Hvítá – Gíslastaðir

South Iceland
Photo credit: Veðikló ehf

Fishing season

21 July – 25 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

3 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission

What can be fished


River Hvítá is a pure glacial river until rain fed tributaries join it on the way to the sea. These are good salmon rivers and their estuaries, where they merge with Hvítá. Gíslastaðir is an ancient fishing beat on the river Hvítá. It is on the west bank of the river, by Hestfjall. Over the years, many big salmon have been caught in the area and many adventures have taken place. In recent years sea trout have increased significantly.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

Accommodation is for seven adults. The house has kitchen utensils, stove, gas heating and a gas grill. Guests bring their own bed linen or sleeping bags. Guests may arrive an hour, 23:00 or 22:00 (in autumn) the evening before the first day of fishing. Please, clean the house well and leave it an hour before other anglers arrive.

Fishing rules

The three rods are sold in one package

There is no quota, but we recommend that female salmon are released


The fishing section is about 1.8 km long with 13 marked fishing spots

About the fishing license


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


South Iceland


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