Iceland, salmon fishing availability 2015

For anglers, Iceland is one of the most amazing countries in the world.

Iceland has an endless number of lakes, rivers and small streams all over the country and most of the water in Iceland can be fished. Iceland is a popular place to visit for anglers and usually salmon anglers have booked their fishing tours with up to a year or more in advance and many book the same days on the same river for many, many years so we can call them subscribers to certain rivers.

Although anglers have already started to book for 2016, there are a few very interesting salmon fishing options still available for 2015

In my opinion, here are three of the most interesting "full-service" salmon fishing options available in Iceland for 2015

Tight lines and see you in Iceland


Laxa in Dölum

6 rod river in West Iceland, August 11th to 14th (afternoon - noon)

Laxá in Dolum is made for a single handed rod, riffling hitch and small flies. Laxá in Dolum is one of the most productive rivers in Iceland, fished with only 4-6 rods with the average catch about 1220 salmon pr. season.

West Rangá

16 rod river in South Iceland, July 25th to 28th (afternoon - noon)

West Rangá is one of the best known rivers in Iceland. It has a great number of catches and the access to the numerous pools is very accessible for most anglers. Fishing in the volcanic landscape with big waterfalls and beautiful pools just makes you want to come back for more.


8 rod river in West Iceland, July 5th to 8th (afternoon - noon)

Grimsá is one of the best known rivers in Iceland, some call it the queen of rivers in Iceland, Grimsá is known for its beauty and is of medium size making it the perfect river for anglers who choose light tackle, floating lines, hitching tubes and small flies with single handed rods.

"full-service" stands for a salmon river with a full-service lodge by the river. "self-service" rivers are rivers where there is a small cottage for anglers, where they can self cater or have a chef come in to cater.

Best regards, Harpa Hlín