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Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour

Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour

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Reykjavík
Duration
9 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
Aug. - Oct.

Take the bait and come Sea Trout fishing in Varmá River, on this fishing day tour from Reykjavík. If you’re a keen angler looking for the likes of Brown Trout, Arctic Char and Salmon, this excursion is your perfect bet. 

Your expedition begins as you’ll get picked up in Reykjavík City and transported to the South Iceland town Hveragerði in the morning. There, you’ll find all the fishing gear you’ll need for the day, which will be spent angling in the trout-infested Varmá River―a favourite amongst locals.  

When travelling to Iceland, you should know that fishing is the country’s oldest, most historical trade and that Icelanders take recreational fishing seriously, meaning regulations are plenty. That is where your local guide comes in handy, as well as your fishing permit for the day, both of which are included in this marvellous tour. 

The river Varmá is fly-only, usually fished with single-handed fly rods and a floating line. The fish most often caught here is the residential Brown Trout, and their average size is 1 kg, with the largest reaching 6-8 kg. Here is where your skills come to the test, so catch the biggest one and snap a photo to show the folks back home. 

Besides from a knot of trout, you can also expect to find Arctic Char, the quintessential freshwater fish of Iceland; and even Salmon migrating in the summer. Get ready to spend a tranquil day out by the river bank, enjoying one of the nation’s most popular leisure activities. 

The river Varmá is especially celebrated by the fly fishers of Iceland, serving as a favourite spot to show the younger generation the ropes. Since the river is so popular, to protect the fishing stocks of the area, all fishers are allowed one fish per rod a day to bring home, but you can catch and release to your heart’s content after that. 

Don’t hesitate to reel in this fantastic offer, and spend a day reconnecting with nature by going fishing in one of the best Sea Trout rivers in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Included

Pickup in Reykjavík
English guide
Fishing permit
Fishing gear

Activities

Sightseeing
Fishing
Bird watching

Attractions

Hveragerði
The Geothermal Energy Exhibition
Varmá
South Coast

What to bring

Warm clothes
Waterproof jacked

Good to know

To protect the fish population of Varmá River, the local law states that fishers are allowed one catch, per rod, each day. There's no limit to the amount of catch and release allowed.

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