Brunná river

The Fishing

Brunná in öxarfjordur is a gin clear char, brown trout and sea trout river on the northeast coast of Iceland one hour drive from Husavik. There are three rods allowed in the river, it is fly only and catch and release.

Brunná flows through wonderful surroundings, offering areas of unique beauty and diversity. The river flows through brushwood country and at its lower reaches it combines with a branch of the glacier river Jokulsá, creating the much sought after visible line of clear and mud-colored water. The fishing grounds is around 10 kilometres long for only 3 rods.

The season for Brunná begins in April with the sea run and brown trout as the main catch. From the middle of June to the end of season (October) the arctic char and brown trout is for the most parts the main catch.

The sea-run char starts its journey up Brunna in early June. Sea-run trout show up at their traditional time, towards the end of August. It is believed by the locals that the sea run trout in Brunná shows up when the mountain tops have turned white, the clear indication of changing temperature. The surrounding area of the Brunná is unforgettable. The gin clear river holds many beautiful fishing spots.

The Brunna River is one of the few rivers left in Iceland where fishing for sea-run Arctic char is still going strong. Catch rates are around 200 – 500 fish each year with growing numbers. The brown trout stock is not strong but holds large individuals. The stock of sea-run char is strong and the sea runs brown trout stock is getting stronger. The breathtaking surroundings will leave no angler untouched and to be able to fish in tranquillity for such large fish in such beautiful landscape is a privilege.

The Accommodation

A very nice self catering lodge is located at Brunná with 2 bedrooms and room for up to 8 people.

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Further details


From 1. June to 31. August


Recommended tackles

Fly only

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Good to know

How to get there

There are many major airlines flying to Iceland during the summer months. The local airlines Icelandair and WOW Air fly daily all year long to many major cities in Europe and USA

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Time difference

Iceland is GMT+0 time and does not have daylight saving time. It's in the same time zone as the UK during winter.

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Emergeny numbers

The local emergency number is 112 – Police / Ambulance / Firefighters.

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Layers, layers, layers... The only thing we can be sure of about the weather in Iceland is that you will see all types of weather, and that goes for the whole year around. Iceland is windy and rainy so even if the weather is nice it can cool down with the Northern wind. There is a saying in Iceland, if you do not like the weather... wait a minute.

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Tackle disinfection

Infectious disease agents such as viruses and the parasite, Gyrodactylus salaris, have never been detected in freshwater fish in Iceland.

To prevent the spread of infectious agents from other countries to freshwater fish in Iceland, Icelandic law prohibits the use of fishing equipment that has been used for angling abroad, unless disinfected by approved methods.

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