Dalsá & Tungudalsá

East Iceland
Photo credit: veiditorg.is
Calendar

Fishing season

20 June – 20 September

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

5 rods
Stop

Fishing limits

No quota
Information

Guidance

Not available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only, Only by foot
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
7000 ISK to 7000 ISK

What can be fished

Description

The rivers Dalsá and Tungudalsá are nice rain-fed rivers in Fáskrúðsfjörður. Their source is barely 1000 m high in the moorlands above Fáskrúðsfjörður and they run through the valleys on either side of Suðurfjall. Dalsá is the bigger river and the highway from the Fáskrúðsfjörður tunnel runs along it for the most part. Tungudalsá, on the other hand, is in an untouched and beautiful green environment with no road alongside. The char in Dalsá are a similar size to fish in rivers in nearby fjords, mostly one up to one and a half pounds. However, every summer fish around and over 3 pounds are caught, along with a few salmon. Tungudalsá changes considerably from year to year because of high winter flows but there are good fishing spots that seem to stay from year to year and there are char of around the same size as in Dalsá.

The char in Dalsá are a similar size to fish in rivers in nearby fjords, mostly one up to one and a half pounds. However, every summer fish around and over 3 pounds are caught, along with a few salmon. Tungudalsá changes considerably from year to year because of high winter flows but there are good fishing spots that seem to stay from year to year and there are char of around the same size as in Dalsá.

Accomodation options

Guesthouse

The Guesthouse Tunguholt t: (+354) 892-1374 & 847-1679

The Guesthouse of Elín Helga t: (+354) 868-2687

Fishing rules

There is no quota, but moderation is recommended, and anglers are asked to release as many fish as possible. Fly, worm, and a spinner are permitted in River Dalsá, but in Tungudalsá it is fly fishing only. 3 rods are allowed in Dalsá and 2 in Tungudalsá Fishing permits: Half day 5000 ISK. + 1000 kr. deposit / Full day 7000 ISK. + 1000 kr. deposit. All catches must be recorded into an electronic logbook for Dalsá & Tungudalsá on Veiðitorg.is.

Logbooks of recent years can be seen here

Directions

River Dalsá is fishable as far as the waterfall Svarðarfoss, which is a long way up-river. River Tungudalsá is fishable for almost 4 km, to the waterfall Stekkjarfoss.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Reyðarfjörður: 19 km, Egilsstaðir: about 48 km, Akureyri: 294 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel

Nearby airports

Egilsstaðir airport: 50 km

About the fishing license

veiditorg.is

Supervision: Halldór Pétur Ásgeirsson t: +354 477-1130 & t: +354 861-2154,dalsa.wordpress.com/

Schedule

Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

15:00 – 21:00

Night shift

Location

East Iceland

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