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Region: East Iceland
Coordinates: 65.7662° N 14.9614° W

This is one of Iceland’s largest clear water rivers and one its best salmon fisheries in the. It spills into the Vopnafjordur Bay and is fished with eight rods, five in the lower beat and three in a vast upper beat. The annual catch varies according to the general health of the stocks. This river along with its neighbour, River Hofsa, used to spiral down to just over a hundred salmon in a season. That hardly happens any more due to established stocking programs and in good seasons this river will produce from 1400 to 1600 salmon. The average is probably somewhere close to a thousand fish.

The Sela is divided. The lower section has a prime lodge with full board and staff. Anglers on the upper section stay at an old self catering farmstead.

An excellent, outdoor swimming pool – Selarlaug – on the southern river bank, should not be passed over.

Sela in Icelandic

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