Fishing in Iceland

Go Fishing Iceland is a licensed tour operator. We offer various kind of fishing tours to various fishing locations all around Iceland.

All parts of Iceland offer a large variety of rivers and lakes. Only three wild freshwater target species are found in the wild in Iceland. These are atlantic salmon, brown trout and arctic char. The fresh water fishing in Iceland is more or less only for totally wild fish in its wild environment.

Brown trout & arctic char

Iceland has some of the best brown trout and arctic char fishing to be found in the world. The fresh water fishing season in Iceland starts in April on several sea trout & brown trout rivers as well as a few lakes. The main brown trout & arctic char season starts in May and ends in mid-September. The prime sea trout season is from late July until late October. The prices differ somewhat from one fishery to another, but also throughout the season. It’s possible to book accommodation on self-catering basis or at lodges offering full board services.

Salmon

The salmon season starts in June and extends into mid-September. In a number of late-run rivers, fishing ends at the close of September, but few ocean ranching salmon rivers are open until late October. The prime and the highest priced time is in general the period of mid-July until mid-August. That is actually the period when most of the salmon is due to be running up the home rivers for spawning. The prices differ somewhat from one river to another, but also throughout the season. Usually the lowest rate at the beginning of the season and then at the end of the season. It’s possible to book accommodation on self-catering basis or at lodges offering full board services.