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Iceland Trout

Extemely diverse wild trout and char fishing in the world in dramatic scenary

In fact the trout and char fishing in Iceland is so varied we have an entire website dedicated to it! From phenomenal, unique brown trout in Lake Thingvallavatn to technical nymph and dry fly for large wild browns on rivers, Iceland has it all. If that is not enough, go into the interior and fish for trout and char in volcanoes and lava palteaus amid scenary that one could never imagine trout to thrive in. We have been'getting to know'Iceland for over 30 years and we still learn of new places every year. Mix your trout fishing with some salmon or wonderful sightseeing, also through Frontiers.

Fishing

The fishing really is very rich and diverse and the fish are a remarkable size given the geographical location of the country. Warm water locations are dominated with midge and caddis flies while the colder rivers are more baitfish based though the fish still respond well to nymph and dry fly.

Accommodation

For the trout fishing this varies from purpose-built lodges, fully catered or self-catered according to preference, or hotels of varying standards according to the location. All understand the hours of fishermen especially with the midnight sun! Rooms are often simple but clean and comfortable.

Gear

The best two options are a 5-weight and a 7-weight rod with a medium action. Floating lines are the norm but bring a sink-tip in case. An assortment of flies from streamers to dry flies and nymphs of all shapes, sizes, colours and weight. Icelandic trout are generally not leader shy but be prepared.

Trip Specifics

The trout fishing is sometimes more flexible but much of Icelandic fishing is arranged in three day slots which spans four days. The first day is a half day, the second two are full days and the last day is until noon. This allows the travelling fisher to move on to the next place and not miss any fishing. The key to planning your trip to Iceland is to book early and start talking to us in September of the year before for the broadest range of options. Particularly with the trout fishing, trips are each individually planned to match up dates with various fishing options around the country.

Rates

Rates are by quotation following discussion and planning and depend on transport, guiding, and accommodation options. Sometimes your guide lives nearby, other times your guide will be travelling with you.

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News

Iceland on Safe List - here are the regulations

Although England is in a current lockdown, countries are beginning to open up again for travel without quarantine. In the past week Iceland is one of the countries that has re-opened to us. 

These are the current regs for Iceland:

Before arriving:

  • Travellers from the EU, Schengen area and the UK are allowed to enter
  • Passengers must fill in a pre-registration form before ...

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One of Iceland's prettiest small salmon and trout rivers...

In these days of C-19, some of our guests are looking for in-tact, private options for their fishing. They are also looking for something different, something unique and some are also turning to wild trout.

Look no further than the 4 rods, 4 roomed Myrarkvisl in the north of Iceland with its salmon run and beautiful trout. The ...

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Speaking of small self-catering lodges in Iceland for salmon and trout - meet the Dieldará

The Deildará is a wonderful salmon and wild brown trout river, which even boasts a short but prolific run of arctic char up to 6lb. The river is small at only 12km in length, which is split into three beats over 7km of fishable water. Each beat has road access to the top pool, but you are on ...

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The Blend of Blanda - read the blog...

When we introduced the Blanda this time last year, we thought of it as a respected salmon river with one of the highest rates of multi-sea-winter fish in Iceland.

What we have learned is that that may be the case but there is a whole lot more to it in so many ways...

What we have learned:

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Watch the video - The Blend of Blanda...

Enjoy a full overview of the Blanda and all the different water and species by watch the video here...

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Other great salmon and trout space in Iceland...

We have the following good salmon and trout or combo space space in Iceland for 2021:

Lake Thingvallavatn - ION Beats

May

Rare opportunity for a single rod

June

2nd to 5th June - 2 rods

5th to 8th June - 2 rods

8th to 11th June - 4 rods

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