Norðurá in Borgarfjörður is considered, by many anglers, to be the best salmon river in Iceland, with an average catch of about 2000 salmon the last 10 years. The river runs from Holtavörðuvatni, about 62 km from the sea and it´s catchment area is about 518 km². Norðurá has about 170 marked fishing pools and their diversity is great; from medium size pools to big flats/runs. The fishing area offers everything one can imagine in a salmon river. In Norðurá there are three waterfalls, Laxfoss, Glanni and Króksfoss.
The upper part of Norðurá,The mountain”, has everything to offer for anglers who are thirsty for adventure in a beautiful but at the same time challenging nature. It’s possible both to walk on green grounds down in the plains and try out the heaths in the typical landscape there, with clumps and cliffs. The river is fascinating as it flows either calm or fast, and alternates between runs and flats, waterfalls and rapids/riffles. The hope for fishing is rich, not least as the summer progresses and autumn does not spoil the diverse autumn colors of nature.