Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour

Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour
Varmá River by Hveragerði in South Iceland is a favourite fishing spot among the locals of Iceland.
A large Brown Trout caught in the river Varmá in the South of Iceland.
A tranquil waterfall by the town Hveragerði in South Iceland.
Fishing in Iceland allows for a reconnection with the beauty of nature.
Catch your fish with pride and release it with kindness when fishing in Iceland.
Spending the day by the river bank of Varmá in South Iceland.

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. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Oct.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Fishing, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Hveragerði, The Geothermal Energy Exhibition, Varmá, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Pickup duration is from 7:00 - 8:00. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Pickup in Reykjavík

  • English guide

  • Fishing permit

  • Fishing gear

  • Lunch

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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