Fly Fishing in Iceland
2019 Dates: August 12-18 **SOLD OUT**
August 25-28 & August 31-September 6
What to expect fly fishing in Iceland
The freshwater fishing in Iceland is limited to Arctic char, Atlantic salmon & Brown trout. Iceland offers some of the best fly fishing in the world for Atlantic Salmon, but the fishing for trout can also be unbelievable. Both species can pose an enormous challenge, in turn, rewarding the angler with the catch of his life!
Some of the lakes in Iceland are extremely hard to get to, therefore, even more, exciting and mystical. There are a few lakes in Iceland that offer you a chance to catch trophy trout in abundance. There are the three main lakes to be fished: Hraunsvatn, Þingvallavatn & Skjálftavatn. They all have their own prime time off when you are most likely to catch a trophy fly fishing. Most of the lakes in Iceland have either brown trout or arctic char and many of them have both. The trout in most lakes can get really large which makes the fishing especially exciting.
Hraunsvatn is the least known of the 3 because it is hard to get to. For this reason, there are hardly ever any other anglers present. Not to mention, the silvery Ice age Arctic Char who live here are like no other in Iceland & the lake has the most unbelievable scenery.
There are also many great fly fishing rivers in Iceland from small spring fed rivers to larger runoff rivers. Icelandic rivers offer a fishing season from April 1st – for brown and sea trout and end on October 20th – with the salmon rivers that don’t rely on the spawning of the salmon. Iceland sea trout fishing is unique in that the Sea Trout is fished in broad daylight and not at night like in many other countries.
The lodge you stay at is dependent on the fly fishing package you select.
Mýrarkvísl lodge: The accommodations in the Mýrarkvísl lodge are in four double bedrooms each with a bathroom and shower. Each room has two single beds. The lodge is only two years old and quite nice. There is a hot tub outside so we would recommend bringing a bathing suit. The kitchen is part of the living area so the cook/Chef prepares the meals in front of the anglers
Details about fly fishing in Iceland
2019 Hosted Dates and Pricing
- August 12-18, 2019 – Hosted by Steve owner of FRA SOLD OUT!
- accommodations (based on double occupancy)
- Guided fishing (two anglers per guide)
- All meals
- Fishing Permits
- Transport to and from Akureyri
Packages do not include:
You will fly into Reykjavík. From Reykjavík, you will take a 40 minute domestic flight to Akureyri. Typically, the lodge will arrange ground transport over to the domestic airport in Reykjavík. You will be picked up by your fishing guides at the Akureyri airport and transported to the lodge.