Hvítá – Skuggi

Southwest Iceland

Fishing season

20 May – 10 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

1 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


Skuggi is a fishing region in Hvítá in Borgarfjörður, located below the estuary where Grímsá runs into it. This used to be a fine fishing spot, but has in part lost its quality due to sandburst. The trout area at the bottom of Grímsá is included in the fishing . Since net fishing ceased in Hvítá the owner of Hvítárvellir has also leased angling below Skuggi, all the way down to the old Hvítárbridge. The main fishing spots there are Þvottaklöpp & Norðurkot. Usually, several dozen of salmon are caught each summer and often trout fishing is good in this area.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

There are two fishing lodges at Skuggi, the Upper-house and Lower-house. The fishing area is divided into two parts during the period June 10th – August 20th and it is fished in two day shifts.  Therefore, anglers switch houses between shifts.  


The fishing area is the bottom part of Grimsá and the south bank of Hvítá, from the boundary below  Þingnes in Grímsá down to Hvítárvallabrú. In total, about 2 km. 

About the fishing license


Hreggnasi ehf t: +354 577-2230 & +354 898-2230, [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Southwest Iceland

Latest news at Hvítá – Skuggi

First salmon in Iceland 2024

The first salmon of the season in Iceland was caught today in the fishing area Skuggi (at the junction of rivers Grímsa and Hvíta), specifically in Skuggastrengur. It measured 84

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