East Iceland

Fishing season


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


River Rangá comes from a lake called Sandvatn and runs into Lagarfljót. Brown trout can be found in the upper part – the river here is rather small. In the lower part of the river, there were considerable numbers of char in previous years, and where it flows into Lagarfljót the fishing was often very good. Now is a different story, as the fishing is said to have been spoiled during the power plant construction at Kárahnjúkar. Rangá is fishable up to a waterfall that is not far from the farm Skóghlíð. There it flows into a gorge, where fishing pools can be found but they are difficult to reach. About 3km below the waterfall the river takes a sharp bend to the northeast and there is a good chance of fish. From there it is 7 – 8 km down to Lagarfljót. Somewhat below the bridge over the highway there are a few nice fishing spots. The best known, Árkrókur, is where the creek Merkjalækur runs into Rangá. The best fishing is in the midsummer and into the autumn, if the water level is good.


The fishing area is about 11 km long, from Lagarfljót and up to a waterfall by Fjármelar (close to Skóghlíð).

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Egilsstaðir: 12 km


It is only 7 km to Vök, the natural baths by Lake Urriðavatn, +354 470-9500, vok-baths.is/

About the fishing license

Flúðir in Hróarstungu t: (+354) 471-1917 / 894-5917 and in Skógargerði t: +354 471-1935



East Iceland

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