Baugstaðaós (spring fishing)

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Fishing season

20 April – 31 May


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

More than 5 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


Family friendly, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
26000 ISK to 26000 ISK

What can be fished


The fishing area Baugstaðaós is a short distance east of Stokkseyri. In addition to Hróarsholtslækur, which runs into it, Baugstaðaá falls into it from Skipavatni and the fishing boundaries are at the outlet of the lake. Fish pass through the estuary into Hróarsholtslækur (Vola) and Baugstaðaá. Baugstaðaós has a long history, especially for good sea trout fishing. The fish vary in size: from 1 pound to 16 pounds. During migration, they are often very lively, and it can be said that the estuary simmers with fish when the migration is at its peak. A few salmon are also landed each summer, most ranging from 5-10 pounds. There are also sea-run char, that are slightly noticeable both in the estuary and Vola, so it could be exciting for enthusiastic fly fishermen to explore it better, e.g., in early spring.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

The fishing cabin is not available at spring time

Fishing rules

There are two rods sold at Baugstaðaós and sold together

It is fly fishing only and catch and release


The fishing area reaches from a bridge just above the fishing cabin, down to the sea and from the outflow of Skipavatn. It is relatively short and has 10 marked fishing spots.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Stokkseyri: only 5 km, Selfoss: about 20 km, Reykjavík: about 70 km and Akureyri: about 440 km

About the fishing license

Fishing guard: Ólafur Ottó (+354) 894-2187



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