Selá in Vopnafjörður

East Iceland
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Fishing season

27 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

8 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


River Selá is one of the best-known salmon rivers in the country. It flows from the highlands above the settlement in Vopnafjörður to the sea in the fjord. Many of those who fish the Selá are foreign anglers. There are few places where people have more space in kilometers per rod than in Selá. The fishing fluctuates a lot as with all rivers in the northeastern corner, but in recent years the catch has rarely gone below 5-600 salmon. Good summers yield 1200 to 1300 salmon, and there is plenty of life and excitement on the banks of Selá.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

The facilities at Selá are the best available. A new and elegant fishing lodge stands by the river and has all the amenities of a good 5-star hotel.


Selá is fishable for about 40 km up to waterfall Efra-Foss by Selsá. Its catchment is 750 km².

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Vopnafjörður: about 16 km, Egilsstaðir: about 145 km, Akureyri: 227 km via Vaðlaheiðar-tunnel and Reykjavík 615 km via Vaðlaheiðar-tunnel

Nearby airports

Egilsstaðir airport: 143 km, Akureyri airport: 228 km

About the fishing license

Gísli Ásgeirsson, [email protected] & Ingólfur Helgason, [email protected]


Morning shift

08:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 21:00


East Iceland

Popular flies

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