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Fishing season

22 July – 10 October


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

2 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


Family friendly, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


Vatnsá flows from Heiðarvatn to Heiðardalur in Mýrdalur, which is just above Vík. Vatnsá is a fun salmon and sea trout river that runs through a beautiful valley on its way down to Kerlingardalsá, where it merges before flowing into the sea. It is small and crystal clear and it is important to approach all fishing spots with great care, so as not to scare the fish.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

Anglers fishing in Vatnsá have access to a fishing cabin with three double rooms, as well as a living room, kitchen and a toilet. Included in the price are made up beds and cleaning and guests are encouraged to take good care of the house. The fishing cabin is right by the outfall from Heiðarvatn and there is a trail to the house after one passes through the driveway at Litla Heiði.

Fishing rules

Anglers are encouraged to fish on barbless flies. Spinning rods may not be used for fishing. Off-road driving is not permitted. Guests are asked to record all catches for the information of the leaseholder.

Two male fish under 68 cm may be taken daily. However, all salmon should be released in October. In October it is permitted to take six sea trout that are under 55 cm.


The fishing area is about 6 km, with about 40 marked fishing spots

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Vík í Mýrdal: 10 km, Selfoss: 130 km, Reykjavík: 187 km and Akureyri: 558 km


Dyrhóley, Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar

About the fishing license

Ásgeir t: +354 660 3858, [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


South Iceland

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