Hólsá – The Borg area

South Iceland
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Fishing season

23 June – 20 October


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin




Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
39800 ISK to 117800 ISK

What can be fished


River Holsá – The Borg is a well-known and a very productive fishing area at the bottom of the Rangá water system. The section previously belonged to the main area of Ytri Rangár and is known for large catches during migration, but there are many salmon there during the whole fishing season. In recent years, the area has been producing 500-1000 salmon. There are well-known fishing spots in the area, such as Staurhylur, Straumey and Borg.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

There is a decent fishing cabin in the area. The house is located by the fishing spot Straumey. The house is self-catering but beds are made, and cleaning is included. Anglers need to take with them all rubbish and be tidy, and the vacate the house by 13:30 on the last day of fishing. It is also possible to book accommodation in the fishing lodge by Ytri Rangá.

Fishing rules

Only fly fishing is permitted from the opening day to noon on September 3rd, after which bait fishing is allowed is fly, worms and spinners. All females, 70 cm and larger, must be released into salmon chests located by the river at each beat.


Drive down Þykkvabæjarvegur about 1 km before reaching Hella and turn left down a trail marked “Ástarbraut” down to the river. From there is possible to drive both up and down the fishing area. The fishing area stretches from the boundary below the fishing spot Djúpósnef in West Rangá and down to the fishing spot Borg

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Hella: 20 km, Reykjavík: 112 km and Akureyri: 482 km

Nearby airports

Reykjarvík airport: 112 km

About the fishing license

Iceland Outfitters t. (+354) 466-2680 & 855-2681, [email protected]


Information: +354 897-3443, [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


South Iceland

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