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Fishing season

01 January – 31 December


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


The pond Hrísatjörn is by Árgerðisbrún, just south of Dalvíkurbær and 42 km away from Akureyri. It is said to be 5 m above sea level and has an estimated area of 0.17 km². Trout and charr of 1-3 pounds have been stocked into the pond in the past but this practice has now been stopped. There are a considerable number of fish in Hrísatjörn that swim up through a small stream that flows from the pond to Svarfaðardalsá. These fish are sea-run char and sea trout. There still seem to be some resident trout in the pond, often quite large. All legal bait is allowed, but it is difficult to use spinners during the summer due to the vegetation in the pond. During the winter, it is possible to go ice fishing on Hrísatjörn.

Fishing rules

Fishing is not allowed where the stream from the pond flows into Svarfaðardalsá


Everyone is allowed to fish in Hrísatjörn free of charge

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Dalvík: very short, about 2 km, Siglufjörður: 36 km, Akureyri: 41 km and Reykjavík: 408 km

About the fishing license

Everyone is allowed to fish in Hrísatjörn free of charge. Marínó H. Svavarsson t +354 780-0049 fishing guard in river Svarfaðardalsá knowns Hrísatjörn well.



Northeast Iceland

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