Norðurá – Flóðatangi

Southwest Iceland

Fishing season

01 June – 31 August


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
4000 ISK to 8000 ISK

What can be fished


All salmon that are on their way to the spawning grounds in River Norðurá passes the Flóðatangi area and therefore is a good chance of catching salmon there. This fishing area also has resident brown trout and Arctic char. Fishing licenses have been of good value at Flóðatangi and are still so. There are a few ancient fishing pools like Kastalahylur, Hlöðutúns- kvísl og Ármót, but many other good ones. The area is well marked and it is important to respect boundaries.

In 2020 an alteration was made to the sale of fishing licenses. The Union Efling took over the lease of Flóðatangi together with Einar Sigfússon for the angling club of Norðurá. Licenses are sold in the Service Center at Svignaskarð, Borgarfjörður.

Fishing rules

People wishing to fish at Flóðatangi should go to the Service center to pick up life jackets. There anglers have access to a “fishing indicator” that gives further information about the area. At the end of the fishing day, anglers must return the life jackets and register the catch of the day in the logbook. It is important that anglers use life jackets while fishing. 

It is permitted to take two grilse on each rod daily. All salmon over 70 cm must be released. There is no quota for trout


If driving from the south (Reykjavík area), on Highway 1, turn right by the gas station Baula to road nr. 50. All tracks are marked with big signs and down by the river there are smaller signs at each fishing spot. 

The fishing area extends from Klapparhylur (21) below the farm Munaðarn and down to Ármót (1) by Hvítá. 

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarnes: 20 km and Reykjavík 90 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 95 km


Deiltartunguhver, Húsfell, the caves Víðgelmir & Surtshellir, the waterfalls Barnafoss, Hraunfossar and Glanni, with  Paradísarlaut close by and Eldborg

About the fishing license

Svignaskarð t: +354-893-1767

Uppl. Stéttarfélagið Efling t: +354-510-7500


Morning shift

08:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Southwest Iceland

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