South Iceland
Photo credit: Tungulækur

Fishing season

01 April – 20 October


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

3 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

What can be fished


It is safe to say that Tungulækur is one of the best if not the best sea trout fishing in the country. It is about 10 km long, but is not all fishable. This magnificent stream flows through a magical lava field and out into Skaftá. About 2000 – 3000 sea trout have been caught there every year and often these are the biggest sea trout catches in Iceland every summer. The sea trout fishing is mainly in the spring and then again in the autumn, but during the summer sea-run char and some salmon migrate into the river.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

On the banks of Tungulækur is a new, fully equipped fishing lodge. A double room with a private bathroom is included for each rod sold. The house has a large fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, waders, storage, and a good lounge overlooking the river. Full catering is available.

Fishing rules

There are two fishing seasons: on the one hand from April 1st – May 15th and on the other hand from September 1st – October 20th

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Kirkjubæjarklaustur is close by, Selfoss: about 205 km, Reykjavik: 262 km and Akureyri: 632 km


Kirkjubæjarklaustur: Munkar coffee, Systra coffee, the shop Gvendarhorn and the Wineshop


Systrastapi, Kirkjugólf, Fjaðragljúfur canyon and the waterfalls Rauðárfoss, Systrafoss and Stjórnarfoss

About the fishing license


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


South Iceland

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