Northeast Iceland
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Fishing season

15 July – 20 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

5 fish per rod/day




For beginners, Family friendly, Accessibility for the disabled, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
9900 ISK to 17000 ISK

What can be fished


River Fjarðará has its source east of Lágheiði and in the mountains on both sides of the valley. It is a 5 km long rain fed river that is almost always clear, rather neat and with medium water, calm in the lower part but with faster currents in the upper part. In Fjarðará the main catch is sea-run char, which are mostly 35 – 45 cm, and some brown trout. In addition, 2-4 salmon are always caught every summer. This is a popular river and is suitable for families and beginners.

Accommodation & Facilities


Hotel Brimnes and cabins t: +354 466-2400,


Kaffi Klara t: +354 466-4044, Email : [email protected],


The camping plage in Ólafsfjörður t: +354 663-5560, E-mail: [email protected]

Fishing rules

If both rods on a beat are bought, it is permitted to add the third rod and allow children of 12 years and younger to fish. That rod is without a quota, but it is permitted to transfer a quota to it from the other two rods. Only full days are sold and there are regional changes on shifts.

Driving off-road and on fields is strictly forbidden and anglers are asked to keep the area clean and take all rubbish with them at the end of the fishing day. All catches must be recorded in an electronic logbook on


River Ólafsfjarðará is divided into two beats, the upper and the lower

Map of the river

Log book

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Ólafsfjörður: 4 km, Akureyri: 66 km and Reykjavík: 405 km

Nearby airports

Akureyri airport: 68 km

About the fishing license – Fjarðará

Fishing guard is Jóhann Gunnar t: +354 861-5589. If you need a guide, contact Matti in t: +354 780-0049


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Northeast Iceland

Popular flies

Latest news at Fjarðará

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