Elliðaár – Brown Trout

Southwest Iceland
Photo credit: Ingimundur Bergsson

Fishing season

01 May – 05 June


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Accessibility for the disabled, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
8300 ISK to 8300 ISK

What can be fished


Stangaveiðifélag Reykjavíkur has in recent years made it possible for their members to recover from the non-fishing chills by offering enjoyable brown trout spring fishing. This option has been well utilized by members and the fishing is normally good. The biota of the river is diverse and the local trout stock is strong. Anglers are asked to keep the area clean and be careful close to nesting areas of birds.

Fishing rules

If fishing buddies do not lease both the rods, anglers need to divide the area between them.  The fishing manager  has made  a suggestion of division, but anglers need to arrive  at a specified  time to pick out an area. The  manager  will contact everyone in advance, but anglers who have  bought a license at  short notice are asked to contact the office of SVFR or the fishing manager  outside office hours ( t: 00-354-8929252). 


The fishing area extends from Höfuðhyl to Hraun. The best fishing is in the upper part of Elliðaá and Ármótin and Höfuðhylur are the most productive pools. Note that it is not allowed to fish closer to Elliðavatnsstífla than 50 meters.


Services nearby

Nearest cities

The Elliðaár brown trout area is on the outskirts of the capital

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport is only in 5 km distance

About the fishing license

The Angling Club of Reykjavik, [email protected]  t: +354 568-6050


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

15:00 – 21:00


Southwest Iceland

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