Fishing in Iceland

Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is home to some of the best Atlantic salmon and game fishing in the world. In 2008 it had its best salmon fishing season for many years.

With crystal-clear, well-managed rivers and breathtaking scenery, it is no surprise that for generations, anglers have come to (and subsequently fallen in love with) Iceland. Fishing for salmon, sea trout, trout and Arctic char under the midnight sun is an experience no angler will ever forget.

The island landscape varies from barren lava fields and glacial plateaus to verdant farmland and provides a wealth of non-fishing activites for the family to enjoy whilst you fish.

Iceland is only a three hour flight from the UK and five hours from the East Coast of America with several airlines providing plenty of options.

Fishing in Iceland

River Minnivallalaekur, home to some "big" brown trout.

Fishing in Iceland

River Nordura, known as "the most beautiful river" in Iceland

Information about the fishing

FishIceland is able to provide salmon beats and trout fishing enabling an increasing number of people to enjoy this wonderful sport. You can read about each river, see its current fishing availability and book fishing permits online or by telephone.

In particular you have free, unlimited access to:
There is more information in the left hand menu, being updated all the time, to help you arrange your fishing trip to Iceland and organise your visit to this magical island.

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