Fjarðará in Borgarfjörður

East Iceland
Photo credit: Veiditorg

Fishing season

20 June – 20 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

3 rods

Fishing limits

5 fish per rod/day


Not available


Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
7500 ISK to 7500 ISK

What can be fished


River Fjarðará, together with River Þverá, are nice sea-run char rivers that flow through the lowlands of the beautiful and famous Borgarfjörður estuary. Together they form a fishing area of up to 20 km. By nature, these rivers are most suitable for sea-run char fishing, but a few salmon are also caught there every summer.

Accommodation & Facilities


There is no fishing cabin by the river. Accommodation options are in Borgarfjörður eystri e.g. in the hotel Álfheimum or at

Fishing rules

It is permitted to take one salmon under 70 cm per day and five char under 47 cm. Two rods are allowed on the upper beat and one on the lower beat.


Lower beat (brown trout): from the estuary to the fishing spot Glæsodda. Upper beat (chance of a salmon ): from Glæsodda to the waterfalls in Þverá and Fjarðará.

Log book

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarfjörður Eystri: only 2 km, Egilsstaðir: 72 km and Akureyri: 290 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel

Nearby airports

Egilsstaðir airport: 74 km


Borgarfjarðarhöfn, and also Hafnarhólmur which is the nesting place of 10,000 puffins. There you can enjoy refreshments at Hafnarhús Kaffi. Also, a visit to Álfakaffi is recommended.

About the fishing license – Fjarðará í Borgarfirði

Fishing Guard: Guðmundur Magni Bjarnason t: +354 665-6305

Quantity discount is calculated if the same number of rods are purchased before and after noon.


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

15:00 – 21:00


East Iceland

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