Iceland has some world-class Atlantic salmon fishing. We at Fish Partner have been fishing for the Atlantic salmon since we could walk. Our selection of excellent salmon fishing options is constantly increasing. Let us tailor the perfect salmon fishing trip for you and your friends.
Big Laxa – Árbót Beat
Fantastic Brown Trout and Salmon Fishery – Árbót beat in Big Laxa is an extraordinary beat with great character and offers an excellent option for those looking for bigger brown trout and salmon. It is 3,7 km (2.2 miles) long, and limited to two rods only. It has many beautiful pools that sport both trout and salmon. The season runs from May 1 to September 20. Peak season for trout is from mid-may until the end of June. From mid-July onward, you can be sure to find salmon in every pool and the salmon fishing can be excellent. The river is well known for its huge salmon, weighing up to and over thirty pounds.
Bakkaá in Bakkafjörður
Sight-fishing for Atlantic Salmon – Bakkaá is a pearl of a salmon river located in North-East of Iceland. This small river holds some huge salmon. In fact, the largest Atlantic salmon caught on a rod in Iceland was caught here in June of 1992. The salmon measured in at 43 pounds and 130 cm and is believed to have stayed in the river since the previous summer so one can only imagine how much would have weight when it just came in from the sea!
Sunnudalsá and Hofsá
Atlantic salmon and Arctic char fishing in a stunning environment – Sunnudalsá salmon river and Hofsá (Arctic char beat) gives you the opportunity to experience both Atlantic salmon and Arctic char fishing in the beautiful and remote Vopnafjörður in north-east Iceland. The Sunnudalsá river runs in Sunnudalur valley close to the town of Vopnafjörður. Sunnudalsá is a tributary to the famous Hofsá salmon river and meets Hofsá just below beat 7, the lowest salmon beat of the Hofsá.
River Sog – Torfastaðir Beat
Salmon and Arctic Char Fishing Close to Reykjavík – The Sog is one of the larger rivers in Iceland. It runs from Lake Thingvallavatn. Torfastaðir is a 1 km (0.6 miles) long beat on the west banks of river Sog. Two rods are allowed on the beat which stretches from the where the tributary Tunguá runs into Sog down towards Álftavatn lake. Access to the river is easy and a small fishing hut with a bathroom, small kitchenette and bunk beds is by the beat. Fishing is from 1 April to 23 September. The Arctic char fishing is great throughout the season mostly with nymphs and dry-flies. By July the salmon starts showing up in the river. Occasional brown trout are caught as well. Torfastaðir offers fly and spinner fishing.
Sandá in Þjórsárdalur
Late summer salmon river – This small two-rod river runs through the beautiful valley of Þjórsárdalur. The crystal clear river is a tributary of Þjórsá and is one of the main spawning ground for the Atlantic salmon of the upper Þjórsá. Despite its small size, the Sandá produces several salmon over 20 pounds every year. The best fishing tends to be late summer, usually around September. Two rods are allowed in Sandá, fly only and catch and release.