Unique 6-Hour Ice Fishing Tour in North Iceland from Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland
6 hours
Nov. - Mar.
Minimum age
6 years old


Take your vacation to the next level by enjoying one of Iceland’s traditional pastimes, ice fishing, while surrounded by the frozen wonderland of North Iceland. Travelers looking for a unique Icelandic experience while making memories that will last a lifetime should not miss out on this tour.

Your one-of-a-kind small-group tour starts in Akureyri, the capital of the North, where you will meet your friendly tour guide in the morning. You’ll make a quick yet satisfying journey of roughly 43 miles (70 kilometers) from here to your ice fishing destination at Lake Langavatn. 

Traveling to and around the lake during winter could be challenging, but this ice fishing tour uses a super jeep, so the journey is easy and exciting.

Once you arrive at the location, you need to walk to reach certain parts of the lake. Your guide and the lake's beautiful landscape will keep you company, and you need not worry about the ice cracking as it is very thick throughout the winter.

Lake Langavatn is a large freshwater lake situated on a mountain plateau in North Iceland. The lake is rich in aquatic life because of its rivers. In particular, you'll find small arctic chars and big brown trout.

Arctic char is very similar to salmon and is found primarily in colder regions like Iceland. The color of arctic char varies and depends on the location and time of year you catch it. This Icelandic fish is known to have significant health benefits, such as being rich in omega-3 fatty acids and a good source of protein. 

Fishing for arctic char here is especially fruitful, as anglers report hauling over 20 char in a single session. So expect to have an extraordinary experience of ice fishing in Iceland.

Meanwhile, the typical bait for ice fishing in North Iceland is worms kept alive from the fall as live bait. They are excellent at attracting both arctic char and brown trout. While waiting for the Icelandic fishes to take your bait, you may enjoy the powdery white ice surrounding you, including snow-capped mountains.

This winter tour includes bait and tackle, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. All necessary permits and fishing equipment are also part of the package. So all you have to do is bring your packed lunch and enjoy fishing.

Whatever you catch during the tour can be taken back to where you’re staying. You may either prepare it for dinner or ask a nearby restaurant to cook it for you for a fee. 

If ice fishing is a bit difficult in Langavatn lake during your tour, the group may proceed to a nearby lake called Kringluvatn. This frozen lake has the same fish abundance as Lake Langavatn.

If your idea of a great vacation is an abundance of adventure, from ice fishing to riding a super jeep, then this six-hour winter tour from Akureyri is just what you’re looking for. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Super jeep or 4X4 vehicle transfer from Akureyri
Professional guide
Fishing equipment
Fishing permit


Super Jeep

What to bring

Waterproof clothing with thermal layers
Winter shoes or boots
Winter headwear and gloves

Good to know

- This ice fishing tour is only available during winter.

- The minimum number of tour participants is two.

- Lunch and snacks are not included in the tour package.

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