The Deildará is a wonderful salmon and wild brown trout river, which even boasts a short but prolific run of arctic char up to 6lb. The river is small at only 12km in length, which is split into three beats over 7km of fishable water. Each beat has road access to the top pool, but you are on foot from then on. The walking is not physically challenging though uneven. The lodge is designed as self-catering, but catering services can be provided. It makes for an ideal small party or family group who would like to immerse themselves in Iceland’s true wilderness.
The Deildará has rushing riffles and runs, meadows, small fast pools and lovely long wide pools for trout and char. It is very reliable in low water. In addition, it has a superb run of arctic char up to 6lbs and some fine trout. This river is perfect for small parties to experience Iceland.
The lodge is small with the main building containing the kitchen, living and dining areas and a small library. The outer building houses the bedrooms, each with twin beds. A post-dinner hot tub while watching the salmon jump in the bay is time well spent!
A 7, 8 or 9 weight single-hander is best. You could use a short double-hander for working the fly and higher water. For trout and char a 3 to 5 weight is best. For char and trout fishing we recommend black dry flies with red tags and nymphs and streamers. Dry fly is the most fun however!
The Deildará is a gem of a river that has a good run of salmon with a wonderful run of arctic char and wild brown trout. A great all-round remote Icelandic fishing experience which has proven very reliable in low water. Located in the north-east of Iceland, Deildara River is only 1 hr 20 mins from Husavik airport and close to Raufarhofn. (This is an hour-long domestic flight from Reykjavik) Alternatively you can fly into Reykjavik airport by private jet, away; or Keflavik airport, away.
Every trip to Iceland is different with a varying number of days fishing, possibly in different areas staying in different lodges and with or without non-fishing extensions. Therefore, every trip is by quotation once planned based on your choices and preferences as well as choice of accommodation.
The Deildara - In record low water