Skaftá – Mávabótarálar

South Iceland
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Fishing season

10 July – 05 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
10000 ISK to 10000 ISK

What can be fished


In this area there is often good sea trout fishing in the second half of the summer. The fishing area is in the lower part of Skaftá, somewhat below Vatnamót. In this area, Skaftá flows between sand dunes in ever-changing channels. There is a lot of wet sand and a high degree of caution is needed, both for cars and people. Streams flow from the east into the Skaftá river and the best fishing spots are at the confluence of rain fed streams and glacial water, as is so often the case in such conditions. Most of the fishing is probably on a spinner, but fly-fishing catches too, here as elsewhere.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

A good fishing cabin is available for anglers, with simple accommodation, eight beds and gas acceleration and solar cell lighting, a decent toilet and sleeping bag space. The house has good access.

Fishing rules

Fishing is for 6 rods in the area, and they are sold together in one package. Although there is no quota, we would like to point out to anglers that they show restraint and release big sea trout.


The fishing area is the lowest part of Skaftá; the Hólmasvæði and Mávabótarálar

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Kirkjubæjarklaustur: about 30 km, Selfoss: 216 km, Reykjavík: 275 km and Akureyri: 644 km

About the fishing license

Jón Stefán Árnason, Birtingur t: +354 487-4643


24 hours


South Iceland

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