Jökulsá í Lóni

East Iceland
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Fishing season

10 August – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
5000 ISK to 5000 ISK

What can be fished


River Jökulsá in Lón is in southeastern Iceland and has its source in Vesturdalsjökull. It runs through the rugged landscape of Lónsöræfi before reaching the floodplain at Lón, ending its journey in Lónsvík. In 2004 a footbridge was opened, the largest in the country, where the river comes down to Eskifell.

Jökulsá í Lóni Jökulsá in Lón may hardly be regarded as a fishing river at first sight. However, some sea-run char enter the river and spawn in tributary streams. Arctic char has been caught as far down as Lónsöræfi. The sea-run char mainly use the streams in Fiskilækir as spawning areas and there it is possible to catch a considerable number of fish. There has been good fishing above the confluence of river Skyndidalsá, 7-8 km from the main road. The river is also fished below the highway. In Jökulsá there are char up to four pounds. It is best to fish in Jökulsá itself in the autumn, when the water has become quite clear.

Accommodation & Facilities


The Tourisn at Stafafelli t: +354 478-1717, in summer houses, a private house or in a tent

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Höfn í Hornafirði: 33 km, Egilsstaðir: 220 km and Reykjavík: 484 km

About the fishing license

The Stafafell tourism t: +354 478-1717; in summerhouses, a private house or in a tent.



East Iceland

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