Hvítá – Gíslastaðir

South Iceland
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Fishing season

21 July – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

3 rods

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
7700 ISK to 9400 ISK

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 at 22:30 pm, the evening before the first day of fishing.

Fishing rules

The three rods are sold in one package


The fishing section is about 3 km long with 14 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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