Reykjadalsá

Southwest Iceland
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Calendar

Fishing season

20 June – 30 September

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies, Worms
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods
Stop

Fishing limits

2 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge
Information

Guidance

Not available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
14500 ISK to 60000 ISK

What can be fished

Description

The source of River Reykjadalsá is the Ok glacier and it flows through Hálsasveit and Reykholtsdal past historical places such as Reykholt and Deildartunguhver. The Reykjadalsá merges with River Flókadalsá and they have the same estuary into River Hvítá shortly above Svarthöfði. The river’s total length is 38 km and its catchment area with tributaries is 290 km. Quite a bit of hot spring water used to feed into Reykjadalsá, but has reduced significantly with activation of Deildartunguhver, for the District heating of Akranes & Borgarfjörður. There have been considerable fluctuations in the salmon fishing in Reykjadalsá, from about 30 salmon and up to 300 salmon. Breeding conditions have been good in the upper part of the river, while they have been worse in the lower part. This happens when the temperature is high on warm days, in drought summers. Reykjadalsá is a late summer river, at its best in late August or even in September. There are many good fishing spots, one of the best known being Klettafljót that is excellent for fly fishing. Other notable pools are Mjóanesáll and Tunnufljót.

Accomodation options

Angling lodge

A pretty good fishing hut  is at the river with two double bedrooms. Also, there is a sleeping “loft” for two persons. The lodge has electricity and hot and cold water.  On the terrace there is a hot tub and also a gas grill. 

Fishing rules

Fishing licenses are not refundable. The purchaser commits to conscientiously record all catches in a fishing logbook that is located in the fishhing hut.

Directions

If coming from Reykjavík, turn right from Highway 1 just before the Borgarfjarðar-bridge and into  Borgarfjarðarbraut (road 50). Drive about 30 km, by the road into Skorradalur and to Hvanneyri and then past the road to Lundarreykjadalur. Drive over river Grímsá all the way to Kleppjárnsreykir and there take the first turn to the right, drive past the community center Logaland and shortly after that take a left turn on to the trail to the fishing lodge.  

There are 30 registered fishing spots in the Reyjadalsá fishing area

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarnes: 35 km, Reykjavík: 102 km, Reykjanesbær: 144 and Akureyri: 318 km

Attractions

Deldartunguhver og Krauma: 7 km, Hraunfossar og Barnafoss: 28 km, Húsafell: 35 km and Víðgelmir (cave): 38 km

About the fishing license

Veiðitorg – Reykjadalsá

Hörður Guðmundsson t: 354 894 3233,  [email protected]

Schedule

Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00

Location

Southwest Iceland

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