Austurá trout area

Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: Baldur Guðmundsson

Fishing season

10 June – 20 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
8500 ISK to 8500 ISK

What can be fished


The source of river Austurá is in Lake Arnarvatn stóra and from the lake downstream to the heath-fence, which separates the pasture and homelands, is 22 km. However, the fishing area is only 2/3 of that distance or about 14 km. There are a lot of trout in the river below Arnarvatn stóra. There are also some char, mainly where the river is calm and has deep pools. The advantage of the river is that the fishing remains good after the fish in the lakes had eaten their fill and stopped feeding. However, the fish stocks are affected by the fishing pressure. The fact is that there is no control on numbers of anglers and no quota for fish killed.

Accommodation & Facilities


Accommodation available by Lake Arnarvatn stóra:

The Big Hut: 3400 ISK per/person

Guesthouse for four people: 13.000 ISK for 24 hours

Dísarbúð (for seven people): 24.000 ISK for 24 hours


The fishing area is River Austurá, from Lake Arnarvatn stóra to the fence for the grazing pasture

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Hvammstangi: um 63 km, Akureyri 252 km and Reykjavík: 242 km

About the fishing license

Rafn Ben, Staðarbakka t: +354 892-7576, [email protected] & Eiríkur fishing guide t: 354 893-2449



Northwest Iceland

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