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.
Gljúfurá is a small and beautiful river in North-Western Iceland about 200 km (120 miles) from Reykjavík, the capital. The river runs into Lake Hópið, which is by the seaside. The name Gljúfurá means “canyon river” and it takes its name from its many canyons and gullies it runs through.
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.
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.
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.