West Iceland
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Fishing season

20 June – 17 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

5 rods

Fishing limits

1 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
68000 ISK to 224000 ISK

What can be fished


The salmon fishing part of river Haukadalsá gets its source from Haukadalsvatn, which is the biggest lake in Dalasýsla. The lake provides enough water supply for the river well into August, even in the worst drought summers. The river has been called the perfect fly fishing river. It’s only 7.5 km in length but still with about 40 marked fishing spots, so one fishing spot follows the other. They offer a great variety and are ideal for a floating line, small flies and hitching.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

The fishing lodge, which is located on the riverbank, is comfortable and well equipped. It has 6 double bedrooms each with a private bathroom. In addition there is an extra shower, a sauna and a hot tub. There is also good storage for waders. The Lodge offers full service from June 30th until September 3rd. From the opening of the river until June 30th and also from September 3rd, until the end of the season, made up beds and house cleaning is offered, The house fee is included in the price of the fishing permits. 

Fishing rules

There is no quota for trout fishing


From road one, north of Borgarnes and shortly after passing Bifröst and Grábrók, turn left onto highway nr. 60 towards Búðardalur.  A short distance south of Búðardalur, before driving over the bridge on Haukadalsá, take a right turn on to road nr. 568 and then immediately to the left into the car park by the lodge. 

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Buðardalur: 10 km and Reykjavík: 170 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 175 km

About the fishing license

The Angling Club of Reykjavík, [email protected]  t: +354-568-6050



Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


West Iceland

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