Svartá in Húnavatnssýslu

Northwest Iceland
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Fishing season

01 July – 30 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


River Svartá is a medium size rain fed river with a 480 km catchment. A joint fishing club leases both River Svartá and River Blanda. Svartá is pleasantly varied to the extent that in addition to the traditional riffles and runs it stretches out into Blanda itself, where there can often be fun during the migration time. Anglers can go from using light one-handed rods, in the clear water in the upper river, to two-handed rods at the river confluence with the Blanda. The salmon in river Svartá are known to be extremely strong and there are often huge salmon caught. The salmon of the Svartá stock must migrate up half of Blanda to get to their spawning ground in river Svartá. A minimum of two and two rods are sold together, one or more days at a time.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

The fishing lodge is a neat five room house. All the rooms have double beds and all together there is enough space for 10 people. A good lounge and a dining room are on site, together with a hot tub on the terrace. There are separate fish cleaning facilities and wader storage. Each group pays rent, and all beds are made up and the house is cleaned after the stay.


The fishing area starts at the fishing spot Gullkista and it reaches to the fishing spot Teigakot. The spot that usually gives most fish is Ármót. Aflahæsti staðurinn er Ármót

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Blönduós: 36 km, Akureyri: 127 km and Reykjavík: 265 km

Nearby airports

Akureyri airport: 129 km and Reykjavík airport: 265 km

About the fishing license

Starir ehf  t: (+354) 546-1373 & 790-2050, [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Northwest Iceland

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