Fishing in Iceland Summary

The chart below provides a summary of the fishing information and bookings which can be found and made from this pages within this site.
Click on the first item in each row for detailed information.
Click on the Availability link for prices and online booking.


SALMON FISHING (Permits)
Salmon Rivers In Northern Iceland
RIVER LOCATION SEASON EXTENT RODS GUIDES LODGE NOTES BOOKING
Midfjardara 260km north Reykjavik 24 Jun - 25 Sep 115km d.bank 6-10 Included FB vC&R, Fly only -
Fljotaa 365km north Reykjavik 1 Jul - 16 Sep
8km d.bank 4 Available SC C&R (SA), Fly only -
Blanda 270km north Reykjavik 5 Jun - 20 sep 105km d.bank 16 Available FB -
Laxa in Adaldal 55km east Akureyri 20 Jun - 20 Sep 25km d.bank 18 Available FB C&R, Fly only Availability
Reykjadalsa 50km east Akureyri 15 May - 30 Sep 37km d.bank 6 Available SC C&R, Fly only Availability
Halla 250km north Reykjavik 20 June - 20 Sep 10km d.bank 2* Available SC C&R Availability
Hafralonsa 250km east Akureryi 24 Jun - 20 Sep 28km d.bank 6 Available SC/FB C&R* -
Holkna 240km north Reykjavik 1 Jul - 20 Sep 12km d.bank 2 Available SC/FB C&R Availability
Gljufura in Hunathing 240km north Reykjavik 1 Jul - 20 Sep 17km d.bank 2 Available SC 1 SA, C&R Availability
Myrarkvisl 52km east Akureyri 25 Jul - 20 Sep 25km d.bank 3 Available SC vC&R -
Laxa in Asum 270km north Reykjavik 30 Jun - 10 Sep 14km d.bank 2* Available SC C&R -
Huseyjarkvisl 296km north Reykjavik 25 Jun - 25 Sep
17km d.bank 2-3 Available SC vC&R Availability
Vatnsdalsa 265km north Reykjavik 19 Jul - 30 Sep 20km d.bank 8 Included FB C&R, Fly only -
 
Salmon Rivers In Eastern Iceland
Svalbardsa 170km east Akureyri 1 Jul - 14 Sep 17km d.bank 2-3 Available SC C&R -
Hofsa Vopnafjordur, east coast 1 Jul - 20 Sep 30km d.bank 7 Available FB C&R, Fly only Availability
Vesturdalsa Vopnafjordur, east coast 1 Jul - 15 Sep 27km d.bank 3 Available SC vC&R Availability
 
Salmon Rivers In Southern Iceland
West Ranga 95km east Reykjavik 24 Jul - 20 Oct 30km d.bank 14-20 Included FB Package Availability
East Ranga 100km east Reykjavik 4 Jul - 10 Oct 22km d.bank 18 Included FB Package Availability
Holsa Thvera 105km east Reykjavik 15 Jun - 20 Oct 20km 6 Included FB Package Availability
Vatnsa 192km east Reykjavik 25 Jul - 10 Oct 3km 2-3 Available SC Fly only Availability
Skoga 150km east Reykjavik 19 Jul - 30 Sep 7km 4 Available SC/FB Availability
Tungufljot 100km south east Reykjavik 24 Jun - 20 Oct 12km d.bank 8 Available SC Fly only Availability
Stora Laxa 115km east Reykjavik 1 Jul - 31 Aug 90km d.bank 10 Available SC Fly, spin, worm bait -
Sog 65km east of Reykjavik 14 Jun - 28 September 12km d.bank 13 Available SC Fly, worm, bait Availability
 
Salmon Rivers In Western Iceland
Nordura I Borganes 5 Jun - 9 Sep 65km, d.bank 8-12 Included FB C&R 70cm+, Fly only Availability
Thvera 140km west Reykjavik 19 Jun - 19 Sep 26km, d.bank 7 Included FB C&R limits, Fly only Availability
Kjarra 140km west Reykjavik 19 Jun - 19 Sep 45km, d.bank 7 Included FB C&R limits, Fly only Availability
Laxa in Leirarsveit 50km from Reykjavik 20 Jun - 20 Sep 14km d.bank 7 Included FB 10 SA Availability
Laxa in Kjos 30km from Reykjavik 19 Jun - 1 Sep 25km d.bank 10 Compulsory FB Package -
Laxa in Dolum 160km from Reykjavik 26 Jun - 25 Sep 26km d.bnk 6 Included FB vC&R -
Grimsa 70km from Reykjavik 22 Jun - 24 Sep 32km d.bank 8 Available FB Package -
Langa 70km from Reykjavik 20 Jun - 25 Sep 36km d.bank 12 Available FB Package -
Straumfjardara 140km from Reykjavik 20 Jun - 20 Sep 12km 4 Available FB 6 SA, Fly only Availability
Langadalsa Isafjordur 21 Jun - 20 Sep 18km d.bank 3-4 Available SC Fly only Availability
Hvannadalsa 350km from Reykjavik 21 Jun - 20 Sep 12km 3 Available SC Fly, spin, worm bait -
Arnarvatnsheidi 250km north of Reykjavik 17 Jun - 20 August 1-4 Included SC fly, spining, bait vc cfr Availability
Nordlingafljot 18 Jul - 30 September 13km dbank 5-6 Available SC fly, bait Availability
 
TROUT, SEA TROUT & ARCTIC CHAR FISHING (Permits)
RIVER LOCATION SEASON EXTENT RODS GUIDES LODGE NOTES BOOKING
Laxa In Adaldal - Trout Akureyri 15 May - 30 Aug 10km, s.bank 8 Available FH SA WB, C&R, Fly only
Avg 1,000 trout
Availability
Jokla 40km north Egilstadir 1 Jun - 20 Jul 25km 6 Available SC SA AC WB ST Availability
Breiddalsa 610km east Reykjavik 1 May - 30 Sep 15km d.bank 3-6 Available FB SA AC WB ST -
Litla 120km east Akureyri 1 Apr - 20 Oct 8km d.bank 5 Available NA ST WB AC SA
C&R, Fly only
-
Brunna 110km east Reykjavik Apr - Oct 10km d.bank 2-3 Available SC/FB AC WB, C&R, Fly only -
Minnivallalaekur 110km east Reykjavik 1 Apr - 30 Sep 13km d.bank 4 Available SC/FB WB, C&R, Fly only Availability
Eldvatn 285km from Reykjavik 1 Apr - 10 Oct 26km d.bank 6 Recommended SC ST AC C&R -
Tungulaekur 266km from Reykjavik 1 Apr - 31 Oct 4km d.bank 4 Included SC/FB ST AC Availability
Lake Heidarvatn 192km east of Reykjavik 1 Apr - 31 Oct 2km long & 1km wide 4 Available SC WB AC, Fly only -
Reykjadalsa 50km east Akureyri 15 May - 30 Sep 37km, d.bank 4-6 Available SC SA WB C&R
Avg 3,000 trout
Availability
Svarta in Bardardalur Akureyri 1 Jun - 30 Aug 8km, d.bank 4 Available FH SA WB, C&R, Fly only Availability
 
FISHING PACKAGES (Hosted trips to include flights, accommodation etc)
TYPE LOCATION SEASON EXTENT RODS GUIDES LODGE NOTES BOOKING
Trout & Char 50km + 70km east Akureyri 1 May - 30 Sep Laxa in Adaldalur + Brunna 3 Included SC Package, Flights incl. Availability
Trout & Salmon 50km + 70km east Akureyri 1 May - 30 Sep Laxa in Adaldalur + Vesturdalsa 3 Included SC Package, Flights incl. Availability
Day Trip For Trout And Char 50-100km from Reykjavik 1 Apr - 30 Sep Various 1-4 Included NA vC&R, lunch, rods* & transport incl. Availability
Highland Lake Trout Fishing Landmannalaugar 1 Apr - 30 Sep Various 1-4 Included SC vC&R, lunch, rods* & transport incl. Availability
Arnarvatnsheidi Lakes And Streams 250km north Reykjavik 17 Jun - 20 Aug Various 1-4 Included SC vC&R, rods* & transport incl. Availability

Explanatory notes

RODS: *2 rods must be booked together
GUIDES: Available/compulsory = Guides not included in price and only by prior arrangement
LODGE: SC = Self catered, FB = Full board, FH = Farmhouse
NOTES: C&R = Catch & release, vC&R = Voluntary catch & release
SA = Salmon, ST = Sea Trout, AC = Arctic Char, WB = Wild Brown Trout
1 SA, 6 SA, etc = Bag limit
*Rods by arrangement

Distance: 1km = 0.6 miles, 20km = 12.4 miles, 50km = 31.1 miles