Fnjóská river

Fnjóska is truly one of Iceland’s most beautiful rivers.

Fnjóská is long and powerful with long, broad, rocky pools and a dramatic canyon near the bottom. If you visit Fnjóská river you will see some of the most beautiful scenery on display anywhere in Iceland. Fnjóská is undoubtedly one of our favourite salmon rivers, with a 10 year average catch of around 500 pr. year salmon and plenty of Arctic char. The river is crystal clear and flows through a beautiful valley with mixed combinations of bushes, grawl and grass. In total the river is around 117 km long, but the salmon area spans 40 km which is split between 8 rotating rods. The river is medium sized so 13-14 foot double handed rod would be perfect with a floating line.

NEW! for the 2016 season, 3 self-catering cottages will be built. Each cottage is small but has two twin rooms and small kitchen/dining facilities. Every two rods share one cottage. In 2017 the 4th cottage will be built and a service house for the 4 cottages. Fnjóská is close to Akureyri, so for those interested in staying hotels, it is easy to do so.

Location: Around 20 km from Akureyri Season: 20th June - 20th September Prime time: 20th July -20th August. Rods: 8 Recomended flies: Red Frances, Black and Blue, Collie dog, Sunray shadow, Snælda. All tackles are allowed until August 11th. Recomended Tackle: Double handed rod 12-14 foot, floating line. Guides:2 rods to one guide. Lodge: self catering.


Self service


Northeast Iceland

Distance from Reykjavík

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From 20. June to 20. September

Prime time

From mid July to mid August


Recommended flies

Red Frances, Black and Blue, Collie dog, Sunray shadow, Snælda

Recommended tackles

Double handed rod 12-14 foot, floating line

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Last updated: 11/01/2018 09:15:00 via Icelandic Meteorological Office