Ölfusá – Selfoss

South Iceland
Photo credit: leyfi.is

Fishing season

24 June – 24 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

6 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
15000 ISK to 30000 ISK

What can be fished


Many salmon pass through the River Ölfusá on their way to their home river. A large number swim into the Sogið and the stock of Hvítá is also large, as it includes all the fish that are migrating into the many tributaries that flow into Hvítá. The salmon caught in Ölfusá, within the town limits of Selfoss, are for the most part or entirely migrating fish and the main fishing season is rather short – from the end of June until the beginning of August. Fishing in Ölfusá on the beats of the Angling Club of Selfoss takes place on the land of two farms, Fossnes and Hellar. The average catch per year is about 230 salmon in the last 10 years.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

There is a fishing cabin by the car park in the lower area. There is no overnight accommodation and there is no toilet. Anglers should clean the cabin thoroughly before leaving and remove all rubbish.

The fishing book can be found in the fishing cabin, and it is important to record all catches

Fishing rules

The six rods are divided as follows: Three rods in beat I and three rods in beat II, anglers change beat during the lunch break.


The fishing area extends from Víkinni (Stólnum) in the land of Fossnes and up to fishing spots in the “Top beat” in the land of Hallar. Beat I – Víkin Beat II – Middle beat Beat III – Top beat (the free beat)

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Reykjavík: 59 km and Akureyri: about 430 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 60 km

About the fishing license

Members of SVFS are allocated licenses first, after that all available licenses are sold on leyfi.is

Fishing guard: Sverrir Einarsson t: 354660-3138


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


South Iceland

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