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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.

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News

Where can you go fishing?

In the list of greenlight countries there are a few fishing (and shooting) gems that will allow us to visit as follows:

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Space in Iceland as of today... Vididalsa, Kjarra, Hafralonsa, Thvera, Langa, Nordura, Jokla

The Nordura

One of the most attractive rivers in Iceland - single-hander to small double is best. Can be physically demanding in places.

9th to 12th July (really great negotiable price!) - 1 rod

15th to ...

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Prime salmon rods and other ideas for Iceland

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Nordura

3rd to 6th July - 1 rod

24th to 27th July - 4 rods or more

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Cheaper options in Iceland for salmon, trout and char...

Mýrarkvísl salmon fishing

2 rods - July 16th to 19th
Price including: Fishing permits, guiding 2:1 accommodations and full catering.

Price each angler ISK 256,781


4 rods - August 12th to 15th
Price including: Fishing permits, guiding 2:1 accommodations and full catering.

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Landing in Iceland - a CNN report

A short video by CNN to show what will happen when you enter Iceland and how the country got the virus under control so effectively. To read the full report click here

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Thvera Lodge

With a few spots left on Thvera this season, here is a taste of what you can expect!

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The Latest From Iceland

If you are in the enviable position of possessing a plane ticket to Iceland from June 15th there’s a couple of things you’ll need to know before you pack your bags.

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You’re going to fill out a pre-registration form giving contact details and information about your travel dates and where ...

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Update on news and stats from Iceland

Here is some further news on Iceland:

The last diagnosed case was on 12th May.

There are currently two people with C-19 in Iceland including the one mentioned above.

Iceland is the 81st on the list of countries that have had C-19 so very low in the ranking which is good. The UK is 5th!

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Icelandair commence resuming full flight schedule on 15th June having resolved issues...

Below is a google translation of this article...

"We plan to get on flights from June 15 and reach our daily destinations as soon as possible to get to our main destinations to begin with, and of ...

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Iceland update - current rules of entry and for fishing lodges

Introduction:

  • Iceland has tested a higher proportion of its citizens for COVID-19 than any other nation and therefore have valuable insights into the behaviour of the virus
  • The virology department of Landspitali hospital will conduct tests at Keflavik airport. Test results should be available the same day and travellers may go to their lodgings while they wait ...

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Travel to Iceland - Our understanding at this time

In this piece, we are going to lay out our understanding of how things will work in Iceland from the 15th June based on websites and personal input from our suppliers. We will also try and answer some commonly asked questions. Bottom line... Iceland and the fishing lodges are feeling very close to being open for business.

From 15th of June, but possibly earlier…

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Further articles - Icelandic Travel

Some links to further reading on Iceland:

Iceland rated No 1 in The 10 Safest Countries in the World (this piece is not about Covid-19)

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Catch up on your reading… Iceland

Here is a link to many different articles about Iceland over the years by Tarquin Millington-Drake. If you want further information on Iceland, go to our website too.

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Iceland - Available space

Space available in Iceland is as follows – keep in mind that the ISK was at 155 on 31st October and is now at 176 so your fishing is already 11% cheaper – there may also be some deals on some of these opportunities – please ask for details:

Thvera
2nd to 5th August

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With thanks to all our contacts in Iceland…

Everyone in Iceland has been hugely helpful in their efforts to keep us informed of events in Iceland and the efforts to get the country open again. We encourage all our clients to go and enjoy their time in Iceland, there is certainly no lack of effort to be ready and COVID-free!

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Icelandic Lodges

An overview of many of the lodges we work with throughout Iceland. Whether it is self-catered, modern lodges or 5* food you are after, we can offer you what you need. 

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