Southwest Iceland
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Fishing season

15 June – 31 August


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin




Requires permission, SUVs only, Only 4×4 cars

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
19900 ISK to 19900 ISK

What can be fished


The source of the River Norðlingafljót is north of Langjökull glacier and runs from there about 70 km to the west into Hvítá. The river flows through a stunning landscape and some anglers consider it to be one of the most beautiful fishing rivers in Iceland. The environment is varied and the fishing areas are very diverse. Norðlingafljót runs on the famous Arnarvatnsheiði, which is without doubt one of the most productive trout fishing areas in the country. Many streams that flow from the lakes on Arnarvatnsheiði run into the river and both brown trout and Arctic char can be found. The average size of the fish is in the higher range. The biggest fish caught was 11 lbs. The general size of the brown trout is two up to six lbs and the Arctic char is often from two up to four lbs.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

It’s possible to get a sleeping bag space in a cabin at the riverbank, called Álftakrókur. There is running water and a toilet. The cabin has a kitchen with a gas stove, all the usual tableware and a gas grill. To book Álftakrókur, please contact Kristrún, t. 862-7957.    

Fishing rules


  • Register all your catches in the fishing book before you leave.  The book is located in a mailbox by the bridge
  • Do not drive off road 
  • The angling club is not liable for damage made by households to vehicles
  • Use of firearms is not allowed by the river  


The fishing area: reaches from the river source and down to the waterfall Bjarnafoss 

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarnes: 75 km and Reykjavík: 150 km


The caves Surtshellir & Víðgelmir, Húsafell, Arnarvatnsheiði and the waterfalls Barnafoss & Hraunfossar

Picnic areas


About the fishing license

Leyfi Norðlingafljót

Fish Partner t: +354 571 4545 – [email protected]

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