Norðurá II

Southwest Iceland
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Fishing season


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

3 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
42000 ISK to 75000 ISK

What can be fished


Norðurá in Borgarfjörður is considered by many anglers to be the best salmon river in Iceland, with an average catch of about 2000 salmon for the last 10 years. The river runs from Holtavörðuvatni, about 62 km from the sea and its catchment area is about 518 km². Norðurá has about 170 named fishing pools and their diversity is great; from medium size pools/runs to big flats. The fishing area offers everything one can imagine in a salmon river. In Norðurá there are three beautiful waterfalls, Laxfoss, Glanni and Króksfoss.

The upper part of Norðurá, Fjallið, has everything to offer for anglers who are thirsty for adventure in a beautiful and challenging natural environment. It’s possible both to walk on green fields down in the plains and try out the heaths in the typical landscape there, with brambles and cliffs. The river is fascinating as it alternates between fast sections with complex currents and waterfalls and slow sections of runs and flats. The hope for fishing is rich, not least as the summer progresses and autumn does not spoil the diverse autumn colors of nature.

Accomodation options

Angling lodge

Skógarnef is a small and cozy fishing cabin in the land of Hvammur. In the house there are three bedrooms and a sleeping loft. The cabin is self catering and anglers bring their own food. On arrival the house is clean, the beds made up and there are clean towels. There  is a cleaning service on departure, for which anglers pay 10.000 in total. In the house there is a kitchenette, a small dining room and a lounge with cutlery and cooking utensils. The bathroom has a shower. Outside, there is a facility to prepare fish, a freezer in an outdoor storage area and a gas grill, benches and a table on the veranda. The house is situated  in a bushy hillside, close to road nr. 1. There are keys in a lock box at the entrance. 

Fishing rules

All salmon 70 cm and larger should be released. The quota is a subject to the decision of the Angling Club of Norðurá at any given time


The fishing area varies somewhat during the fishing season. June 5 to July 6 (noon) it extends from Engjanefi to and including Kálfhylsbrot. From July 6 (second shift) until September 1. (noon) is the fishing area from Símastreng and up to the bridge at Fornahvamm.

About the fishing license

Rafn Valur Alfreðsson t: +354 824-6460, [email protected]


Morning shift

08:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Southwest Iceland

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