Northeast Iceland has many excellent and popular salmon rivers which are fresh and free of pollution. The salmon fill these rivers in spring and thrive there at optimal conditions. The ratio of big salmon is higher in Þingeyjarsýsla region than elsewhere in Iceland. Laxá river in Aðaldalur valley is undoubtedly the best known river in Northeast Iceland. Among others are Fnjóská and Skjálfandafljót in the Þingeyjarsveit district and the rivers in Þistilfjörður.
In many places scattered across the region are innumerable lakes and pools holding promise of fresh arctic charr or brown trout. There are few better pastimes than to enjoy the outdoors in this beautiful, radiant, northern environment, make a few casts and renew your energy, optimism and joie de vivre. To find out about permits for fishing you can enquire at information centres or at the nearest farm if you happen upon a tempting lake or river.
For those who prefer sea fishing, the deep blue ocean awaits. There are sea angling trips on offer in various places and some people enjoy throwing a few casts right from the shore.