River Hafralónsá is one of the most powerful rivers in northeastern Iceland and is therefore large and complex. There are gorges with large cliff walls and beautiful gravel runs. The catches in the catchment of Hafralónsá have varied over a time but have been fair in recent years. The river can be broadly divided into three parts; the lowest section runs on sandbanks with rather calm, large runs, but in between there are slack areas where the salmon often rest on their way up the river. The middle section is mostly in a canyon and houses the famous spots, Gústa and Stapa, where salmon can be found throughout the season. In the upper section, the river runs through moors and hills, and many extremely beautiful fishing spots can be found.