Tungufljót in Skaftártungu

South Iceland
Photo credit: Fish Partner

Fishing season

01 April – 20 October


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin




Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only, Only by foot

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
24000 ISK to 86000 ISK


River Tungufljót is in West-Skaftafellssýsla. Its source is on Skaftártunguafrétti and many streams join it on the way to the confluence with Kúðafljót. The environment is spectacular; lava, sand and in most places the river flows through a narrow channel with green banks. There are many good fishing spots in Tungufljót. The main fish species is good-sized sea trout with fish over 20 pounds regularly caught. Salmon, char, and resident brown trout are also caught here. In the lower part of the river, from Bjarnarfoss and downstream, there are very good resident char and brown trout. Non-spawning sea trout can be found at the confluence all summer long. Salmon start to migrate upstream in July. Above Bjarnarfoss a very beautiful area is to be found, that might come as a surprise. There are resident brown trout that are fun to fish for in the magnificent surroundings.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

The fishing cabins are on a hillside in the land of Hemra with a magnificent view over most of the fishing area. The larger house has 2 double rooms, a sleeping loft, a spacious living room and kitchen, toilet, and shower. In the smaller house there are 2 double rooms, a toilet, and shower. A gas grill is available. Anglers can arrive and vacate an hour before and after the fishing, except after September 20, when they can arrive when the fishing starts. People are asked to take good care of the fishing cabin and clean it well before leaving.

Fishing rules

  • Record the catch in the fishing logbook before returning home

  • Do not drive off-road and close all gates

  • The fishing club is not liable for damage caused by livestock to vehicles

  • The use of firearms is forbidden by the river, and it camping is not allowed without the permission of the landowners

  • Anglers are asked to be tidy and not to leave rubbish by the river or in the fishing cabins.


The fishing area of Tungufljót extends from the confluence up to the waterfall Bjarnarfoss and then above the waterfall all the way to Titjufoss. Some trout can also be found above Titjufoss.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Kirkjubæjarklaustur: 30 km, Reykjavík: 232 km and Akureyri: about 620 km

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