Southwest Iceland

Fishing season

25 June – 22 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For half a day
30000 ISK to 78000 ISK

What can be fished


Leirvogsá is an exciting and productive salmon river in a beautiful environment, just a stone’s throw from the capital. This is a spring and rainwater fed catchment of approximately 85 square km². The river flows from Lake Leirvogsvatn and is about 12 km long, but the fishing section is about 8 km and ends below waterfall Tröllafoss. The environment of the river is unique, with a number of beautiful pools and fishing spots and the good average catch on each rod has tempted anglers through the years. Big sea trout have made Leirvogsá theri home in recent years and anglers have been delighted to catch them alon with salmon. In Leirvogsá, anglers stand very close to the salmon, so be sure to be careful by the pools. A record catch was in 2008 when 1173 salmon were caught in the river.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

The fishing hut, which is quite old, is in the area of Norður-Gröf. It has rest facilities for 4 people. There is electricity, hot water, cooking facilities and a toilet. A container standing in the parking lot is used for cleaning fish. Anglers are asked to take good care of the hut, the river and its surroundings and clean the house well before leaving and take all rubbish with them.

From Reykjavík, drive along Vesturlandsvegur through Mosfellsbær over Leirvogsá and take the third turn on the right through an industrial area. This road soon branches off and one first takes a left turn and then a right one. Follow the road downhill for a total of 3.5 km, and then the fishing hut is on the right.

Fishing rules

Fishing with worms is only allowed from the sea and up to the “Old Bridge”. Above the bridge only fly fishing is allowed during the season. Anglers shall meet at the fishing hut in the area of Norður-Grafi 15 minutes before the fishing starts to agree who fishes which areas


Fishing area: It is about 8 km long and extends from the mouth of Leirvogur up to Tröllafoss

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Reykjavík: 18 km, Keflavík: 60 km, Selfoss: 60 km and Akureyri: 370 km

Picnic areas

Mosfellsbær: 3 km

About the fishing license

The Angling Club of Reykjavík, Rafstöðvarvegi 14, 110 Reykjavík, [email protected] phone: +354 568-6050



Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Southwest Iceland

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