Hvítá – Seleyri

Southwest Iceland

Fishing season

10 May – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Accessibility for the disabled, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
2000 ISK to 2000 ISK

What can be fished


Seleyri is a fishing area below the bridge of Borgarfjörður and is therefore considered as coastal fishing. A considerable number of sea trout and arctic char migrate into Seleyri and also salmon on their way to all the well-known salmon rivers that fall into Hvítá. The average size of sea trout is 1.5 – 3lbs and the size of the char is similar. Due to the poor condition of the arctic char stocks, the SVFB board reminds anglers of the requirement that all char caught in Seleyri shall be released. Also, the board encourages moderate fishing of sea trout.

Fishing rules

 It is not allowed to fish without a permit


Seleyri is located by the main road by Borgarnes and the fishing area is on the banks on either side below it.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarnes: 1 km & Reykjavík: 70 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 75 km


Deiltartunguhver, the waterfalls Barnafoss & Hraunfossar, Húsafell, the caves Víðgelmir & Surtshellir, Grábrók, Glanni & Paradísarlaut, Eldborg

Picnic areas

Paradísarlaut and Húsafell

About the fishing license

Gylfi Arnarsson, Hótel Venus t: +354-437-2345 & +354-788-5666 and the Angling club of Borgarnes, [email protected]



Southwest Iceland

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