For serious fly-fishermen, the cold waters of Iceland are the stuff that dreams are made of. With gin-clear water, dramatic landscapes, and wild atlantic salmon stripping your line to the backing, Iceland is a bucket-list trip for just about anyone who has thrown a fly.
We specialize in undiscovered spots, and our private water in Iceland is no exception. We have unique access to rivers and lodges that only the locals know about, with over 100 kilometers of private water. This is “old-school” fishing, with private guides, burly Land Rovers, lunches in the field, and private chefs with dinner waiting at the lodge.
Our fishing is based on the remote rivers of the Flateyjardalur Valley in northern Iceland, just south of the Arctic Circle. The rivers run through the green, verdant valleys of the Troll Peninsula, untouched since the age of the Vikings. Our hosts are a local fishing club: dinners are served in their classic family lodge while new guest cabins give everyone their privacy.
We have exclusive use on three legendary rivers: the Fnjóská, the Flateyjardal and the Fjörður Rivers have been a secret kept by locals for 1,000 years. Today, we specialize in hosting private groups of up to 8 people (but can accommodate smaller and larger private groups.)
Each fishing expedition is custom built. We typically recommend a week on the ground in Iceland, including at least 4 days of fishing this river system, with at least one day on either end to allow for exploration of Reykjavik and the surrounding area. We will help you build an Icelandic experience that maximizes your fishing time while allowing ample time to experience this magical place.
Our season runs from mid-June through mid-September. The peak salmon runs are usually July 15th – August 15th, and because of very limited access, these weeks book first. On average, we are catching 400-500 salmon per season in this river system. The fishing is usually excellent throughout the season with anglers hooking up on salmon most every day. Plenty of Arctic Char keep the action going, with special opportunities for giant sea-run Brown Trout.
This is a trip for experienced anglers. It’s fly-fishing-only and requires wading and occasional moderate hiking.
Prices start at around $7,500 per person for 4 days on the rivers, not including air travel to and from Akureyri, Iceland.
Prime dates available:
- August 11 – 15, 2017
- August 19 – 23, 2017
- August 27-31, 2017
Other dates are available upon request.