Fishing In Iceland

Fishing In Iceland

Wild and hard fighting salmon. 

When targeting Salmon, Sea Trout and Arctic Char, Iceland offers some of the best fishing in the world. Rivers come in all shapes and sizes, from small streams fished easily with single-handed rods to rivers the size of the River Dee in Scotland. The amazing landscape is home to a very stable population of salmon and we are delighted to be associated with one of the countries premier fishing rivers and lodges. 



Blanda is the largest river in North-West Iceland and runs into the sea at the village of Blönduós. It takes about three hours to drive from Reykjavik [this transfer is included in the price], however, it is also accessible by light aircraft using the local airstrip which takes 30 minutes back to Reykjavik. We can arrange this for those who require it. 


At the beginning of the season [June], only the lower section of the river is fished by four rods, as the fish tend to hold below the rapids at the head of the canyon. By late June fish begin to run further upstream and the river is opened up to a total of 8 rods fishing over 50km of the river. 


By Icelandic standards, Blanda is a large river. An average of 40 meters wide and one to two meters wide making it ideal for fishing with small double-handed rods. 

Not only are these numbers high but the ratio of multi-winter salmon/grilse is high. In July 2 in every 5 fish caught is a MSW fish. It’s also worth mentioning that the salmon in Blanda is 100% from natural stock, there has never been need for any assistance for the Blanda salmon. 

Blanda is an ideal destination for those who are looking for serious salmon fishing, both in regards to the size of each salmon and the quantity of salmon caught. I'd also add that those are some of the strongest salmon I've ever fought. 

By Icelandic standards, Blanda is large and fast-flowing, something that a hooked salmon will use to its advantage.

Every summer there are stories from anglers of large salmon hooked and lost. This is one of the things that drew me to Blanda. most people I know want the chance of catching a bigger fish and have the story to tell. 

The season runs from 5 June to 20 September. Blanda offers some of the best early season fishing in Iceland. The catches are good at this time, as is the size of salmon and most fish are between 10 and 18 lbs.   Over the season the average weight is around 8 lbs. Throughout the season anglers are asked to release any large salmon. We will fish the river with 8 anglers, the group should expect to catch between 75 and 150 fish during an average week here at this time. Obviously, this is salmon fishing and nothing is certain, depending on both conditions and ability those figures above should be realised.


What makes this trip even more special?  As well as the four guides looking after each looking after 2 fishers, you will have Tom Brown and I hosting the group, ensuring you have the best tuition and fishing advice possible during your week. We will also look after all your requirements in and around the lodge. Guides here are the best I've ever come across and are simply a joy to fish with. Those guys are fish-catching machines and adapt brilliantly whatever conditions throw up. 

We have secured one of the best periods of the season on the 8th - 20th July 2022. Rods fishing with us this year will be offered their place again in 2022 and new customers will be dealt with on a first come first served basis... 

I have rods available 8th - 30th July 2022. 

8th - 12th - 1 Half Rod Remaining

26th - 30th - Full 

30th July - 2nd August - Full

2nd - 5th August 2 Rods available

Self Catering option on Upper Beat


7th - 10th July - Contact me for Pricing and more details

28th - 31st July - Contact me for Pricing and more details

Please contact me here if you would like any further information on our hosted fishing in Iceland.  






























Hosted Salmon Fishing Ian Gordon Speyonline
Pat Machray
En Suite Bed Room on big Laxa
Icelandic Brown Trout
Its not just Grilse. Laxa Produces more 20lb salmon than any river in Iceland
Playing a strong Salmon on the Laxa River
Ian Gordon Landing a Salmon
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