Víðidalsá – Arctic char beat

Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: mbl.is

Fishing season

15 June – 10 October


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

2 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available


Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
36000 ISK to 65000 ISK

What can be fished


The Arctic char and sea trout beat of River Víðidalsá is the lowest part of the river before it flows into the lake Hóp. Catch statistics in recent years show this is one of the most productive trout beats in the country, and a considerable number of salmon are also caught there. Most of the char are 2 to 3 lbs., but often bigger char are caught and it is not unusual to catch char of 4 lbs. The average catch each summer is about 600 trout and 20 salmon but included in that number are quite a few sea trout that are caught mainly in the autumn. Two rods are allowed, and they are always sold together.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

The fishing cabin is quite new and with all amenities. There are two bathrooms with a shower and three double bedrooms. The kitchen and the living room are well designed and with all equipment needed. Outside the house there is a large terrace with a hot tub. If anglers choose to get made up beds and cleaning service, the cost is 30.000 kr.

Fishing rules

It’s allowed to take 2 salmon under 70 cm on each rod daily


The topmost fishing spot at the trout beat is Fossar and the lowest one is Kvíslar

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Blönduós: 35 km, Akureyri: about 180 km and Reykjavík: about 210 km

Nearby airports

Akureyri airport: 182 km and Reykjarvík airport: about 210 km

About the fishing license

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


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Northwest Iceland

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