Westfjords, 350km from Reykjavik


Season: 21 June - 20 September
Extent: 12km long river, 22 pools
Average catch: 160-200 salmon
Rods: 3
Guides: Available
Lodge: Self catering
Notes: Fly, worm & spinning

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The Hvannadalsa river on the West Coast of Iceland is a beautiful and remote place to fish for salmon. The river is delightful to fish with the fly and the surrounding country side is unique, here you are alone with Iceland.

Hvannadalsa is gin-clear and you can easily spot salmon in most of the places from rocks and on the edge of the canyons. In addition to the salmon fishing you can also catch a good deal of sea trout in the river mouth around the tides.

The Hvannadalsa shares the river mouth with Langadalsa but still has considerably more water than Langadalsa The salmon in Hvannadalsa are known to be husky and thick and great fighters. The average weight is around 7lbs.

Single-handed 9-10ft rods, weight 7-9, are recommended with a floating line. The riffling hitch is the best method of fishing the Hvannadalsa during the high summer and when the temperature of the water is over 10°C. Other popular flies are Black Sheep, Collie Dog and various types of micro tubes.

The newly renovated fishing lodge has four twin rooms and is located on Hvannadalsa riverbank. The lodge is self catering, but has all the facilities for cooking. A private chef can arranged groups upon request.

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Tel: +44 (0) 1573 470612