Krossá á Skarðsströnd

West Iceland
Photo credit: Hreggnasi

Fishing season

01 July – 20 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

1 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available


Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


River Krossá on Skarðsströnd is in Dalasýsla and runs into the sea in Geirmundarvogur. The river is about 15 km in length, but its catchment area is about 47 km². The surroundings at Krossá are beautiful, with shrubby vegetation and with a view over Breiðafjörður. Under normal circumstances, the river is rather shallow and therefore it is necessary to approach fishing spots carefully. This salmon river has 40 varied fishing spots, where it is good to use a worm, but it is also possible to fly fish. The average catch over the last 10 years has been about 150 salmon a year. The river fished two days at a time, from noon to noon.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

A good fishing cabin is near the river and the surroundings are very beautiful. The cabin is above the road by the farm Á and has a sleeping space for five people, and additional possible sleeping space in the living room. There are also cooking facilities and in the summer of 2019 a sauna was installed near the house. Anglers are allowed to arrive at the cabin an hour before the fishing and must have left the house an hour after the fishing ends, on the day of departure.

Fishing rules

It is allowed to take 1 grilse (under 70cm) for each rod / per day There is no quota for other fish species then salmon


Drive Highway 1 up Norðurárdalur, turn left on road nr. 60 over Bröttubrekku and through Búðardal. The shortest way is to drive up Svínadalur to Skriðuland (Jónsbúð) in Saurbæjarhreppur and from there on Klofningsvegur nr. 590 out Skarðsströnd to Krossá and up to the left to the farm Á.

Krossá is fishable about 12.4 km. It has 40 diverse fishing spots, runs and pools

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Búðardalur: 65 km and Reykjavík: 218 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 223 km

About the fishing license

Iceland Outfitters t: +354 466-2680 & +354 855-2681, [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


West Iceland

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