Skjalfandafljot river

The Fishing

Skjalfandafljot river is one of the major rivers on the north coast of Iceland and comes from the biggest glacier in Europe, called Vatnajokull. It is a glacial river and famous for its many large waterfalls and big fish. Skjalfandafljot river is the fourth longest river in Iceland and runs through Adaldalur valley just like her sister river, Laxa river in Adaldalur.

Skjalfandafljot river is located in the heart of the north and is a definite favourite of ours. Set in the 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.

It is a great idea to combine fishing in Skjalfandafljot with the the nice Fnjoska river or even experience the mid-highland fishing in the North. If you are interested in trying out more than one fishing location we will gladly give you some ideas.

The Accommodation

There are many accommodation options close to the fishing area, everything from nice self catering cottages to hotels. We will find an accommodation that fits your needs.

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Godafoss, photo by Höskuldur Birkir Erlingsson
Godafoss, photo by Höskuldur Birkir Erlingsson


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Northeast Iceland

Distance from Reykjavík

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Further details


From 18. June to 18. September

Prime time

From early July to early August


Recommended flies

Red Frances, Snælda & Sunray shadow.

Recommended tackles

12-14 feet Double handed rods, weight 8-10, floating lines & sink tip.

Fishing time

18 June – 20. August 7.00-13.00 and 16.00-22.00 , 21 August – 18. September. 7.00-13.00 and 15.00- 21.00

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Last updated: 13/01/2020 17:10:54 via Icelandic Meteorological Office