Southwest Iceland

Fishing season

18 June – 20 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

3 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


Flókadalsá, often called Flóka, has the characteristics of both rain and spring fed rivers. It has its source from the west side of the glacier Ok and runs from there 35 km to Hvítá in Borgarfjörður, just above Svarthöfða. After a considerable fishway construction the river is accessible for salmon all the way to it’s source. Few rivers in Iceland have as constant water flow and little fluctuations in fishing as Flóka. Therefore, average catch is high considering the number of rods, and in 2008 and 2010 the river returned a catch of over 700 salmon. In the summer 2013 a record was made, when 937 salmon were caught. Licenses are popular, with the same people coming year after year.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

In 2002 a new fishing lodge was opened. It’s located in Varmalækjarlandi somewhat above road nr. 50.  Drive Flókadalsvegur nr. 515 and after about 500 m drive turn left in direction to the lodge. It has good facilities for anglers and accommodation in four triple rooms. 



The fishing area is all river Flókadalsá and a part of river Engjadalsá, from Svarthöfði to waterfall Lambafoss. A total of about 16 km


Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarnes: 37 km, Akranes: 67 km, Reykjavík: 104 km and Akureyri: 356 km


Deildartunguhver & Krauma: 16 km, Hraunfossar og Barnafoss: 37 km, Húsafell: 44 km and Víðgelmir (cave): 47 km

About the fishing license

Sigurður Jakobsson, Varmalæk t: +354 435-1442 & +354 862-2822. Demand is high and regular customers always come first


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Southwest Iceland

Popular flies

Latest news at Flókadalsá

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