, hardly more than a creek, yet a fine salmon... more

ELLIDAAR Angling, Salmon

A small volume river within the boundaries of the capital, Reykjavik Unique as... more

GALTALAEKUR

Small, sensitive, clear stream is only 3 km long with 20 pools Despite the... more

VARMA – THORLEIFSLAEKUR

The upper part of the river has the name Varma, but the lower part... more

BAUGSSTADAOS – HROARSHOLTSLAEKUR – VOLI

River Baugsstadaos runs through the Floi County and forms the boundary to the... more

HOLAA

River Holaa is the discharge of Lake Laugarvatn and tributes to River Hagaos,... more

RIVER BRUARA

This is the second largest spring fed river of the country Its sources are... more

MINNIVALLALAEKUR, angling

This brook is situated in the Land Parish, about 1½ hours' drive from the... more

TUNGUFLJOT

The sources of this river lie a short distance beyond the inhabited areas in... more

ELDVATN

This crystal blue spring fed river has its sources at the edge of the 1783 lava... more

GRENLAEKUR

This is a small and a short river Its sources are mainly cold springs at the... more

VIKURFLOD

Lake Vikurflod has an area of 0,12 km² The catch consists of lake char, brown... more

VATNAMOT RIVER SYSTEM

This river system consists of many rivers, streams and brooks, which unite and... more

GEIRLANDSA

This is one of the best sea trout rivers of the country, with 4-12 pounders The... more

HORGSA

This is a clear small river, which upper part runs through beautiful and rugged... more

FOSSALAR

The catchment area of this river is widespread and it has an abundance of good... more

LAXA – BRUARA

River Laxa is rather short and crystal clear Its course has beautiful... more

SOG RIVER

Iceland’s largest spring fed river and a famous salmon river It has been on a... more

OLFUSA – TANNASTADATANGI

This fishing spot in River Olfusa near the Laugarbakki spot and the confluence... more

HVITA – LANGHOLT, Gislastadir – Snaefoksstadir

A glacial river of considerable volume It is fished mostly like the Olfusa... more

BRUARA Hamrar

A large clear but cold river It is not a prolific salmon river yet the junction... more

TUNGUFLJOT. Biskupstungur

During the last few years, the proprietors of this river have been testing its... more

KALFA, angling

Kalfa his is a small spring fed river, a tributary of River Thjorsa, near the... more

STORA LAXA

A rather large volume river fished with ten rods It splits into three beats,... more

THVERA, Angling

A rather small river flowing into the East Ranga just above the junction of the... more

SKOGA, Angling

Skoga is a growing salmon river Rock pools and habitats have been created very... more

Laxa in Leirarsveit

This is one of Iceland’s main rivers It is of medium volume and fished with... more

Vatnsa – Kerlingadalsa, Angling

A small, short three rod river in the middle of the Southland It originates in... more

Ranga west, Angling

The West Ranga is in many ways the same as the East Ranga, although much... more

Ida

Ida Hvita Not a river in itself, but the confluence of rivers Stora Laxa and... more

Bruarhlod

Bruarhlod is the narrow and shallow gorge of the Hvita River about two miles... more

Skaftaros – Skafta River

A general store was built at Skafárós in 1920 while the transportation of... more

Hverfisfljot River

Hverfisfljót is one of the largest glacial rivers in the area and it... more

Djupa River

The Djúpá River in the Fljótshverfi District originates in Síðujökull... more

Jokulsa a Fjollum

About Jokulsa a Fjollum This glacial river, a discharge of the icecap... more

Eyjafjardara River

About Eyjafjardara River This river runs through the long Eyjafjord valley... more

Holsa River

About Holsa River This spring fed river was called Djupa (The Deep River) in... more

Vididalsa, Fitja

About Vididalsa This is one of the top rivers, producing a thousand salmon in... more

Skjalfandafljot

About Skjalfandafljot This large volume glacial rivers has some of Iceland’s... more

Olfusa River

About River Olfusa Rivers Hvita and Sog change names after their confluence... more

Jokulsa a Fjollum

This glacial river, a discharge of the icecap Vatnajökull in the south, is the... more

Vatnsdalsa River – Westfjords

About Vatnsdalsa This river spills into the bay Vatnsfiord in the Northwest It... more

Vatnsdalsa River

About Vatnsdalsa The main section is a six rod fishery and the only river with... more

Stokkalaekur

About Stokkalaekur Stokkalaekur is surrounded by beautiful landscapes The... more

Lagarfljot

Lagarfljot River Lagarfljot is the second largest one in the East, about 85... more

Skafta River

Skafta is a mixed glacial and spring fed river Most of the glacial discharge... more

River Thjorsa

About River Thjorsa The Book of Settlements explains the denomination of the... more

Kudafljot River

The glacial river Kudafljot in south Iceland has a large catchment area Its... more

Markarfljot River

The 1070 km² catchment area of the glacial river Markarfljot has to be forded... more

Thjorsa River

About Thjorsa The Book of Settlements explains the denomination of the river:... more