South Iceland

Fishing season

01 May – 01 October


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

More than 5 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


The Kerlingardalsá river is of glacial origin. Tributaries include the River Vatnsá and several other streams. Fagridalur is on the west side of the river and Höfðabrekka on the east side. Several thousand fish migrate into this system each season, with the best time to fish being the end of July until mid-October. The amount of sediment in the river is affected by snow and ice melt and sometimes it is possible to see a difference in the river before and after noon. The sediment load decreases as the summer progresses and the river is more easily fished from mid-August, although it is always slightly gray.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

Accommodation by the river – is in progress and will be announced later

Fishing rules

Two male, fish under 68 cm may be taken on each rod per day, plus 6 sea trout under 55 cm. All salmon must be released in October. All salmon must be released in October.


The fishing area is about 6 km and extends from Fagradal/Höfðabrekka and down to the sea.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Vík in Mýrdal: 14 km, Selfoss: about 144 km, Reykjavík: about 202 km and Akureyri: 570 km


The beach Reynisfjara, Dyrhóley and the waterfalls Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi

About the fishing license

Ásgeir Ásmundsson t: +354 660-3858, [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


South Iceland

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