The source of river Norðfjarðará is under Fanndalsfelli up in the highlands in Norðfjörður. The river is popular and has been ranked on the top 10 list of the best char rivers in the country. A few salmon are also caught in Norðfjarðará each year. In the river are many 2-3lb. (1 – 1.5 kg) char and it has been reported that char up to 6 or 7 pounds are caught each year. The fishing in Norðfjarðará is consistent, with about 700 to 800 char, mostly caught by fly fishing. The best time in the river is late July and well into August. At the beginning of the summer, the fishing is mostly in the lower part of the river, but by mid-July fish have arrived in most fishing spots of the river. The summer of 2012 was a record year in Norðfjarðará, when 1,142 char(s) and 11 salmon were caught. Either half or full days are sold in the river.