Hólaá – Útey

South Iceland
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Fishing season

10 April – 10 October


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

No quota




For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, Only by foot

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
10000 ISK to 10000 ISK

What can be fished


River Hólaá runs from Lake Laugarvatn, over to Lake Apavatn and from there to river Brúará. It is a very good char and trout river, where char dominates in the summer, but the trout are usually strong in spring and autumn. The fishing in the river is often fantastically good and it is not uncommon for experienced anglers to hook between 20-30 char in one day. The best time is from the beginning of June to the end of August. The best way to catch the char is to fish upstream with small nymphs. A lot of food comes from Lake Laugarvatn and anglers need to find nymphs that most closely resemble the food that the char is eating at any time. The fishing season depends on the weather, but it is usually possible to start fishing in April or May and fish until October.

Accommodation & Facilities

Other accomodations

Fishing rules

When people arrive to go fishing, they need to stop at the farm Útey to get a number for the gate that they drive through to get down to the lake and the river. It is important to return catch statistics after the fishing.

Anglers that buy permits for River Hólaá in the land of Útey, can also fish in a part of Lake Laugarvatn.


The Útey beat in Hólaá is the top area in the river and reaches from Laugarvatn, on the south bank of the river, and down to the boundary sign where the Austurey beat starts.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Laugarvatn is a short distance from Selfoss: about 40 km, Reykjavík is about 82 km, and Akureyri about 406 km


Laugarvatn Fontana: 6 km, Geysir: about 34 km, Waterfall Gullfoss: 44 km, Reykholt: 27 km and Skálholt: 24 km

About the fishing license


t: +354 897-3443 & [email protected]



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