Kjarrá river

The serene feeling of being at one with nature in the middle of nowhere is easily achieved whilst surrounded by the ever-changing, beautiful Icelandic landscape which embellishes Kjarrá.

Kjarrá has all the qualities that make Icelandic rivers famous. With crystal clear water and an endless variety of pools it is one of the top scoring, high quality Icelandic rivers. There are only 7 rods allowed to fish on 7 private beats with 91 named pools, dispersed over 45 km of the crystal clear river which makes Kjarrá every serious angler's dream, providing plenty of space when fishing.

Kjarrá is the perfect river for hitch and stripping small flies with a floating line. The landscape is beautiful. You feel like you are fishing in the middle of nowhere, with no farms around so it is only you and nature, which is one many charms of this river.

The Kjarrá lodge is known for its first class meals and service. Chefs from the best restaurants in Reykjavik are in charge of the lodge during the season.

Kjarrá is fly-only and most of the salmon is released, even though anglers can take 2 salmon under 70 cm per rod per day. The rest is catch-release.

Accommodation: Kjarrá lodge

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West Iceland

Distance from Reykjavík

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7 ensuite bedrooms

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From 1. June to 31. August

Prime time

From early July to mid August


Recommended flies

Frances, Collie dog, Night Hawk and most flies in sizes 8-16, Hitch tubes and micro hitch, spring fishing and also when the water rise it is good to bring few frances tubes, Snælda, big sunray.

Recommended tackles

Single handed rod 9 or 10 foot, weight 7-9. Double handed rod 11-13 foot weight 7-10. Floating line, good to bring sink tip if the water rises.

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