Northeast Iceland

Fishing season

15 June – 20 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


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

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


Fremri-Deildará is on Melrakkaslétta and flows from Lake Fremra-Deildarvatn down to Lake Ytra-Deildarvatn. This is a small but especially beautiful river. Anglers must put in some effort to fish it, as there are no roads along the river. Cars can be parked by Ytra-Deildarvatn and anglers must then walk north by the lake until they reach Fremri-Deildará. At the bottom of the river there is a 200-m section, where an incredible number of char often gather and the shoal can sometimes be seen. Brown trout can also be found in many parts of the river. The fish are often willing to take the fly, both nymphs and streamers, and under the right conditions it is possible to fish with dry flies. The char in Fremri-Deildará are usually 1-2 lbs. but the trout can be bigger. In the autumn there is also the chance of salmon.

Accommodation & Facilities

Other accomodations

There is no fishing lodge in the area, but those who want to stay overnight are advised to check accommodation at Raufarhöfn. Otherwise, just bring a tent.

Fishing rules

There is no quota, but anglers are advised to fish in moderation. There are two rods permitted in the river.


The fishing area of Fremri Deildará is about 8 km

Services nearby

Nearest cities

The nearest town is Raufarhöfn

About the fishing license

Salmontails t: +354 666-9555 & 899-3702, [email protected]



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