Fly Fishing Iceland

Fly Fishing Trip and Lodge Details:

Fly Fishing Iceland sets the standards expected for professional and expert fly fishing guides. All guides work hard, with patience and determination, to give guests a productive and memorable day of fishing.

Day trips or longer trips for salmon or trout can easily be arranged.

For trout fishing, 3-6 weight, 9 foot rods work well. For salmon, 6-8 weight single handed rods, or longer switch- or spey-rods (12-1/2-14 feet).

The Fishing:

DAY TRIPS: A day trip for trout and char to high quality waters near Reykjavik is perfect for a short break from the capitol of Iceland.

LAKE FISHING: Lake fishing is a 40 minute drive from Reykjavik. Char run 1-2 kg, and browns over 10 kg are caught each year. Lake Thingvellir is the usual destination.

BROWN TROUT: Brown trout trips can cover many lakes and streams, usually north of Reykjavik. Average catch? 15-20 trout, 1-2 kg in size and a good day of fishing would keep you busy! And bigger trout are always possible.

CHAR FISHING: Char fishing in Iceland is very good. Char can sometimes be the most challenging fish in Iceland to catch. Patience is required! Char average 1-2 kg; bigger fish to 4 kg.

MOUNTAIN FISHING: Mountain fishing in Iceland is probably one of the best-hidden secrets. If you like magnificent scenery, stunning mountains and hard volcanic land forms, then this is the place.  Here you can catch hard fighting char and colorful browns in mountain lakes or craters and mountain rivers. And with less pressure.

ICELAND'S BEST TROUT WATERS: Lake Thingvellir is for the big brown trout, or combine the Holá River with Lake Thingvellir to include good char fishing.

Mountain fishing in Landmannalaugar is very nice; very good char fishing; brown trout as well, but they are not as big (0,5 kg to 2,5 kg).

The Laxa River is suggested for dry fly fishing – excellent for brown trout.

Season information:

Prime time is July and August. The following table will highlight various fishing options.

Fly Fishing in Iceland
Season Option Prime Dates
4/1-9/30 Day trips 4/1-9/30
5/1-8/30 Lake fishing 5/1-8/30
6/17-8/20 Brown trout 7/1-8/18
7/1-9/30 Salmon 710-8/25
4/1-9/30 Char 4/1-9/30
6/20-9/30 Mountain streams 7/1-8/20


Accommodations and capacity:

Various accommodations can be arranged: hotels, camping, bed and breakfast, motel units.



Effective through April 2014. Rates are per person, per day:

Day trips: River fishing for brown trout or char, ISK 65.000 (Based on private guide), ISK 45.000 (Two person per guide), or ISK 38.000 (Three person per guide). Availability April 1st - October 31st.
Lake fishing: ISK 38.000 (Two person per guide), or ISK 30.000 (Three person per guide). Availability April 1st - November 10th.
Exclusive day trip to highland lake fishing: ISK 99.000 (Based on private guide), ISK 57.000 (Two person per guide), or ISK 42.000 (Three person per guide). Availability June 20th - October 15th.

Three days of guided fishing and three nights lodging: Group of 3 or 4 anglers share one guide, domestic flight, equipment rentals, meals and beverage not included. 825 euros, per person.

Services at Travel Adventures are completely free!
When you book a fly fishing vacation with Travel Adventures,
you never pay more than if you booked directly with the lodge or outfitter.


Fees includes all equipment (if requested), land transfers, guide with 4x4 vehicle, and light refreshments.

Not included:

License, gratuities, items of a personal nature, etc.


Reykjavik, Iceland. Fishing destinations are within 250km.

How to get there:

Fly to Reykjavik (RKV), Iceland.

Owner and Host:

Gudmundur Atli Ásgeirsson.

Travel Adventures will be happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements
to any of our destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, special
requests, other "stops in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
We are "The Angler's Concierge".

We want to be your personal concierge service for fly-fishing adventures. We provide highly personalized service and will make all of your reservations and assist in any special requirements you may need. We are happy to assist with frequent flyer air reservations or search for discounted flight arrangements and make the necessary reservations.As your concierge, we will take care of everything. Just what a busy traveler needs. We will insure that your travel needs are covered, even if it is shipping your special selection of wine or a box of fine cigars ahead of time to your destination. We would enjoy hearing from you. Just contact us by email or use our toll free phone number 1.877.874.1400.

Get in Touch

Get in Touch

Have Questions?
Want to Book a Trip?
Contact Your Fly Fishing Conciege
Jean Philip Chaintreuil
Call 877.874.1400

Travel A Store

We have our own store to supply fishing gear, tying equipment, hooks, lines, leader materials, and the like, to our clients. Many hooks, lines, leaders and tippet materials, and limited fly tying items, are carried "In Stock". Other items can be obtained very quickly from our suppliers and delivered to you. All products are very competitively priced and fully guaranteed with a full satisfaction or return policy. Call us (1.877.874.1400), and we will track it down and get it to you as quickly as possible.

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