Skjalfandafljot River

Skjalfandafljot is one of the major rivers on the north coast of Iceland and comes from the biggest glacier in Europe, called Vatnajökull. It is a glacial river and is famous for many large waterfalls and its big fish. Skjalfandafljot river is the fourth longest river in Iceland and runs through Adaldalur valley just like her sister river, Laxa in Adaldalur. Average catch in Skjalfandafljot river is 600 salmon per year on only 6-7 rods, which is quite impressive. Skjalfandafljot river is located in the heart of the north and is a definite favourite of ours. Set in extreme surroundings in a large canyon, there is a mixture of all types of water and it is always a challenge to fish. This is the perfect place for anglers who like hiking through beautiful surroundings.

There are many interesting places close by, for example, the town of Husavik, Myvatnssveit, Godafoss waterfall and the fascinating lava fields. We will gladly give you tips if you want to explore the nearby area.


Skjalfandafljot river is located in North East Iceland, approx. 5 hours from Reykjavik and approx. 30 min from Akureyri.


There are plenty of accommodation options nearby Skjalfandafljot river, everything from nice self catering cottages, guesthouses to hotels. We will find the best suitable option for each group.

Recommended Tackle

12-14 feet double handed rods, weight 8-10, floating lines and a sink tip.

Recommended Flies

Red Frances, Snælda and Sunray Shadow etc.

Best regards, Johanna G