Hólsá – The East Bank

South Iceland
Photo credit: Kolskeggur

Fishing season

01 April – 20 October


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

6 rods

Fishing limits

4 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
41000 ISK to 83000 ISK

What can be fished


The east bank of river Hólsá is a great option for groups that wish to be on their own. A magnificent fishing lodge is included with the fishing during high season. This section is the lowest part of East Rangá after the confluence with the Þverá. In the best years, 7-800 salmon have been landed, along with some sea trout. Since all the salmon that migrate to the Rangá rivers pass through this area, there is often great fun during the fishing and people can have real adventures.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

A magnificent fishing lodge is just below the confluence of the Eystri Rangá & River Þverá. The house has six double rooms, all with private bathrooms. The house has a spacious lounge and a fully equipped kitchen. A 100 square meter terrace surrounds the house with views of the river and mountains. There is a grill on the terrace and good facilities for outdoor activities. There is also a spacious hot tub and a separate building with wader storage as well as a freezer and refrigerator for the catch.

Fishing rules

Four grilse may be taken per rod per a shift. Salmon over 70 cm must be released into chests. It is forbidden to take sea trout.

In June and September, individual rods are sold and the fishing is from morning to evening, Then the hunting lodge does not come with sold permits.


The fishing area reaches from the fishing spot nr. 28, Ármót, and to the fishing spot nr. 14


3 rods: Ármót Þverá – Eystri / fishing lodge

3 rods: fishing lodge / Ártún

Free area: Ártún / Valabakkar

Every 3 hours people change places unless people agree otherwise. The anglers are responsible for the division.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Hvolsvöllur: 13 km, Reykjavík: 120 km and Akureyri: 490 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 120 km

About the fishing license

[email protected] t. +354 793-7979


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


South Iceland

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