Glerá í Dölum

West Iceland
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Fishing season

01 July – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

1 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
20000 ISK to 20000 ISK

What can be fished


Glerá has its source in the mountains on both sides of Glerárdalur and it falls through the valley a long distance to the sea. Droughts can affect the fishing in Glerá, as with most of the smaller rivers in this area. However, there can often be good fishing despite the amount of water and the length of the river. The fishing has mostly been just over 80 salmon, but usually around 60 – 70 are caught. The main fishing spots are Foss, Klapparhylur, Grjótgarður og Leirubakki. Also, Símastrengur and Grænibakki in sufficient water levels.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

An old fishing hut stands on the riverbank, and it is thought of as a refuge for anglers rather than accommodation. It is heated with gas and does not have a great in the way of facilities, but it does have some.


Glerá is only fishable a short distance, up to a peculiar waterfall just above Highway one

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Búðardalur: 16km and Reykjavík: 154

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 159 km

About the fishing license

Guðbjörn Guðmundsson, Magnússkógum t: +354 434-1258 & +354 894-0058


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


West Iceland

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