Hofsá

GORGE ON THE HOFSÁ RIVER

A Gateway to Paradise for Fly Fishing

The majestic Hofsá is different in character from its narrower, more fast flowing sister, the Selá. This wider river offers seven beats spread over 27km of crystal clear water, which is ideal for fly fishing, with its top beat being described as “the gateway to paradise”. It is home to a high number of Multi Sea Winter (MSW) salmon. The Hofsá’s large variety of easily accessible big pools contain mainly gravel beds, rather than the rocks and boulders that feature more predominantly on the neighbouring Selá.

Fishing Rules

  • 100% Catch and Release.
  • Catch and release, except for one Grilse per rod per day.
  • Maximum catch of five fish per rod per session or ten fish per rod per day.
  • No large weighted flies or sinking lines. Very small coneheads are allowed.
  • Floating lines only.
RIVER STATISTICS
Location
North East Iceland
Pools
83
2021 Season Catch
581
# Rods
7

River Map

A high-resolution map of the river (as seen below) is available for download, to give you a detailed breakdown of the different beats available and other important topographical information.