Víðidalsá & Fitjá

Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: Starir

Fishing season

24 June – 24 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

8 rods

Fishing limits

1 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


River Víðidalsá flows from the moorlands in Húnavatnssýsla down to Víðidalur and falls into the lake Hóp, then to the sea at Bjargós, west of Þingeyjarsandur. The total length from source to sea is estimated at 67 km. About 7 km from Víðidalsá estuary into Hóp, the small river Dalsá flows into it from the east. There is the well-known fishing spot Dalsárós. By Víðidalstunga the river Fitjaá falls into Víðidalsá. It is the biggest tributary with over 280 square km catchment area and is fishable up the whole Fitjárdalur. Víðidalsá itself is fishable up to Kolugil, which is about 25 km from the estuary to Hópið. The river is well-known for big salmon and the average weight is unusually high at about 4 kg. Every year salmon over 10 kg are caught. Víðidalsá is also a very good sea-char river, with a lot of fish around 3-4 lbs. and up to 6-7 lbs. caught every summer. The river is fished for two or three days at a time. The average catch in the last 10 years is 1050 salmon.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

Anglers fishing the Víðidalsá stay in a newly renovated luxury lodge. There is a good lounge, a dining room and a terrace where anglers can relax in a jacuzzi or sauna after a good day of fishing. There are 14 double rooms, each with a private bathroom. The lodge serves excellent three-course meals, cooked by award-winning chefs.


River Víðidalsá is fishable to Kolugil. Totally, there are 100 marked fishing spots in both rivers.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Hvammstangi: 24 km, Blönduós: 36 km and Reykjavík: 209 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 209 km and Akureyri airport: 183 km


Hvítserkur and Kolugil

About the fishing license

Starir ehf t:(+354) 546-1373 & 790-2050, [email protected]

Laxabakki ehf, Jóhann H. Rafnsson t: +354 864-5663, [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


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