Lake Nykurvatn can be found at the front of Burstafell, close to the old highway that runs through Vopnafjarðarheiði and down into the valley. Its measured area is 0.5 km², it is considered to be quite deep and lies 424 m above sea level. Its drainage is Teigará, which flows into Hofsá. There are a lot of Arctic char in the lake, most of which are 300 – 500 g. However, there are also predatory char in the lake, which are probably of another strain, and they can be quite big. There are a considerable number of fish three to four pounds, which are often caught on a rod. The largest net caught char from the lake was 8 pounds. The char from the lake is considered to be very good to eat. Access to the lake is very good and families can have a good time there together.