Fishing in Iceland

Iceland is a great destination to fishing for Salmon, Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Arctic Char

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The fish:

Most common is the Brown trout and Arctic Char.  

Atlantic salmon is popular to fish for and the quality like for the Brown trout is some of the best in the world today. When you’re fishing for salmon in Iceland is the size to expect to catch 5-7 pounds. In some rivers are 20-40% of the fish 8-18 pounds.

You can expect to catch trouts, both Brown and Sea trouts, up to 15 pounds+ in some spots but most common is 1-4 pounds in for the brownies and 3-5 pounds the Sea trouts  . The Arctic char are most often 1-3 pounds, but fish up to 6-8 pounds are found in between.


The Rivers:

In Iceland can you find gin clear rivers where you can fish for Atlantic Salmon, Brown trout, Sea-trout and Arctic Char.  There are over 100 salmon rivers in Iceland in all sizes and hundreds of rivers and lakes where you can fish for trout.

The Rivers and lakes in Iceland are easy to access and you can always find something that you are looking for.



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Most of the best Salmon Rivers offer full service luxury lodges, but in many good rivers self catering lodging is also an option. For the trout fishing full board accommodations are arranged by request. There are good farm hotels, summer houses and highland center options for the trout fishing all around Iceland.



All rivers and lakes in Iceland are privately owned. Government regulations limit the number of rods and fishing hours in each river and lake

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