Hólsá – West bank

South Iceland
Photo credit: Landsamband Veiðifélaga

Fishing season

20 July – 20 October


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

No quota




Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
99600 ISK to 99600 ISK

What can be fished


River Hólsá – the West bank is a well-known two rod fishing section at the bottom of the Rangá water system. Anglers can expect good catches as many salmon migrate through the area on their way to Ytri Rangá and Eystri Rangá and Þverá. The fishing is often good in the autumn, especially when sea trout migrate up the river. The catch in recent years is between 250 – 600 salmon.

Accommodation & Facilities


River Hotel t. +354 487-5004, riverhotel.is

Millhouse Lodge t. +354 775-1333, facebook.com

Hotel Vos t. +354 554-8800, hotelvos.is

Fishing rules

There is a fishing book in the facility building next to the lodge for Ytri Rangá. Anglers are obliged to register all catches there each day. People are encouraged to release salmon over 80 cm and to take trout in moderation.


Turn on the road down to Þykkvibær, 1 km before you come to Hellu and follow it to Þykkvibær. From there, drive to the farm Borg and further down a track/trail next to the barn.

The fishing area stretches from the boundary below the fishing spot Borg and down to the estuary of river Hólsá

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Hella: um 20 km, Reykjavík: 110 km and Akureyri: 480 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík 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

15:00 – 21:00


South Iceland

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