Svartá í Skagafirði

Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: veida.is
Calendar

Fishing season

01 June – 15 September

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods
Stop

Fishing limits

Catch & Release
Information

Guidance

Not available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Easy access, Requires permission
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
13000 ISK to 13000 ISK

What can be fished

Description

River Svartá flows through the ancient Lýtingsstaðahreppur, by highway 752. Good fishing has been in the river the past years and many 50-60 cm trout have been caught and some around 70 cm. Svartá is not known for large numbers of fish. Anglers are primarily pursuing the large trout that live in the river.

Accomodation options

Bed & Breakfast

Sölvanes, accommodation at a home on a farm and in a detached house, far in the valley, at the intersection of areas 2 and 3. There are 15 beds, t: +354 453-8068

Guesthouse

Steinastaðir, a camping and an accommodation for 40 – 50 people in a guesthouse: t: +354 453-8812

Bakkaflöt (bakkaflot.com), camping, an accommodation in good bedrooms and possible to rent cottages. Restaurant and a swimming pool. t: +354 453-8245.

Fishing rules

Research is being carried out on the fish populations in order to increase them, Anglers are asked to be careful and to follow fishing rules in all respects. It is requested that all fish are measured (length) and the number of the Floy (Spaghetti tag) that may be found by the dorsal fin is registered into a logbook. Anglers are asked to show consideration to the farmers and not to drive through gates or make a trail on a field, unless it is shown on a map that there is a car park.

The river is divided into three fishing beats:

The lowest beat is fished with two rods, which extends from the waterfall Reykjafoss to the north and south to the bridge below Starrastaðir, where a gravel road replaces the asphalt.

The second beat is above the bridge by Starrastaðir and to the bridge by Sölvanes, south of the valley. There it is fished on one rod.

The third beat is above the bridge by Sölvanes south to Ýrarfellsfoss, a considerable distance from the farm Gilhagi.

Directions

The fishing area is 12 km in length and extends from the fishing spot Silungapollur (just above the highway) and down to the confluence by the River Héraðsvötn.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Varmahlíð: about 12 km, Akureyri: about 106 km, Reykjavík: about 305 km

Nearby airports

Akureyri airport: about 108 km

Attractions

Regional Museum Skagafjarðar t: +354 453-6173, glaumbaer.is

Hólar í Hjaltadal

About the fishing license

veida.is

Uppl: Einar Falur t: +354 669 1206, [email protected] & Sigurður Árni t: 354864 6106, [email protected].

Schedule

Location

Northwest Iceland

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