Sunnudalsá and Hofsá - 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 2019 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 enjoy the full luxury of the Sunnudalur lodge, either with full service and world-class cuisine or as a self-catering option. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom.

Fish Partner can arrange guided days. We recommend that part of the days will be guided, at least.

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

Itinerary (as a full service tour)

Day 1 - Pick up at your hotel in Reykjavík or the airport. Flight from Reykjavík to Vopnafjörður or Egilsstaðir. Pick up and arrival at Sunnudalur lodge around 2:00 pm. Fishing rivers Sunnudalsá and Hofsá with a guide from 4 pm - 10 pm. Dinner after fishing in Sunnudalur.

Day 2 - Breakfast and fishing rivers Sunnudalsá and Hofsá with a guide from 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Lunch and dinner in Sunnudalur.

Day 3 - Breakfast and fishing rivers Sunnudalsá and Hofsá with a guide from 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Lunch and dinner in Sunnudalur.

Day 4 - Breakfast and fishing rivers Sunnudalsá and Hofsá with a guide from 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Check out of the lodge at 1:00 pm and transportation to Vopnafjörður or Egilsstaðir. Flight to Reykjavík and transportation to hotel or airport.

What's Included (in the full service tour)

All transportation, including flight between Reykjavík and Vopnafjörður

Three days of fully guided fishing in Sunnudalsá and Hofsá Arctic char beat. Two guides between three rods

Three nights at the great Sunnudalur lodge. En-suite bedrooms with private bathrooms

Full board, all meals and refreshments

 

Excluded

Equipment (rod, waders and flies)

Wine and alcoholic beverages

Gratuities

Price

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

Photos from Sunnudalsa and Hofsa

Location