Southwest Iceland
Photo credit: Hreggnasi

Fishing season

28 June – 28 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

2 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available


Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
32000 ISK to 68000 ISK

What can be fished


Brynjudalsá is a small, but productive river in Hvalfjörður that runs to the sea in Brynjudalsvogur. It has two waterfalls, Bárðarfoss and Kliffoss, where high numbers of salmon accumulate under certain circumstances. When that happens, the anglers need to approach the river with prudence, for good results. There is often a lot of excitement below the waterfalls, especially Bárðarfoss early in the season. Later in the summer, the salmon spreads throughout the area and then Kliffoss and fishing spots below it can be very productive. The average catch over the last 5 years has been 225 salmon.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

In the summer of 2015, a new dignified fishing lodge was built on the riverbank by Brynjudalsá. It is located by the upper waterfall, with a great view over Hvalfjörður. In the lodge there are two bedrooms and good facilities. 


From Reykjvík, drive Highway 1 towards Hvalfjarðargöng. Just before the tunnel, turn  right into the valley of Hvalfjörður and across the bridge over river Laxá in Kjós.  Keep on driving until you come to Brynjudalur. 

The fishing area is about 11 km and there are 22 marked fishing spots. The upstream limit  is Tóftarhylur and the downstream limit is the waterfall Bárðarfoss.  

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarnes: 48 km, Reykjavík: 65 km, Reykjanesbær: 106 km and Akureyri: 330 km


Bjarteyjarsandur: 16 km and Ferstikla: 21 km


Glymur (the highest waterfall in Iceland): 8 km and the War & Peace Museum tel: +354 433-8877, (22 km)

About the fishing license

Hreggnasi ehf t: +354 577-2230 & +354 898-2230,  [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Southwest Iceland

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