Fossá – Trout section

South Iceland
Photo credit: Iceland Outfitters

Fishing season

15 April – 30 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release




Family friendly, Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars, Only by foot

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
12500 ISK to 12500 ISK

What can be fished


The waterfalls Háifoss and Hjálparfoss are not passable for fish, but between the waterfalls there are resident brown trout. The fishing area is very beautiful and rather large, so there is plenty to do all day for anglers. Fossá is famous for its waterfalls and Háifoss is the second largest waterfall in the country. It is an impressive sight to stand below the waterfall and fish in the pool which often gives good fishing. The upper part of the trout area of Fossá flows into a gorge. Few anglers make their way to the area because it is a considerable walk to the fishing spots. Those who do walk there often end up in adventurous fishing. The lower part has more bank pools, flats, and riffles. There are fish all over the area and anglers need to be diligent in exploring.

Fishing rules

Two rods are allowed and are sold together. Fishing begins in April / May, depending on the situation and it is fished throughout September.


The fishing area extends from the waterfall Háifoss, upper part, and down to waterfall Hálparfoss, lower part.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Selfoss: about 70 km, Reykjavík: about 125 km and Akureyri: 495 km


Apart from the waterfalls that define the limits of the fishing area, the commonwealth farm Stöng and Gjáin are close by.

About the fishing license



South Iceland

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