Hítará II & Grjótá

West Iceland
Photo credit: hitara.is

Fishing season

19 June – 21 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

2 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
35000 ISK to 85000 ISK

What can be fished


The Hitara II is the upper section of the Hitara covering the main stem of the Hitara above the landslide and its tributary. This is an exciting area and has been particularly popular with small groups and families. Fished by two rods, if you are happy parking up the car, stretching your legs and exploring this is an incredibly exciting opportunity. In amongst some typically thin stretches of water there are small pockets and pools covering 7 kms or more of water. The rewards when you spot, cast and catch a salmon is enormous! Maybe as appealing is the surroundings.Total wilderness with not a soul in sight!

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

This section of the river has its own self-catering lodge. Recently refurbished it has accommodation for 4 anglers in two twin rooms. It has a shared bathroom and comfortable open plan kitchen and eating area. The lodge has a mains electricity supply. Accessible by 4×4 it is undeniably remote but within that its inherent appeal.The scenery is as rugged and wild as any you would want to experience in Iceland. You will intrinsically know if this sort of lodge and fishing is for you! The Hitara II section can be taken in conjunction with the fishing at the main lodge, should you want the benefits of a fully catered lodge but retain the wilderness of the fishing in this area. It takes approx 25 mins to drive to the lodge from the main road.

Fishing rules

Fishing is with two rods for two days, from noon to noon in June until til July 7th. The number of rods changes to four at the period July 7th to til september 1st and then back to two rods from September 1st to the end o season. All salmon over 69 cm shall released. If anglers need to kill a fish of any reason, exceeding quota, it goes to the kitchen in the fishing lodge.


Drive off the highway to the west at Snæfellsnes south of Hítarár and head up along road 539. Drive over the bridge to Grjótá and the house is then on the right.

Map of the river

About the fishing license


Grettistilla ehf, Halli t: +354 845-4595


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


West Iceland

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