Hvítá – Iða

South Iceland
Photo credit: is.nat.is

Fishing season


Baits allowed

Flies, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

3 rods

Fishing limits

1 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


The famous fishing beat of Iða is named after a farm on the left bank of the river. It stretches from the confluence of the rivers Stóra and Litla Laxá joins Hvítá and downstream to the bridge over the river. Salmon lie in the boundary between the clear water and the cloudy glacial water, and this is one of the most well-known big salmon locations in the country. The area has returned about 700 salmon in a good summer on three rods and the best days can be incredible. The largest salmon that has been caught on a rod in Iða weighed 38.5 pounds and only one larger salmon is known to have been caught on a rod in Iceland.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

There is a good fishing cabin by the river

Fishing rules

It is only allowed to keep one salmon under 70 cm per rod/day


The fishing section stretches from the confluence where the rivers Stóra-and Litla Laxá join River Hvítá and downstream to the bridge over the river.

About the fishing license

Fishing licenses are in high demand and difficult to obtain. Landowners and cottage owners sell them, except that Veiðifélag Árnesinga itself sells all permits from August 10th to 20th.



South Iceland

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