The Skjalfandafljot River is 178 kilometres (111 mi) long, and is the fourth longest river of Iceland situated in the north of Iceland.
This large volume glacial rivers has some of Iceland’s most stunning waterfalls. Salmon runs the lower parts of the river, which is fished by at least four rods. The river seems to have a healthy stock, yet the fishing leaps and dips according to the colour of the water. During warm weather, the melt off into the river is more than during cold weather. So in the warm weather, the river gets muddy and the fishing dips as a result. During colder spells, the water is clearer and the fishing is better.