South Iceland
Photo credit: Haukur Þórðarson

Fishing season

01 April – 20 October


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

3 rods

Fishing limits

2 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only, Only by foot

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
3000 ISK to 62000 ISK

What can be fished


Geirlandsá is without a doubt one of the best sea trout rivers in Iceland. First and foremost, anglers can expect to get very good sea trout, but also some salmon and char. The river is a 22 km long spring water fed river and originates in Geirlandsárbotnum, which is 500-600 m above sea level in the western highlands of Kaldbakur. Below Hagafoss, the river flows in beautiful gorges that widen as it descends, but there the river runs in curves at the gorge bottom and finally over the plains on gravel and sands.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

There is a good fishing cabin by the river with four double bedrooms (bunks), a kitchen, lounge, a bathroom with a toilet and shower. The kitchen is equipped with the main electrical appliances and a cooker with an oven. A gas grill is also on site. Anglers may arrive at the cabin one hour before they start fishing and must vacate the house at 2 pm on the day of departure. People must clean the house before leaving and remove rubbish. The guests provide duvets, bedding, dish cloths and dish towels themselves.

Fishing rules

Flies and spinners are permitted in the spring but flies, spinners and worms may be used for summer and autumn fishing. Anglers are allowed to take 3 fish per rod daily and it is recommended that they release all spawning fish and fish that are 70 cm or larger. Two anglers may share a rod and they should always stay together when fishing the river.

Two days are usually sold at time, except from June 20th until August 5th when 3 days are sold.


Drive highway one to Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Turn from the main roundabout in the town onto road 203, which is Geirlandsvegur, and follow it 3 km. There, just beyond the farm Geirland, take a left turn into the driveway to the fishing cabin, which is in a grove under the mountain Kylli.

The fishing area is about 12 km and reaches from the fishing spot Ármót and up to the waterfall Hagafoss.

Fishing map

Fishing Spot description

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Very close to Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Selfoss: about 200 km, Reykjavík: 260 km and Akureyri: 630 km

About the fishing license


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


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