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 Reykjadalsá is from the roots of the glacier Ok and it flows through Hálsasveit and Reykholtsdal by historical places like Reykholt and Deildartunguhver. It merges Flókadalsá and they have the same estuary into Hvítá shortly above Svarthöfði. The river total length is 38 km and it´s catchment area with tributaries is 290 km. Quite a bit of hot spring water used to fall into Reykjadalsá, but has reduced significantly with activation of Deiltartunguhver, for the District heating of Akranes & Borgarfjörður. Considerable fluctuations have been in the salmon fishing in Reykjadalsá, from being about 30 salmon and all the way up to 300. 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. Many good fishing spots/pools are in the river, one of the best known being Klettafljót that suits extremely well for fly fishing. Other pools to be mentioned are Mjóanesáll and Tunnufljót.

Accomodation options

Angling lodge

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

Fishing rules

Licences are not refundable. A purchaser commits to conscientiously record all fishing in a fishing logbook that is located in the fishing lodge.

Directions

If coming from Reykjavík; turn right from road one, before crossing 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 Lundareykjadalur. 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 (Crater) and ceothermal bathing at Krauma: 7 km, the waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss: 28 km, Húsafell: 35 km and the cave Víðgelmir: 38 km

About the fishing license

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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