South Iceland
Photo credit: Haraldur Magnússon

Fishing season

06 June – 10 October


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Angling lodge, Hotel, Guesthouse




For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
30000 ISK to 199999 ISK

What can be fished


Skógá under Eyjafjöllum is both a salmon and a sea-run char river. The fishing, in the years before the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, was very good and sometimes totally great, but in the years 2010-2012 the river was in a slump. In recent years, the river has been recovering and fishing is on the rise again.

For a long time, more than 30,000 smolts have been released into the river annually. The largest catch was in the summer of 2008 when 1,537 salmon and about 500 char were landed. Char fishing has also often been adventurous in Skógá, but the highest catch was in 2001, when about 2700 char were caught. One can expect many big fish in Skógá, as salmon up to 17 pounds and char up to 10 pounds have been caught there. The area consists of pools, pockets, flats and waterfalls

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

An lodge will be available for the summer of 2023


Hotel Skógafoss t: +354 487-8780,

Hotel Skógar t: +354 487-4880,


Skogar Guesthouse t: +354894-5464,


The fishing area consists of a 7 km section of Skógá, a 2 km section of Kverna and a 1.5 km section of Dalsá. With about 90 fishing spots.

Map of Skógá

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Selfoss: 98 km, Reykjavík:155 km and Akureyri: 525 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 156 km


Angler enjoy the view of the waterfall Skógarfoss, Seljavallalaug is close by, the watefalls Seljalandsfoss og Gljúfrabúi, Dyrhóley og Reynisfjara

About the fishing license

Ásgeir A. Ásmundsson t: +354 660-3858,  [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


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