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Iceland Salmon

Fascinating, productive, light-tackle, clear water fishing in dramatic scenary

The key to the majority of the salmon rivers in Iceland is the clarity of the water and the stunning scenary, as well, of course, the reliability of the fishing itself. There are so many rivers, we have dedicated a whole website to its salmon and trout fishing. The clear water allows for the use of very small and skated flies, often making for an intimate and visual experience. Due to the way the fishing is run it is usually possible to fish two rivers in a week and/or share a rod and all this an easy equi-distance between the USA and Europe. Fishing combines well with a sight-seeing holiday.

Fishing

What brings us back is fishing the very beautiful, blue-clear waters with small flies, catching fresh fish off the tides on light tackle in stunning scenery. All of this while enjoying superb Icelandic cuisine generally from small lodges being looked after by great guides and all so convenient.

Accommodation

Icelandic salmon rivers generally have purpose-built lodges with stunning views overlooking the river. They are simple but very clean and comfortable and the food is always superb. If you have your own rod, you have your own room, if you share a rod, you share a room but this is changing for some.

Gear

Gear can range from a 5-weight to a 14ft double-handed rod but the most common are a 7/8-weight single-hander or a light 12ft 6-8 weight double-hander. Lines are almost always floating but always bring a sink-tip in case of flood or cold, leaders should be from 6lbs to 15lbs, local flies are best.

Trip Specifics

Much of Icelandic fishing is arranged in three day slots which spans four days. The first day is a half day (4pm to 10pm), the second two are full days (8am to 1pm and 4pm to 10pm) the last day is from 7am to noon, a total of 33 hours over three days. This allows the travelling fisher to move on to the next place and not miss any fishing. The key to planning your trip to Iceland is to book early and start talking to us in September of the year before for the broadest range of options. With so many fish and so much time on the water Iceland is a great place to share a rod with family or friend.

Rates

Please ask for a quotation but prices range from £1500 to £6,000 for three days. This variation is based on time in the season and quality of river. Iceland keeps meticulous catch statistics going back many years.

News

Iceland - Vatnesdalsa - Space opened up

Due to unforeseen circumstances a rare opportunity has opened on one of Iceland's prime rivers the Vatnesdalsa.  This 8 rod river located in the north-west of the country is well known for its big fish and stunning pools.  This is a fantastic opportunity to fish this classic Icelandic River when the river and the runs should be in prime ...

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Iceland - Laxa a Asum

Enjoy a superb private river...

Laxa a Asum is one of Iceland's best rivers, and the most suited to a private party. Located in the North-West of Iceland, this 4-rod river has a small but comfortable lodge to house the party in four rooms. It is ideally suited for families as the rods can be shared and everyone can catch some salmon. Alternatively why not take the four rods and just fish two, this will give you the ultimate Icelandic ...

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Iceland - Thvera - The work on the lodge has started.

For those that are familar with fishing in Iceland you will be aware that sharing a rod often meant you would have to share a room. Those days are starting to come to an end! The Thvera River lodge is currently under going some construction work that will mean the lodge can provide enough rooms for rods and rod shares. 

We still have some space in Iceland, get in touch if you are interested in Icelandic Trout or Salmon ...

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Iceland - The Nordura - Plan for the new lodge...

We have our first glimpse of the new lodge for the famous Nordura river which will be ready for the 2017 season. Ground will be broken on 5th September and there will be 14 new rooms all overlooking the river. Frontiers has some great space for the 2017 season so please give us a call to make your Icelandic plans.

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Iceland - Thvera - Kjarra - Vididalsa etc

A brief update from Iceland where it has not rained in ages. The fish are here in great numbers but the water is very, very low. The good news is the fish are taking! Two successes that have given me particular pleasure recently have been Janey with her 16lbs fish caught with Joey at Vididalsa and the father and son team of David, Somerset and Wyatt, again from the UK. The boys have caught their first fish on the hitch, they have doubled ...

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Iceland - ThveraKjarra opens with a modern record...

We knew the Icelandic salmon season was starting well due to the results from neighbouring river Nordura but ThveraKjarra broke modern records (since worming or spinners were used for the opening days in the 1960's) with 73 fish up to 16lbs for the opening day. The fish clearly continue to arrive with the bottom beats showing fish moving all the time.

There was also a big celebration at the Thvera Lodge where Richard Scrope and ...

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Iceland - Salmon season has started superbly...

So far so good or better it seems for Iceland's salmon season. The Nordura opened with 30 fish on the first day, 27 on the second day and the last morning took them to over 70 fish for the first two and a half days. All fish were between 9 and 18lbs with some whoppers lost. This is a superb start and the river is in great condition.

The Thvera/Kjarra is also reporting seeing fish in many of their pools and will be starting next ...

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