As exclusive agents for the Reykjavik Angling Club we have access to over twenty rivers in Iceland. Iceland has always been perceived as hugely expensive and unattainable, but it does not have to be. For those that know, Iceland can provide one of the most adaptable fishing programs available. A full week is not necessary if not wanted, and is often too much for those travelling on business or with their families. It is possible to fish a different river every day or for a day if that is your wont. Varying degrees of accommodation, guiding and other activities make Iceland one of the most unique and diverse salmon fishing destinations. We will tailor make your itinerary to ensure you have great fishing, accommodation, and a true experience of this amazing country.
Salmon fishing in Iceland is very different to other areas of the world. The rivers are often crystal clear allowing you to see the fish in the river…and visa versa. This often enables you to have a very enlightening window into salmon behavioural patterns as you can often see their reaction to flies. Needless to say it is also extremely exciting. Although not huge by Russian or Norwegian standards, Iceland’s salmon fight hard. As you are normally fishing light tackle, often single handed trout rods and tiny flies, it can be hugely rewarding. Of the rivers we offer our favourites are Nordura, Svarta, Hitara, Sog, Gljufura, Fafkrud, and for those who are looking for a challenge, Stor Laxa in the South. All have very different characters and come into their own at slightly different times of the year. It should be noted that there is also some phenomenal trout and char fishing which can also be easily organised.
Most accommodation is in the typical Scandinavian style wooden lodges, conveniently located within striking distance of the rivers. They provide the perfect environment to unwind after a days fishing by the fire. Some, like the Hitara lodge are strategically placed to afford the most striking vistas of the river. Lodges can be fully catered by high calibre chefs or can be self catering if you so desire. It may be that you wish to have a few days salmon fishing with a few days trout fishing to initiate your family into fishing. Other activities that can be organised include Super jeep excursions over snowfields and glaciers, snow scooters, dog sledding, riding tours on Icelandic ponies, whale watching, visits to Gullfoss waterfall and the famous spouting hot spring of Geysir. Alternatively for those looking to relax there are the healing properties of the steam baths and hot springs of the Blue Lagoon followed by the spa facilities of Laugar.