Urriðafoss B section

South Iceland
Photo credit: ioveidileyfi.is

Fishing season

01 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

5 fish per rod/day


Not available


Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
30000 ISK to 60000 ISK

What can be fished


The waterfall Urriðafoss in river Þjórsá is one of the well-known natural pearls of Iceland, but an enormous number of salmon passes through the waterfall, mainly in June. Þjórsá holds one of the largest wild salmon stocks in the country and angling in Urriðafoss is often like in a fairy tale. Angling in the waterfall did not start until 2017, but it has already established itself as one of the best salmon fishing areas in the country. The catch in 2020 was 990 salmon and in the summer of 2021, 823 salmon were landed

Urriðafoss B is the upper part of the farm Urriðafoss which reaches up to the upper bridge. The best fishing spots are Hestvík, Grjótin, Kláfur and Sandholt. However, after the 14th of July Sandholt follows the main area of Urriðafoss.

Fishing rules

Anglers are responsible for the division of fishing areas, there are always 2 rods in the area of Urriðafoss B. It is recommended that people change every 3 hours or however is agreed. To determine the division of fishing areas, anglers must meet at 6.45 in the car park by the old bridge.

There is a fishing book in a box by the car park, please record all catches. Þjórsá is a big and wide river and anglers should take care. The river is very dangerous, and it is recommended that anglers do not wade or take any unnecessary risks. Anglers are at their own risk when fishing in Urriðafoss.

Quota: June 1st – 10th it is two salmon per rod per day. June 11th and to the end of season it is five salmon per rod per day.

It is recommended that anglers protect big salmon


About the fishing license

Urriðafoss B-section

IO veiðileyfi t: +354 466-2680, info­@icelandoutfitters.com


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


South Iceland

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