Hólaá River, located in South Iceland. This amazing little river is the best arctic char river in South Iceland and our most popular day tour river. is a highly sought-after destination for fishing day tours originating from Reykjavik. During early and late seasons, trout are commonly caught, whereas mid-season yields the best arctic char catch in this region. Hólaá's accessibility is convenient, with a brief walk from the parking lot, making it suitable for most guests. Hólaá is a fun river to fish both for novice and seasoned anglers. Families with children over 10 years old can appreciate this option. Spinners are permitted on Hólaá, but small flies, primarily nymphs, are responsible for about 90% of all catches.
Fishing day tours from Reykjavík
Iceland Outfitters provides an extensive range of fishing day tours from Reykjavik, each with its unique characteristics and optimal fishing periods. Our team will guide and assist you in selecting the best possible tour based on your group size, desired experience, and the time of year. At Iceland Outfitters, we pride ourselves on offering personalized and professional service to ensure every angler has a memorable and enjoyable fishing experience.
Your guide will collect you from your place of accommodation early in the morning, typically between 7:00-8:00 AM, and transport you to the river. The exact pickup time is flexible and can be adjusted as necessary. Anglers can fish for up to 8-10 hours, although some rivers may require a mandatory 2-hour mid-day break to rest the river. After the fishing excursion, the anglers will be returned to their place of accommodation. If you have a rental car, you may also like to meet your guide by the river.
- No experience in angling is required, as many of our day tour guests are first-time fishers.
- There’s no minimum number of guests required, with most of the fishing tours accommodating 1-4 anglers per guide.
- Children are welcome on the tours, and parents are responsible for their kids’ safety. Based on experience, children aged eight and above tend to enjoy fishing.
- The day tour rivers and lakes are located within 40 – 150 km from Reykjavik.
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If you’re planning to fish in Iceland, take note of the following periods:
- Salmon: June 5th – October 20th
- Trout/char: April 1st – October 20th
- ION: July 1st – September 15th
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