The Norðurá-river has over 150 named fishing pools, and offers an incredibly diverse fishing experience, along with some of the most dramatic scenery. It is often called “the most beautiful river” in Iceland. The upper part is rather flat, the river bottom being mostly gravel. The middle section, up and down from the beautiful waterfall Glanni, is predominated by rocks and lava mixed with bushes and trees and green grass flats. In the lowest part, below the Laxfoss waterfall, the river runs through wide canyons and there you can find many of the most magnificent fishing pools in the river – that are perfect fly pools. It is easily fished with a two handed rod in early season, but as the water drops in July and the fish numbers start increasing dramatically it is perfect for a single hander and the hitch.