Lake Deildarvatn has
an area of 1,3 kmē. It is rather shallow and situated 38 m above sea
level. Its catchment area includes the rivers Fremri-Deildara and Oldua
and a few brooks. Its discharge, river Deildara, one of the finest
salmon rivers of the Northeast, spills into the sea. The distance from
the main road (85) to the lake
is 4,5 km and it is accessible by car from the
airstrip east of the lake and from the farmstead Holl. The landscape
around the lake is boggy. The lake abounds in fish,
lake char and brown trout (1-2 pounders). Salmon run through it to
enter the upper part of river Deildara.
The distance from the capital
is 648 km by the Whale Bay tunnel.