Urriðafoss – Þjórsártún

South Iceland
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Fishing season

01 June – 20 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

5 fish per rod/day




Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
20000 ISK to 50000 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

Þjórsártún is the east bank of Þjórsá, opposite Urriðafoss. The angling in Þjórsártún is a pilot project that provides new information every year. There is little experience of angling in the area and fishing only takes place on the days when the nets are not in the river or on the rest days of net farmers.

Fishing rules

A fishing book is in a box at the car park, please record all catches please record all catches


A total of 4 rods are sold at Þjórsártún and the fishing area is divided into two, upper and lower parts. A 3 hour division is suggested and there are 2 rods fishing each area. Anglers are responsible for the division of the beats, but it is suggested that people meet on highway 1, by the road down to Urriðafoss, in the morning at 6:45 06:45.
Upper beat: Extends from the top of Heiðartangi and down to the new bridge.
Lower beat: Starts about 200 meters below the new bridge and reaches to the fishing limits/borders below Urriðafoss. Anglers must not fish with more than 2 rods in each area at a time.
In June and the first part of July, the small waterfall and Urriðafossbreiðan have given the best results, but from the end of July, the fishing spot Kláfurinn becomes productive.

About the fishing license


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


South Iceland

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