The Hofsá River.

A Gateway to Paradise for Fly Fishing

The majestic Hofsá River is different in character from its narrower, faster-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.

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River information

83 pools
7 rods
27km fishable river length
Location North East Iceland
2023 catch: 1088

Staying by the Hofsá

Historical Season Catch

1088

2023

1211

2022

601

2021

1017

2020

711

2019

697

2018

589

2017

492

2016

Fishing Rules

To fully immerse yourself in the Icelandic Fishing trip of your dreams, you’ll be staying at our fantastic facilities along the river in our Hofsá Lodge, constructed by Six Rivers.

Atlantic Salmon in the Hofsá River

Fishing Lodge

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge

The Skua

Odin’s Bank

The New Brod Helgi

The Corran

Long Calm

The Unexpected

Cambusmore II

Cambusmore I

Ferry Pool

Old Ferry Pool

Cartwheels

Bone Marrow

Captains Run

Island Pool

“46”

Pastures Wide

The Meadow

Charcoal Burners

Wood Pool

Sub Specific

Ranga

Sphinx

Green Pool

The Pot

Mystery

Bridge Pool

Arctic Tern

Radish's Telegraph

New Pool

Minihaha

The Bubble

Black Ban

Wilson's Run

Simon's Island

The Pot

Colonel's Pool

Netpool

Falcon's Run

Obvious Place

The Klap