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Fishing season

08 July – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

8 rods

Fishing limits

1 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For half a day
30000 ISK to 50000 ISK

What can be fished


River Breiðdalsá has its source in mountains where streams converge and Tinnudalsá, Suðurdalsá, and Norðurdalsá flow together. The surroundings of Breiðdalsá are spectacular and it is said that people can hardly find a more beautiful river to fish. There is good potential for big salmon – salmon around and over 10 kg are caught annually. It is possible to buy single days without food or accommodation until July 11 and from September 10. Groups that take all the rods can buy accommodation in Veiðihúsið Eyjar without food, if requested.

Travel options are by car to Breiðdalur or by flight to Egilsstaðir. If flight is chosen, a guide from Strengir can be hired or a car rented at Egilsstaðir Airport. From the airport to Breiðdalsá is just over 100 km.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

On the banks of River Breiðdalsá in the land of Eyjar. In the valley bottom, there is a beautiful fishing lodge that offers one of the most magnificent accommodation facilities in the country. There are eight double rooms, each with a private bathroom, satellite TV and internet connection. A luxury suite is available for those who really want to make themselves comfortable. The house has a sauna and a hot tub. The dining room and the lounge are well equipped, and an elegant fireplace is a prominent feature. There is a large terrace with a gas grill and good facilities for outdoor dining. The view of the irresistible mountain range of Breiðdalur is magnificent.

Fishing rules

All salmon 70 cm and larger must be released or placed in hatcheries. It is permitted to take two salmon under that size per rod daily. In July and August, it is fly fishing only, but in September spinners and worms may be used.


The salmon section in Breiðdalsá extends through the whole river above the trout section, together with Suðurdalsá and Norðurdalsá.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Egilsstaðir: about 100 km, Akureyri: 347 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel and Reykjavík: 610 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel

Nearby airports

Egilsstaðar airport: about 102 km

About the fishing license

A new tenant has taken over the river, information will be posted as soon as possible


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


East Iceland


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