Haffjarðará

West Iceland
Photo credit: mbl.is
Calendar

Fishing season

19 June – 08 September

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

6 rods
Stop

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Angling lodge
Information

Guidance

Available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Easy access, Requires permission
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished

Description

Haffjarðará is one of the best known salmon rivers in Iceland. It runs through the spectacular environment and surroundings in Rauðhálsa- and Elborgarhraun on its way to the sea. There are many good fishing spots in the river such as Kvörnin, Grettir, Sauðhylur, Urðin og Nesendi. Haffjarðará is somewhat special in that it is entirely sustainable and no juvenile salmon are stocked into it. The fishing has fluctuated somewhat over the years and has been from barely 500 salmon and up to just over 2000 salmon annually in recent years.

Accomodation options

Angling lodge

The Fishing lodge is good and comfortable and it has all the main facilities required.  A true feast is served and in the lodge are eight spacious bedrooms with a private bathroom and a toilet.  There is also a sauna and a spacious dining room.  There are a lot of foreign anglers that come year after year to Haffjarðará. 

Directions

Haffjarðará is about 25 km in length and the fishing area is about 16 km. All together there are 50 fishing spots. 

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarnes: 41 km and Reykjavík: 117 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 123 km

Attractions

Eldborg crater and surroundings & Snæfellsjökull glacier and surroundings

About the fishing license

Óttar Ingvarsson t: +354-588-7600 & +-354-892-1529. The river is hugely popular and the same customers come every year, so there is a little chance of others getting there.

Schedule

Morning shift

08:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 21:00

Location

West Iceland

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