Krossá í Bitrufirði

Photo credit: Guðmundur T.S

Fishing season

30 June – 20 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

2 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


River Krossá in Bitrufjörður is about 250 km from Reykjavík, between Staðarskáli and Hólmavík. The river is sustainable and in the dry season it has very little water so it is often possible to see the salmon. It is easy to have a detrimental effect on the stock and therefore only two salmon per rod a day are allowed. Also, anglers have been asked to release all the big salmon that is important for the sustainability of the river. NO licenses are for sale until 2024, due to conservation measures

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

A good fishing house is by the river; an iron-clad wooden house with a sleeping space for 9 people in two sleeping lofts and two rooms with upper and lower bunk beds. In the house there are main kitchen utensils, cooking hobs, a freezer, gas-grill and a bathroom with a shower. A good terrace is alongside the house. A map and a logbook are available in the house.


From Reykjavík, take highway 1 to Staðarskáli N1. Turn left on road nr. 68 and drive out the west side of Hrútafjörður. When in Bitrufjörður, drive to the bottom of the valley and again out of it to a sign on the left marked Krossárdalur, road 641. The fishing cabin is about 5 km from road 68.

The fishing area is about 8 km in length with 24 marked fishing spots

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Hólmavík: 53 km and Reykjavík: 223 km

Nearby airports

Reykjarvík airport: 226 km

About the fishing license

The fishing club of River Krossá has decided not to sell any fishing licenses in the river until the summer of 2024.

On behalf of the fishing club Eyfjörð, Aðalgeir t: +354 858-0980


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00



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