Sunnudalsá and Hofsá - Self Catering - General Information

This tour 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.

For the 2018 season, the Sunnudalsá salmon river will be fished with two rods combined with one rod on the upper part of the Arctic char beat on the Hofsá river. All three rods are sold together as one package.

The river opens mid-July and is fished until mid-September. 10 years average for Sunnudalsá is 85 salmon per season. However, in recent years the river has been lightly fished and some years have yielded over 150 salmon.

Fishermen will stay in the fabulous Sunnudalur lodge. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom.

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Season: July - September

Species: Atlantic salmon / Arctic char
Average size: 10 pounds / 2 pounds
Tackle: #6-8 single handed
Best flies: Salmon flies, tubes, streamers, nymphs
Distance from Reykjavík: 600 km / 370 mi


Day 1 - Arrival in the Sunnudalur lodge from 2:00 pm. Fishing rivers Sunnudalsá and Hofsá from 4 pm - 10 pm.

Day 2 - Fishing rivers Sunnudalsá and Hofsá from 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Day 3 - Fishing rivers Sunnudalsá and Hofsá from 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Day 4 - Fishing rivers Sunnudalsá and Hofsá from 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Check out of the lodge at 1:00 pm.

What's Included

Three days of fishing, shared rod, in Sunnudalsá and Hofsá Arctic char beat (fishing licences)

Three nights at Sunnudalur lodge, self-catering. Four en-suite bedrooms and very nice facilities, beddings and towels

Available updates: Full board (all meals), fully guided, all transportation, single angler per rod



Equipment (rod, waders and flies)



Price per person depends on the level of services selected. Please contact us for more details on this tour.

Photos from Sunnudalsá and Hofsá