Northeast Iceland
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Fishing season

01 April – 20 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, Only by foot

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
10000 ISK to 10000 ISK

What can be fished


River Geitafellsá is a small river in Reykjahverfi and is part of the extensive water system of Laxá in Aðaldalur. It comes from Lake Kringluvatn and flows to Lake Langavatn. This is a good brown trout river and there are good sized fish hiding amongst the smaller ones. Most trout are 400 – 600 lbs. Later in the summer, arctic char migrate into the river, from Langavatn, and it is possible to catch good numbers of char in July or August. At Geitafellsá you must be careful along the banks so as not to disturb the fish and there is adventurous fishing on the dry fly when conditions allow.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

It is possible to get accommodation at Geitafell, see more here

Fishing rules

Anglers who do not stay overnight at Geitafell are asked to avoid entering the car park there and move around the area as little as possible so as not to cause any disturbance. Fishing licenses are non-refundable. The buyer undertakes to record all fishing conscientiously in a specially prepared fishing logbook. All salmon and brown trout must be released, but char may be taken.


The area reaches from the road Kísilvegur down to Lake Langavatn

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Húsavík: 28 km, Akureyri: 68 km, Egilsstaðir: 95 km and Reykjavík: 455 km


Heiðarbær: 10 km og Dalakofinn: 25 km


Lake Mývatn: 28 km, waterfall Goðafoss: 34 km and the Sea baths in Húsavík: um 30 km

About the fishing license


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Northeast Iceland

Popular flies

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