Fly Fish in Iceland
August 13 – 19 2017
Three rivers in six days northern Iceland
We are adding a second hosted trip in 2017 as the demand for our Iceland fishing has been increasing. For our August trip, we will travel to northern Iceland and fish three rivers over six days.
Mýrarkvísl is a relatively small river that holds a great stock of brown trout along with getting good runs of salmon trough out the summer. The river runs trough plains on the Reykjaheiði plateau for the first 15km making it perfect for dry fly fishing, after that the river runs trough a canyon where the river is a bit more powerful and you can often see the fish you are targeting. For the last 4 km the river runs down the plains by Laxamýri and into the Laxá in Aðaldal about 5km from the ocean. These extreme changes in Mýrarkvísl’s character offer you some of the most versatile fly fishing in Iceland.
The river has an amazing character with such diversity that there should always be something for every angler weather it is fishing the plains with small flies or hitch or sight fishing for salmon in the canyon pools.
In early July the salmon run picks up and around the middle of July the salmon fishing really gets interesting as the numbers increase dramatically.
The fishing permits in river Mýrarkvísl also include a license to fish the Lake Langavatn and river Geitafellsá.
The Mýrarkvísl Lodge
Mýrarkvísl will have a newly built lodge for 2017, the lodge will have 4 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a big living room and a fully furnished kitchen. Outside will be a large wooden deck with a hot tub.
River Lónsá is situated in North East Iceland on the Langanes Peninsula about a 2,5 hour drive from Akureyri. The river has a healthy stock of stationary brown trout throughout the season and sea runs brown trout and arctic char coming in and out of the estuary with the tides. Around the middle of July the runs of arctic char start coming in and are usually running strong throughout August & September, offering some of the best fly fishing in Iceland.
Lónsá is the little pearl of the Langanes Peninsula about a 5 minuet drive drive from the fishing village Raufarhöfn. The river is producing about 500 trout/char a year.
In the upper river, the fishing is more classical with nymphs or streamers in the first half of the season for brown trout and then dry fly fishing as the summer progresses.
In the upper river, it is very important to approach the river with caution as it is very easy to spook the trout.
When the first runs of arctic char start making their way up river in a feeding frenzy the river suddenly offer a whole new experience and you can literally see tens of silver char sliding into a pool and you do not know where to start. This happens at a different time each year as it is more connected with the temperature of the ocean and weather conditions than a certain date and for some anglers chasing first run which is usually the bigger size char is the greatest thrill there is.