Grenlækur beat nr. 5 – Seglbúðir

South Iceland
Photo credit: Birgir R. Reynisson

Fishing season

18 June – 10 October


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin




Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
40000 ISK to 65000 ISK

What can be fished


River Grenlækur is in Vestur – Skafafellssýsla. In the Seglbúðir area there are sea trout, char, and resident brown trout, and many good fish are caught every year. Some people call this stream Grænalæk and claim that it is the correct name, derived from the fact that it has a green color. The environment is mostly green and friendly. Road no. 204 lies across the creek, and it is easy to get to fishing spots. Salmon are occasionally caught in Grenlækur. It is fished for 2-3 days at a time.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

A magnificent fishing cabin is sold with the fishing permits. It has all the comforts imaginable. Four double rooms, all with made up beds and a private bathroom. There is a nice kitchen in the house, with all equipment, a good lounge, and a terrace with a grill.


The fishing area is 10 km long, with about 40 fishing pools. The lowest is Þingmaðurinn and the top is Hrókshylur

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Kirkjubæjarklaustur: 13 km, Selfoss: 210, Reykjavík: 267 km and Akureyri: 636 km


Skaftárstofa Visitor Centre: 12 km, waterfall Systrafoss & Systracaffé: 12 km, waterfall Rauðárfoss: 14 km and Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon: 19 km

About the fishing license

Erlendur Björnsson, Seglbúðum t: (+354) 487-4810 & 697-6106



South Iceland

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