Gljúfurá í Húnavatnssýslu

Northwest Iceland
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Fishing season

01 June – 30 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available


Family friendly, Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
12500 ISK to 40000 ISK

What can be fished


The river flows through a rugged landscape from its source of the south side of Víðdals-mountain, about 28 km distance into the lake Hóp. However, it is only fishable about 10 km from the estuary. This is one of those salmon rivers that is known for its high average weight, about 8 pounds. Salmon ladders enable the salmon to migrate far into the moorlands. It’s not only salmon that are caught in Gljúfurá, – there is a considerable amount of char fishing and sea trout in the estuary by the Hóp. The Arctic char weighs from one to three lbs., but the sea trout can reach up to six lbs. River Gljúfurá is an extremely beautiful and interesting fishing river. The salmon migrate late into the river and therefore the best time is August and September.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

The Fishing cabin is magnificent and with a view over the river. There is sleeping space for five people in two double bedrooms and one single. Everything needed is in the house including a hot tub, grill and good terrace. The river is a great choice for those who want privacy. In the town of Blönduós, which is only ten minutes’ drive from the river, you can find all the services needed.

Fishing rules

Anglers must release all salmon but may take arctic char and sea trout to eat. They are asked to exercise moderation.


The river is fishable about 10 km, from the estuary at the Lake Hóp and up to the fishing spot Eyrarhylur.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Blönduós: about 20 km, Reykjavík: 223 km and Akureyri 145 km

Nearby airports

Akureyri airport: 145 km and Reykjavík airport: 225 km

About the fishing license

Upplýsingar: [email protected] t: +354893-0120


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Northwest Iceland

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