Thvera river

The Fishing

Thvera river a high class salmon river in West Iceland, approx. 1 hour from Reykjavik. It is one of the most prestige fly fishing rivers in Iceland. The good and steady salmon fishing in the 107 diverse fly fishing pools makes Thvera river one of the most sought after rivers in Iceland. It is the lower part of the legendary Thvera/Kjarra river system. The river is about 90 km from where Kjarra river runs from the clear highland waters down to the junction where Thvera meets the glacial river Hvita. Thvera is 26 km long, double bank, so there is plenty of space for each of the 7 rods fishing the river. The river is fished with both single handed and double handed rods, floating lines and sometimes sink tip. The access to most pools is relatively easy and so is the wading. Chest waders are recommended but hip boots may be adequate.

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

The Accommodation

The Thvera lodge is one of the absolute finest in Iceland. The comfortable lodge by Thvera river contains 8 en-suite twin rooms, a lounge and a dining room. Anglers are provided with meals from one of Iceland's award winning chefs, including a continental breakfast in the morning, two course lunch menu and a three course meal in the evening. Thvera lodge also offers anglers the use of hot tubs and sauna.

Accommodation: Thverá lodge

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West Iceland

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The comfortable Thverá lodge offers a spectacular view over the Thverá river in West Iceland

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From 1. June to 31. August

Prime time

From mid June to late July


Recommended flies

A wide variety of flies (both double and treble hooks) in size 8-16. Tubes can be from micro size up to 2” or hitch tubes. Bring the ones you believe in, but we recommend: Red Frances, Black Frances, hitch tubes, Hairy Mary, Black Sheep, Blue Charm, Monroe Killer, Sunray Shadow, Collie Dog, Green Braham, Green Butt etc.

Recommended tackles

Single-handed rods (minimum length of 9 ft) and/or double-handed rod (11–13 ft). Floating lines, sometimes with sink tip. Chest waders recommended but hip boots may be adequate

Fishing time

Fishing is organised in 3 days parties, starting in the afternoon of the first day and ending at noon the last day. 16:00 to 22:00 and 07:00 to 13:00

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Last updated: 13/01/2020 17:10:55 via Icelandic Meteorological Office