South Iceland

Fishing season

01 April – 28 October


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

5 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin




Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
15000 ISK to 50000 ISK

What can be fished


Vatnamót is one of the best and most productive fishing spots in Iceland. The main catch is sea trout, but also salmon and char. Vatnamót fishing area is on the sands east of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, where Hörgsá, Fossálar and Breiðabakkakvisl, together with smaller streams, merge with the glacial water of Skaftá. Vatnamót is a large catchment area with many possible fishing spots. The sandy bottom is constantly changing, and anglers will have to look for probable fishing spots. You can fish from the shore at 4-5 km area.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

Anglers may use the fishing cabin at Hörgsland. There is accommodation for 6 people. If there is a need to accommodate more people, it is usually possible. The house has one double room without a bathroom, a family room with a bathroom and a triple room with a bathroom. It has a spacious lounge, a good kitchen and a terrace with a charcoal grill.


The route to the fishing area is easy and well-marked. Drive east of Fossála and turn right onto a road marked Hraunból. The road is accessible by car down to the banks, but unbridged streams must be crossed, and extreme care must be taken. It is not recommended to go through the upper and lower areas of Vatnamót except with 4×4 cars. The fishing area extends off the confluence of Skaftá, Fossáli Breiðbalakvíslar and Hörgsá.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Kirkjubæjarklaustur is short by, Selfoss: 206 km, Reykjavík: 265 km and Akureyri: 634 km

About the fishing license

Fish Partner – Vatnamót

Fish Parner t: +354 571-4545, [email protected]



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