Northeast Iceland
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Fishing season

24 June – 20 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

6 rods

Fishing limits

1 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


River Hafralónsá is one of the most powerful rivers in northeastern Iceland and is therefore large and complex. There are gorges with large cliff walls and beautiful gravel runs. The catches in the catchment of Hafralónsá have varied over a time but have been fair in recent years. The river can be broadly divided into three parts; the lowest section runs on sandbanks with rather calm, large runs, but in between there are slack areas where the salmon often rest on their way up the river. The middle section is mostly in a canyon and houses the famous spots, Gústa and Stapa, where salmon can be found throughout the season. In the upper section, the river runs through moors and hills, and many extremely beautiful fishing spots can be found.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

The fishing lodge for Hafralónsá is in the area of Hvammur, on the west bank of the river. In the house are 6 double rooms and one single. Anglers generally self-cater but it is possible to hire bed linen and have beds made up.


The fishing area of Hafralónsá is about 28 km with about 55 marked fishing spots

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Þórshöfn: 10 km, Akureyri: 230 km and Reykjavík: 617 km

Nearby airports

Akureyri airport: 230 km

About the fishing license

Hreggnasi t: +354 577-2230 and +354 898-2230, [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Northeast Iceland

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Latest news at Hafralónsá

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