River Sæmundará is a hidden pearl that flows in Sæmundarhlíð in Skagafjörður. It is 22 km long and is a rain fed river with a 172 km² catchment. The river is fished with two rods and managed successfully about two decades ago. However, unrestrained net fishing in Miklavatn spoiled the fishing and catches collapsed to almost nothing. Fishing has been coming back in recent years, with more juveniles released into the river and the acquisition of net fishing in the lake. In addition to salmon, there are good populations of char and sea trout in the river. The river is sold for two to three days at a time and all the rods are sold together. The average catch in the last 10 years is about 230 salmon.