Fishing Tours

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, fishing tours take you to Iceland's rivers, lakes and oceans where an abundance of fish thrive in astonishing natural settings.

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Fishing Tours

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, fishing tours take you to Iceland's rivers, lakes and oceans where an abundance of fish thrive in astonishing natural settings.
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Snaefellsnes Sea-angling and Birdwatching

Come aboard a traditional oak schooner and embark on a voyage of Breiðafjörður Bay. Experience the pristine Icelandic nature and try your hand at sea-angling on this fun-filled fishing tour. This is the perfect tour for those who want to see Iceland’s rich wildlife and get a taste of the country.  You will set sail from the town of Grundarfjörður and head out to the waters of Breiðafjörður Bay. This wide bay is encircled by mighty mountains, including the famous glacier Snæfellsjökull. Breiðafjörður has a breathtaking land and seascape consisting of small fjords and bays, shallow seas and around 3,000 islands, islets and skerries.  You will head on out to one of those islands; the uninhabited and protected island of Melrakkaey, situated at the mouth of Grundarfjörður bay. The island is the home of several species of nesting birds, mainly eiders, shags, cormorants, glaucous gulls and puffins. While the island’s west side is flat, the north, east and south sides are comprised of jagged basalt rock columns. Before you head back to land, you’ll get to have a go at sea-angling and feel the thrill of the chase as you reel in your dinner. The boats are well equipped with fishing rods, and your expert guide will show you the all best tricks to catch a big one.  You will get to keep whatever you fish, and there are several things you can do with it. If you don’t want it, just throw it back in the ocean; otherwise, if you want to save it, you can take it back to your hotel. You can also head on out to the harbour café where the staff can prepare a nice dinner out of it, for the freshest meal of your life. Don’t hesitate, book this tour and enjoy the great Icelandic nature. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Kayak Fishing Adventure by Mt. Kirkjufell

Embark on a unique kayaking tour at the roots of the magnificent Mount Kirkjufell which not only promises beautiful landscape views from the water but also the chance to catch a fish! This adventure is a must do for all nature and fishing lovers visiting Iceland and the perfect voyage to take while visiting the stunning Snaefellsnes peninsula. The combination of fishing and kayaking is rarely offered on tours, so this is your exclusive opportunity to enjoy both activities alongside sightseeing for a day to remember. It’s probably hard to get any more in touch with nature than when paddling through the calm sea with your fishing rod, and all you can hear are the sounds of the ocean and birds chirping. You might very well also meet one or two of the residential seals on your way! Before you head out, your friendly and experienced guide will start by getting you geared up. You can expect top-notch equipment and gear which include a life jacket, dry suit, thermal undersuit, shoes, and gloves as well as a fully equipped fishing kayak.         If you haven't done any kayaking or fishing before there is no need to worry, your guide will go through all the basics with you and also teach you the right techniques. You will then receive a safety demonstration from your guide who will ensure everybody is confident before heading to sea. Your guide, Garðar is a local and knows the area like the back of his hand. He’s been fishing since he was a little boy and knows precisely where to take you to catch the big ones! The most common fish in this area is cod, and this is a "catch and release" tour. After the tour, you can relax on nearby decking as you enjoy the view and a warm complimentary refreshment. Don´t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the famous Mt. Kirkjufell up close and catch a few fish at the same time! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Sea Angling Tour on Breidafjordur Bay

Come and experience sea angling in Iceland with your own local guide. We offer exciting, quality boat tours from Stykkishólmur, which is located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats and therefore especially suitable for fishing, and general sightseeing on the wide Breiðarfjörður Bay.  The fish we catch is usually cod or pollock, but there is also halibut, ocean perch, haddock and many more. The captain is an experienced local fisherman and knows all the right fishing spots so you can be sure to catch some fish. This tour is suitable for everyone, no age limit and no experience required. We have all the equipment you need for fishing. We got good quality fishing rods so you will feel like a real pro and we will teach you how to handle the rod, and assist you throughout the journey. During the tour there is a real good chance to see puffins and many other seabirds. You can also enjoy the beautiful view of the islands and mountains, and if you are lucky, you might see minke whales and dolphins that frequent the area.  The fishing tour takes about 2 hours, the fishing spots are very close to town, so we don't have to spend much time in sailing. We only take a limited number of people on for each departure just so everyone can get the best possible service as possible. We put ambition in offering excellent personal service for everyone. After the tour the captain will fillet the fish for you so you can take the catch with you to cook if you have access to a kitchen. Some of the restaurants in town can take the fish and prepare it for you for a reasonable price, but it is necessary for you to check availability before. Our ticket office is in a small cabin at the harbour, it is good to be there about 15-20 min before. It is always better to bring warm clothes, weather can change quickly in Iceland especially on the ocean.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Three Day North Iceland Tour to Hrisey Island

Join this three-day tour to witness many incredible locations in Iceland, including the little known Hrísey Island. This Super Jeep excursion is perfect for those who love adventure and sightseeing; seeking a personal, unique experience, with particular appeal to those who love fishing and whale watching. The tour begins in Reykjavík, where you are picked up in your Super Jeep, a modified and powerful vehicle that promises to let you travel over any terrain and keep your group size small. You will then drive to the North of Iceland, stopping at many awe-inspiring sites along the way, before taking the ferry to Hrísey Island where your dinner and accommodation awaits. On the boat journey over there, you have an excellent chance of seeing whales and dolphins in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Many species of whale reside here, including Fin whales and White-beaked dolphins.  On day two, you will explore the picturesque island further. Hrísey is naturally beautiful, culturally isolated, and little travelled, providing you with a unique and rewarding experience. In the afternoon, those who love fishing can take a sea angling tour, while those not interested can return to North Iceland to tour the amazing sites of Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Waterfall. On your third day, you will return to Reykjavík via the Highlands, where you'll have an opportunity to bathe in the natural hot springs at Hveravellir. You also will have the opportunity to see two of Iceland's most famous sites, Gullfoss and Geysir, belonging to the famed Golden Circle sightseeing route. Book now to save your seat on this three-day tour of Iceland's major sites, to witness the village life on Hrísey Island and enjoy the bounties of the ocean. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
3days
Available:
All year
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Experience a Private Island in the Glacial River Þjórsá

Get close to unspoiled nature and participate in island life by visiting the private island Traustholtshólmi in the glacial river Þjórsá—a place of stunning beauty, untouched by modern development. Participate in catching wild salmon in a net in the tradition of local farmers and experience the sustainable and restricted island in the wide and historic Þjórsá river. The owner and inhabitant of Traustholtshólmi, Hákon, and his sheepdog Skuggi will welcome you to the island. Hákon spent his summers on the island while growing up and is now following his dream to build a sustainable and eco-friendly space using off the grid solutions. Hákon will ferry guests over the river to the island. There the group will go check the nets and take in the catch of the day. After the excitement of catching the salmon, you go on a tour where Hákon will tell you about the life and history of the island and its surroundings, spanning all the way from the first settlers of Iceland. A bonfire will be lit and wooden coals prepared for the grill. You'll enjoy a three-course meal which includes the wild salmon and homegrown herbs and vegetables. Sharing stories by the fire is a great way to end the day. Tailored to both personal preferences and every group’s individual dynamic, each visit is sure to be special and every visitor is free to go and explore the island on his own. Come lie in the tall grasses and experience the true sense of seclusion and peacefulness that Traustholtshólmi has to offer. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Whale Watching & Sea Angling Tour

Come aboard the largest whale watching boat in Iceland for an unforgettable afternoon at sea! This fun-filled tour is for anyone who loves animals, is looking forward to experiencing more of Iceland’s natural world, or those who want to feel the wind in their face as you take off on a grand adventure. The tour is a combination tour that includes both a whale watching tour and a sea-angling tour. For both tours you can choose between our two whale watching boats: The Andrea, the larger vessel, has a large viewing deck with educational and interactive activities to share fascinating facts with you and your family about the creatures who visit our harbor area. The most common whales and marine animals sighted in Faxaflói bay are minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. A full-service cafeteria is also ready to serve, allowing you to relax in comfort as you look out over the waves or scan the nearby cliffs for the distinctive orange beaks of the puffins. If you’re looking for something to give you more zip in your trip, the express tour offers a fast, fun and adventurous tour sailing on a fast cruising boat from Reykjavik harbour. We can assure your safety and comfort, both inside the cabin and out on deck, during your time at sea with us. This also means that we are able to get you to the whales in much less time, fitting this enjoyable experience into your busy schedule when visiting Iceland. The sea angling is suitable for all ages and is an important experience for Icelanders, as a majority of our food and wealth in the past derived from our ability to fish. The boats are well-equipped with fishing rods and waterproof jackets for those who want to try, and provide a fun afternoon for experienced fishermen or beginners who want to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a fishing rod in their hand. Note that the whale watching and sea angling are two separate tours, and you don’t have to do both in one day. The boat will depart for a 3-hour whale watching tour, return to harbor for a break and then later head back to sea for a 3-hour sea angling tour. Don't miss fun for the whole family out in the bay! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
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Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Sea Angling from Husavik | Catch Your Own Meal

Catch yourself your own meal with this sea-angling tour from the northern town of Húsavík. This trip should not be missed by avid anglers who want to surround themselves with beautiful nature. This tour begins when you find your sea angling vessel at Húsavík Harbour. Here, you will put on some overalls, board, and set out into the beautiful Skjálfandi Bay. All equipment needed for you to hook yourself up your dinner will be provided for you. Skjálfandi bay is surrounded by beautiful mountains and cliffs and dotted with many islands. These are home to many species of bird, including puffins from May to August, which you will see circling overhead, diving in the water, or resting on its surface. It is better known, however, for its whale-life. Although you will not actively seek out the marine mammals that live here, Húsavík is the whale-watching capital of Europe. It is, therefore, more than possible that you will spot a resident Humpback Whale, or a pod of White-Beaked Dolphins, alongside over twenty more less common species. As soon as you reach your fishing spot, you’ll cast your line, and wait patiently, admiring the beautiful surroundings. This bay is full of life, so it will not be long before you hook up a fish; the tour has, in fact, a 100% catch guarantee! The main species found on sea-angling tours from Iceland are catfish, cod, haddock and mackerel. Your captain can fillet this for you at the end of the tour, so you can either take it home and cook it yourself or bring it to a local restaurant and let a talented chef do the hard work. Enjoy the beauty and bounties of Skjálfandi Bay on this sea-angling tour from Húsavík. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Sea Angling Experience | From Reykjavík

Reel in your excitement and join this sea angling tour setting out from the heart of Iceland's charming capital. No matter if you are a first-timer or an experienced angler, this fishing tour is fun for everyone and a fantastic addition to your Iceland adventure.  Since the harbour is conveniently located right in the centre of the capital, your tour begins on location, where you will meet up with your local and friendly guides at Vesturbugt harbour, next to the VIKIN maritime museum at Grandagarður.  Travel by a traditional oak boat into the magnificent bay of Faxaflói. As you set out to the open seas, you will be taken to the best fishing grounds the bay has to offer and get briefed on the best inside-techniques of catching the multitude of fish that reside in these scenic waters.  Onboard, you’ll be provided with all the fishing equipment needed, such as rod and bait, as well as a protective clothing if needed. Then, there is nothing left for you to do but cast your line and hope the fish will bite! The species most commonly caught in these waters are catfish, cod, haddock, mackerel and pollock. Of course, what you catch is yours to keep, meaning you might just get a great meal out of the tour. As an added bonus, the crew will panfry a taste of your catch on board, paired with some potatoes and homemade sauce! The scenery visible from the deck is also astounding, consisting of majestic mountains and idyllic islands, as well as a scenic coastal view of the city of Reykjavík, and if your lucky, you may even get a chance to see some Puffins (May-August)! Breathe in the fresh ocean air and revitalise your spirits, as you try your luck in reeling your catch of the day.  Don’t hesitate in booking this Reykjavík fishing tour now for a fun experience in Iceland’s open waters. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5.0
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Fishing in the Westfjords | Dine on Your Catch

Go fishing in the Westfjords, and finish up your day with a two-course meal at a fantastic local restaurant. This tour should not be missed by avid anglers looking to enjoy one of Iceland’s least visited regions. This tour begins in Bíldudalur; many visitors to this area will at least pass through here, as it is close to incredible attractions such as the Látrabjarg birdwatching cliffs and Dynjandi waterfall. Here, you will meet your guides, who have all your fishing gear waiting for you on the docked boat. As soon as your group has boarded, you’ll depart from the harbour into one of the glorious fjords in the region. The waters of the Westfjords are bountiful with fish, so you will only need to travel for fifteen minutes to reach your angling destination. Once there, you can cast off, and enjoy the amazing surrounding landscapes, of beautiful mountains and glistening ocean. You are also likely to see diverse wildlife, particularly regarding seabirds; many species nest in the surrounding cliffs, including puffins from May to September. Although there is no guarantee, you may also see some marine mammals. Seals frequent the waters, as do species such as Humpback Whales, Harbour Porpoises and White-Beaked Dolphins. There are many types of fish you may hook up, including cod and haddock. Fishing has been the lifeblood of this region for centuries, so you are almost certain to catch something, allowing for some excellent photo opportunities. To put the cherry on top of the day, the skipper will prepare for you a delicious meal aboard.  Experience fishing in the Westfjords and enjoy a fresh meal by booking this tour now. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Westfjords Sea Angling | Boat & Fishing Tour

Join this fantastic sea angling tour off the coasts of the Westfjords and you too can experience the most authentic of all Icelandic experiences—fishing! This is the perfect experience for passionate anglers, and for those looking to appreciate the diverse landscapes of the Westfjords for an ocean-vantage point.  All around Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords, you can find rich fishing grounds, perfect for the aspiring angler. Beginning at the village harbour in Bíldudalur, you will cruise out into the ocean for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, or until the captain has found the right spot. Typically, the sea angling tour sets off in the morning hours or in the evening. This is because these times boast the best conditions for fishing. There are a number of fish species abundant in the Icelandic waters. You will almost certainly have the opportunity to catch Atlantic Cod, Haddock and Trout, among other species. Whatever you hook will make a fine meal as the boat captain begins to make preparations for cooking the catch of the day. The tour is approximately 1-2 hours. Other departure times can, of course, be arranged and tailored to your requirements, though this must be organised in advance alongside your reservation. If you're not looking to partake in the fishing segment of the tour, you are always free to relax on the boat, soaking up the incredible landscapes of the southern side of the Westfjords.  The boat in question is recently modified, very stable and equipped with rods and angles. If you have any question regarding fishing tips, the Westfjords or other fun activities in the area, your captain will be on hand the whole way. With that in mind, there should be no reason not to make a catch! Hurry now and you too can experience the joys of fishing off the picturesque Westfjords. Check the availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Rent a Rod | 1 Hour Reykjavik Harbour Angling

Go fishing off of Reykjavík's Old Harbour, and catch yourself some dinner, by renting a rod. This adventure is perfect for those looking to have a classic fishing experience in the capital of Iceland. Renting a rod and fishing from Reykjavík's shores could not be easier. The office is at the city's Old Harbour, near the famous Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. Many visitors to Iceland will visit this site as it is where whale-watching and puffin-watching tours depart from. It is also within an easy five-minute walk from the downtown area. You can rent a rod for an hour at a time for a very humble price, which you can share with your group or have for yourself. You simply have to walk a hundred metres or so to the end of the pier, where you can cast off your line and try your luck. As you wait for your catch to take the bite, you can admire the surrounding scenery. From your vantage point, you will have beautiful views over the capital city, being able to see wonderful landmarks such as Hallgrímskirkja church, which dominates the skyline. In terms of natural sites, you will be able to look across Faxaflói Bay and see Mount Esjan. In clear weather, you should also be able to see the Reykjanes Peninsula, with its many volcanoes, and in excellent weather, you could even see the distant Snæfellsnes Peninsula. In terms of what fish you might catch, the most frequent are cod, catfish and wolffish. You are welcome to release them back, take them home to cook yourself, or else take them to one of the nearby seafood restaurants, where, for a price, a chef will prepare it for you. Enjoy the city of Reykjavík in a serene way by renting a rod and fishing off the Old Harbour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Volcano Fishing in the Highlands | Guided Tour

Don't miss out on this hot fishing action with a fantastic Volcano Fishing tour in the great lakes of the south-east Icelandic Highlands. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience angling in Iceland combined with some incredible panoramic scenery. Your day will begin by being picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital, Reykjavík before you are driven down the scenic South Coast route toward the highlands. You will be fishing in the sublime Icelandic highlands, known for their kaleidoscopic hillsides, steaming hot pools and the fantastic hiking trails of Landmannalaugar ("The Pools of the People").  To begin with, however, you will be focusing on the fishing at Frostastaðavatn, a lake found just nearby to Hekla volcano. This lake is one of the best fishing areas in the highlands, surrounded by incredible views of pink glaciers, rumbling rivers and smooth mountain slopes. Even if you've never been fishing before, fear not, for your guide will be on hand every step of the way to help you with the process, as well as offering tips and providing all of the necessary fishing equipment.  You will be fishing primarily for Brown Trout and Arctic Char, two of the most common fish species in Iceland. A variety of techniques may be required to ensure a catch, from patient waiting on the riverside to fully wading into the water.  At the very end of your trip, you will conclude your experience with an unforgettable swim in one of the hot pools that makes Landmannalaugar so famous! When you have soaked to satisfaction, you will begin to make the return journey back to Reykjavík. So don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can try your hand at some volcanic fishing in the gorgeous Icelandic highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Lake and River Fishing in Iceland | Angling Tour

Grab your tackle with this exciting angling tour fishing the rivers and lakes of Iceland. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners to the sport, as well as those passionate and experienced anglers looking to bag a new catch! You will first be picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík, before being driven to a river or lake within an hour's drive. In the designated fishing spots, participants are allowed to partake in fishing with fly rods, bait fishing and spinning. Upon arriving at the river or lake, your experienced fishing guide will give you a rundown on the location, as well as provide some handy tips for catching your first fish. In Iceland's river systems, the most common type of catch is Brown Trout and Arctic Char; your guides will know the best spots and methods for catching these tricky species, so make sure to listen hard to the advice given. Your guide will also provide all of the necessary equipment, thus making your tour that much easier. It is permitted to bring fishing gear into the country if you are planning on partaking in lots of angling in Iceland, but the equipment must first be sanitised. This can be done at extra cost at Keflavík International Airport. When you're finally kitted out, it's time for the activity of the day; fishing! Fishermen from across the world over will tell you that half of the experience is the solitude and quietude of the surrounding nature; in that vein, there can be no better country on earth as Iceland. Whilst waiting for a bite, you can revel in the gorgeous surrounding countryside, the distant mountains and the lush hillsides.  Don't miss out on your chance to reel in the catch of the day with this fabulous tour fishing the lakes and rivers of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.  
4.0
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Duration:
8hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour

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. 

Duration:
9hours
Available:
Aug. - Oct.
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The Golden Circle Value Tour | Fishing & Sightseeing

Join this fantastic tour combining the major highlights of the Golden Circle sightseeing route with a spot of angling in Iceland's lakes and rivers. This tour is perfect for fishing enthusiasts who are also looking to experience three of the country's biggest visitor attractions. Þingvellir National Park is your first stop of the day; it is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Iceland due to its aesthetic beauty, geological makeup and cultural heritage. Here, you will observe the North American and Eurasian tectonic exposed from the earth, as well as the dried volcanic fields, covered with a blanket of Icelandic moss. This is the site where the world's first democratically parliament in 930 AD.  From Þingvellir, you will head to lake Laugarvatn and River Holáa where you will try to catch Arctic Char and Brown Trout. Your experienced guide will provide you with all of the necessary equipment, as well as offer guidance on how best to go about catching your fish.  Next up is Haukadalur Geothermal Valley, home to smoking fumaroles, cauldrons of bubbling mud and, of course, the major hot spring, Strokkur. Unlike its dormant cousin, Geysir, Stokkur will erupt every five minutes or so, putting on an amazing visual spectacle for the valley's visitors. Your final stop on the Golden Circle tour is the "Golden Falls", Gullfoss, a powerful feature that demonstrates the sheer ferocity of Iceland's water. The cascade drops 32 m over two rocky steps into a dramatic canyon, presenting amazing photographic opportunities.  On your way back to Reykjavik, if we have time we will stop at a few other popular sights, depending on what time allows. One great thing about this tour is it allows you to customize the schedule so it meets your requirements.  So don't delay any longer! Hurry now so you too can experience the highly popular Golden Circle sightseeing route with the added bonus of angling the country's waterways. Check availability by choosing a date.  

Duration:
9.5hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Sea Angling Trip from Reykjavik Harbour

Reel in your travel experience in Iceland by embarking on a sea angling adventure from Reykjavík’s harbour. If you want to enjoy the spectacular views of Faxaflói Bay, armed with a fishing rod in your hand, this is the excursion for you.  Your tour begins in Ægisgarður at the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital, conveniently located right in the city centre. There, you will meet with your friendly, local guide, and prepare to set sail to the bay of Faxaflói, the primary source of nourishment to the inhabitants of Reykjavík since its establishment.  The views in these waters include Mt. Esja, Viðey Island, Kollafjörður Bay, the Akranes peninsula, and even the summit of Snæfellsjökull Glacier on clear days. See the Reykjavík shoreline lull past you on your boat ride, as you gear up and set the bait, casting your fishing rod into the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean.  The fish most commonly caught in these waters are cod, haddock, catfish and pollock. If you are an experienced angler, you are in for a treat, and even if you don’t possess a background in fishing or angling, you are sure to enjoy your fantastic surroundings while trying your luck in Iceland’s oldest, most essential sport.  Your experienced guides will provide you with all the help you might need in throwing your line in the water, as well as answering all questions you might have of the nature and wildlife you will encounter on your journey. Many seabirds feed in the area, so if you are an avid bird watcher, don’t forget your camera.  As the boat gets ready to return you to the docks, your guides will make use of the cooking facilities onboard and allow you to taste the catch of the day. Enjoy the fresh cuisine with the rest of your travel companions, before making your way back to the harbour and enjoying the rest of your day in the city centre of Reykjavík. Book this tour now for a fun-filled day fishing by the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.9
9 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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At Nature's Heart | Overnight stay at Traustholtsholmi Island

Spend a night in unspoilt nature and experience the stunning beauty of the private island of Traustholtshólmi. Taste fresh salmon from the river, sit around the firepit and enjoy life far away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.  The island is untouched by any modern development and is economically self-sustained, so this is the perfect off-the-grid experience. The only building on the island is an old, renovated stone hut, but you will stay in a specially made Mongolian yurt. It will give your stay an adventurous feel even though all amenities are on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The island's only inhabitants, Hákon and his sheepdog Skuggi, will be your guides. They will welcome you as they ferry you across the river to enter this green paradise. Since boyhood, Hákon has spent his summers on the island and he is now offering you to partake in the relaxing island life. After settling in your yurt, you will get a chance to explore the area. Hákon will then take you to the shores to check the fishing net, to see if your dinner has been caught. The first thing on the menu will be salmon sashimi, freshly caught, with soy or lemon.  Hákon will lead you on a short walk around the island, recounting its history, telling tales of life on the island and of the land that surrounds you, from early settlement to modernity. During the walk, you'll help prepare for dinner by picking herbs and vegetables fresh from the ground.   When you return to camp, a bonfire will be lit, and your dinner of local vegetables and the newly caught salmon seasoned with wild herbs from the island will be served. Nothing beats eating out under the open sky, except perhaps eating inside a Mongolian yurt, if the sky turns unfavourable. Sweet treats and coffee will follow, along with stories by the fire and stargazing. On dark nights in the autumn, the northern lights might make an appearance as you sit outside by the crackling firepit. During the summer, you will be surrounded by the midnight sun, listening to the gentle evening songs of birds before turning in for the night in your comfortable and spacious yurt.   Get in touch with nature and enjoy life on this overnight stay at Traustholtshólmi island. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Duration:
18hours
Available:
All year
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Mountain Fishing Adventure

Join this exciting day tour combining mountain fishing, hiking and a boat trip, culminating in a grilled meal surrounded by the gorgeous Icelandic countryside. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those travellers looking to mix up their activity during their few days in Iceland. You will begin your day by being up from your accommodation in Iceland's charming capital city, Reykjavík, from where you will travel approximately twenty-five minutes to Lake Geldinatjörn. Geldinatjörn is situated in a private area of Mosfell Valley, ensuring peace, quiet and privacy while you're fishing your Brown Trout. So be patient, stay calm, and wait for a bite!  Whether you be an experienced angler or a newcomer to the sport of fishing, you will find Lake Geldinatjörn easily accessible. Your friendly, experienced and highly knowledgeable angling guide will be sure to take you step by step through the process, as well as provide all necessary fishing equipment. Be aware that a private guide comes at an added cost, and you will be fishing from a boat and the shoreline on the lake. For those who would prefer to skip the fishing section of the tour, you can still embrace the day by taking a short hike through some gorgeous countryside to the picturesque waterfall, Helgufoss. Passing through rocky canyons and lush hillsides, you are sure to find the diverse landscape breathtaking. Helgufoss is particularly distinctive for the large rock that interrupts the cascading the water, thus creating a strange archway effect. Make sure not to forget your camera!  The trip will conclude with an exceptional organic grilled meal in the countryside, the perfect finale to a day of mountainous lake fishing. So don't hesitate any longer!  Book now to see what you might hook with this fantastic and diverse fishing trip at Lake Geldingatjorn. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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Fishing Tours

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, fishing tours take you to Iceland's rivers, lakes and oceans where an abundance of fish thrive in astonishing natural settings.

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Whether you are a beginner or an expert, fishing tours take you to Iceland's rivers, lakes and oceans where an abundance of fish thrive in astonishing natural settings.
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Snaefellsnes Sea-angling and Birdwatching

Come aboard a traditional oak schooner and embark on a voyage of Breiðafjörður Bay. Experience the pristine Icelandic nature and try your hand at sea-angling on this fun-filled fishing tour. This is the perfect tour for those who want to see Iceland’s rich wildlife and get a taste of the country.  You will set sail from the town of Grundarfjörður and head out to the waters of Breiðafjörður Bay. This wide bay is encircled by mighty mountains, including the famous glacier Snæfellsjökull. Breiðafjörður has a breathtaking land and seascape consisting of small fjords and bays, shallow seas and around 3,000 islands, islets and skerries.  You will head on out to one of those islands; the uninhabited and protected island of Melrakkaey, situated at the mouth of Grundarfjörður bay. The island is the home of several species of nesting birds, mainly eiders, shags, cormorants, glaucous gulls and puffins. While the island’s west side is flat, the north, east and south sides are comprised of jagged basalt rock columns. Before you head back to land, you’ll get to have a go at sea-angling and feel the thrill of the chase as you reel in your dinner. The boats are well equipped with fishing rods, and your expert guide will show you the all best tricks to catch a big one.  You will get to keep whatever you fish, and there are several things you can do with it. If you don’t want it, just throw it back in the ocean; otherwise, if you want to save it, you can take it back to your hotel. You can also head on out to the harbour café where the staff can prepare a nice dinner out of it, for the freshest meal of your life. Don’t hesitate, book this tour and enjoy the great Icelandic nature. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Kayak Fishing Adventure by Mt. Kirkjufell

Embark on a unique kayaking tour at the roots of the magnificent Mount Kirkjufell which not only promises beautiful landscape views from the water but also the chance to catch a fish! This adventure is a must do for all nature and fishing lovers visiting Iceland and the perfect voyage to take while visiting the stunning Snaefellsnes peninsula. The combination of fishing and kayaking is rarely offered on tours, so this is your exclusive opportunity to enjoy both activities alongside sightseeing for a day to remember. It’s probably hard to get any more in touch with nature than when paddling through the calm sea with your fishing rod, and all you can hear are the sounds of the ocean and birds chirping. You might very well also meet one or two of the residential seals on your way! Before you head out, your friendly and experienced guide will start by getting you geared up. You can expect top-notch equipment and gear which include a life jacket, dry suit, thermal undersuit, shoes, and gloves as well as a fully equipped fishing kayak.         If you haven't done any kayaking or fishing before there is no need to worry, your guide will go through all the basics with you and also teach you the right techniques. You will then receive a safety demonstration from your guide who will ensure everybody is confident before heading to sea. Your guide, Garðar is a local and knows the area like the back of his hand. He’s been fishing since he was a little boy and knows precisely where to take you to catch the big ones! The most common fish in this area is cod, and this is a "catch and release" tour. After the tour, you can relax on nearby decking as you enjoy the view and a warm complimentary refreshment. Don´t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the famous Mt. Kirkjufell up close and catch a few fish at the same time! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Sea Angling Tour on Breidafjordur Bay

Come and experience sea angling in Iceland with your own local guide. We offer exciting, quality boat tours from Stykkishólmur, which is located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats and therefore especially suitable for fishing, and general sightseeing on the wide Breiðarfjörður Bay.  The fish we catch is usually cod or pollock, but there is also halibut, ocean perch, haddock and many more. The captain is an experienced local fisherman and knows all the right fishing spots so you can be sure to catch some fish. This tour is suitable for everyone, no age limit and no experience required. We have all the equipment you need for fishing. We got good quality fishing rods so you will feel like a real pro and we will teach you how to handle the rod, and assist you throughout the journey. During the tour there is a real good chance to see puffins and many other seabirds. You can also enjoy the beautiful view of the islands and mountains, and if you are lucky, you might see minke whales and dolphins that frequent the area.  The fishing tour takes about 2 hours, the fishing spots are very close to town, so we don't have to spend much time in sailing. We only take a limited number of people on for each departure just so everyone can get the best possible service as possible. We put ambition in offering excellent personal service for everyone. After the tour the captain will fillet the fish for you so you can take the catch with you to cook if you have access to a kitchen. Some of the restaurants in town can take the fish and prepare it for you for a reasonable price, but it is necessary for you to check availability before. Our ticket office is in a small cabin at the harbour, it is good to be there about 15-20 min before. It is always better to bring warm clothes, weather can change quickly in Iceland especially on the ocean.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Three Day North Iceland Tour to Hrisey Island

Join this three-day tour to witness many incredible locations in Iceland, including the little known Hrísey Island. This Super Jeep excursion is perfect for those who love adventure and sightseeing; seeking a personal, unique experience, with particular appeal to those who love fishing and whale watching. The tour begins in Reykjavík, where you are picked up in your Super Jeep, a modified and powerful vehicle that promises to let you travel over any terrain and keep your group size small. You will then drive to the North of Iceland, stopping at many awe-inspiring sites along the way, before taking the ferry to Hrísey Island where your dinner and accommodation awaits. On the boat journey over there, you have an excellent chance of seeing whales and dolphins in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Many species of whale reside here, including Fin whales and White-beaked dolphins.  On day two, you will explore the picturesque island further. Hrísey is naturally beautiful, culturally isolated, and little travelled, providing you with a unique and rewarding experience. In the afternoon, those who love fishing can take a sea angling tour, while those not interested can return to North Iceland to tour the amazing sites of Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Waterfall. On your third day, you will return to Reykjavík via the Highlands, where you'll have an opportunity to bathe in the natural hot springs at Hveravellir. You also will have the opportunity to see two of Iceland's most famous sites, Gullfoss and Geysir, belonging to the famed Golden Circle sightseeing route. Book now to save your seat on this three-day tour of Iceland's major sites, to witness the village life on Hrísey Island and enjoy the bounties of the ocean. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
3days
Available:
All year
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Experience a Private Island in the Glacial River Þjórsá

Get close to unspoiled nature and participate in island life by visiting the private island Traustholtshólmi in the glacial river Þjórsá—a place of stunning beauty, untouched by modern development. Participate in catching wild salmon in a net in the tradition of local farmers and experience the sustainable and restricted island in the wide and historic Þjórsá river. The owner and inhabitant of Traustholtshólmi, Hákon, and his sheepdog Skuggi will welcome you to the island. Hákon spent his summers on the island while growing up and is now following his dream to build a sustainable and eco-friendly space using off the grid solutions. Hákon will ferry guests over the river to the island. There the group will go check the nets and take in the catch of the day. After the excitement of catching the salmon, you go on a tour where Hákon will tell you about the life and history of the island and its surroundings, spanning all the way from the first settlers of Iceland. A bonfire will be lit and wooden coals prepared for the grill. You'll enjoy a three-course meal which includes the wild salmon and homegrown herbs and vegetables. Sharing stories by the fire is a great way to end the day. Tailored to both personal preferences and every group’s individual dynamic, each visit is sure to be special and every visitor is free to go and explore the island on his own. Come lie in the tall grasses and experience the true sense of seclusion and peacefulness that Traustholtshólmi has to offer. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Whale Watching & Sea Angling Tour

Come aboard the largest whale watching boat in Iceland for an unforgettable afternoon at sea! This fun-filled tour is for anyone who loves animals, is looking forward to experiencing more of Iceland’s natural world, or those who want to feel the wind in their face as you take off on a grand adventure. The tour is a combination tour that includes both a whale watching tour and a sea-angling tour. For both tours you can choose between our two whale watching boats: The Andrea, the larger vessel, has a large viewing deck with educational and interactive activities to share fascinating facts with you and your family about the creatures who visit our harbor area. The most common whales and marine animals sighted in Faxaflói bay are minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. A full-service cafeteria is also ready to serve, allowing you to relax in comfort as you look out over the waves or scan the nearby cliffs for the distinctive orange beaks of the puffins. If you’re looking for something to give you more zip in your trip, the express tour offers a fast, fun and adventurous tour sailing on a fast cruising boat from Reykjavik harbour. We can assure your safety and comfort, both inside the cabin and out on deck, during your time at sea with us. This also means that we are able to get you to the whales in much less time, fitting this enjoyable experience into your busy schedule when visiting Iceland. The sea angling is suitable for all ages and is an important experience for Icelanders, as a majority of our food and wealth in the past derived from our ability to fish. The boats are well-equipped with fishing rods and waterproof jackets for those who want to try, and provide a fun afternoon for experienced fishermen or beginners who want to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a fishing rod in their hand. Note that the whale watching and sea angling are two separate tours, and you don’t have to do both in one day. The boat will depart for a 3-hour whale watching tour, return to harbor for a break and then later head back to sea for a 3-hour sea angling tour. Don't miss fun for the whole family out in the bay! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Sea Angling from Husavik | Catch Your Own Meal

Catch yourself your own meal with this sea-angling tour from the northern town of Húsavík. This trip should not be missed by avid anglers who want to surround themselves with beautiful nature. This tour begins when you find your sea angling vessel at Húsavík Harbour. Here, you will put on some overalls, board, and set out into the beautiful Skjálfandi Bay. All equipment needed for you to hook yourself up your dinner will be provided for you. Skjálfandi bay is surrounded by beautiful mountains and cliffs and dotted with many islands. These are home to many species of bird, including puffins from May to August, which you will see circling overhead, diving in the water, or resting on its surface. It is better known, however, for its whale-life. Although you will not actively seek out the marine mammals that live here, Húsavík is the whale-watching capital of Europe. It is, therefore, more than possible that you will spot a resident Humpback Whale, or a pod of White-Beaked Dolphins, alongside over twenty more less common species. As soon as you reach your fishing spot, you’ll cast your line, and wait patiently, admiring the beautiful surroundings. This bay is full of life, so it will not be long before you hook up a fish; the tour has, in fact, a 100% catch guarantee! The main species found on sea-angling tours from Iceland are catfish, cod, haddock and mackerel. Your captain can fillet this for you at the end of the tour, so you can either take it home and cook it yourself or bring it to a local restaurant and let a talented chef do the hard work. Enjoy the beauty and bounties of Skjálfandi Bay on this sea-angling tour from Húsavík. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Sea Angling Experience | From Reykjavík

Reel in your excitement and join this sea angling tour setting out from the heart of Iceland's charming capital. No matter if you are a first-timer or an experienced angler, this fishing tour is fun for everyone and a fantastic addition to your Iceland adventure.  Since the harbour is conveniently located right in the centre of the capital, your tour begins on location, where you will meet up with your local and friendly guides at Vesturbugt harbour, next to the VIKIN maritime museum at Grandagarður.  Travel by a traditional oak boat into the magnificent bay of Faxaflói. As you set out to the open seas, you will be taken to the best fishing grounds the bay has to offer and get briefed on the best inside-techniques of catching the multitude of fish that reside in these scenic waters.  Onboard, you’ll be provided with all the fishing equipment needed, such as rod and bait, as well as a protective clothing if needed. Then, there is nothing left for you to do but cast your line and hope the fish will bite! The species most commonly caught in these waters are catfish, cod, haddock, mackerel and pollock. Of course, what you catch is yours to keep, meaning you might just get a great meal out of the tour. As an added bonus, the crew will panfry a taste of your catch on board, paired with some potatoes and homemade sauce! The scenery visible from the deck is also astounding, consisting of majestic mountains and idyllic islands, as well as a scenic coastal view of the city of Reykjavík, and if your lucky, you may even get a chance to see some Puffins (May-August)! Breathe in the fresh ocean air and revitalise your spirits, as you try your luck in reeling your catch of the day.  Don’t hesitate in booking this Reykjavík fishing tour now for a fun experience in Iceland’s open waters. Check availability by choosing a date. 
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Fishing in the Westfjords | Dine on Your Catch

Go fishing in the Westfjords, and finish up your day with a two-course meal at a fantastic local restaurant. This tour should not be missed by avid anglers looking to enjoy one of Iceland’s least visited regions. This tour begins in Bíldudalur; many visitors to this area will at least pass through here, as it is close to incredible attractions such as the Látrabjarg birdwatching cliffs and Dynjandi waterfall. Here, you will meet your guides, who have all your fishing gear waiting for you on the docked boat. As soon as your group has boarded, you’ll depart from the harbour into one of the glorious fjords in the region. The waters of the Westfjords are bountiful with fish, so you will only need to travel for fifteen minutes to reach your angling destination. Once there, you can cast off, and enjoy the amazing surrounding landscapes, of beautiful mountains and glistening ocean. You are also likely to see diverse wildlife, particularly regarding seabirds; many species nest in the surrounding cliffs, including puffins from May to September. Although there is no guarantee, you may also see some marine mammals. Seals frequent the waters, as do species such as Humpback Whales, Harbour Porpoises and White-Beaked Dolphins. There are many types of fish you may hook up, including cod and haddock. Fishing has been the lifeblood of this region for centuries, so you are almost certain to catch something, allowing for some excellent photo opportunities. To put the cherry on top of the day, the skipper will prepare for you a delicious meal aboard.  Experience fishing in the Westfjords and enjoy a fresh meal by booking this tour now. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Westfjords Sea Angling | Boat & Fishing Tour

Join this fantastic sea angling tour off the coasts of the Westfjords and you too can experience the most authentic of all Icelandic experiences—fishing! This is the perfect experience for passionate anglers, and for those looking to appreciate the diverse landscapes of the Westfjords for an ocean-vantage point.  All around Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords, you can find rich fishing grounds, perfect for the aspiring angler. Beginning at the village harbour in Bíldudalur, you will cruise out into the ocean for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, or until the captain has found the right spot. Typically, the sea angling tour sets off in the morning hours or in the evening. This is because these times boast the best conditions for fishing. There are a number of fish species abundant in the Icelandic waters. You will almost certainly have the opportunity to catch Atlantic Cod, Haddock and Trout, among other species. Whatever you hook will make a fine meal as the boat captain begins to make preparations for cooking the catch of the day. The tour is approximately 1-2 hours. Other departure times can, of course, be arranged and tailored to your requirements, though this must be organised in advance alongside your reservation. If you're not looking to partake in the fishing segment of the tour, you are always free to relax on the boat, soaking up the incredible landscapes of the southern side of the Westfjords.  The boat in question is recently modified, very stable and equipped with rods and angles. If you have any question regarding fishing tips, the Westfjords or other fun activities in the area, your captain will be on hand the whole way. With that in mind, there should be no reason not to make a catch! Hurry now and you too can experience the joys of fishing off the picturesque Westfjords. Check the availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Rent a Rod | 1 Hour Reykjavik Harbour Angling

Go fishing off of Reykjavík's Old Harbour, and catch yourself some dinner, by renting a rod. This adventure is perfect for those looking to have a classic fishing experience in the capital of Iceland. Renting a rod and fishing from Reykjavík's shores could not be easier. The office is at the city's Old Harbour, near the famous Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. Many visitors to Iceland will visit this site as it is where whale-watching and puffin-watching tours depart from. It is also within an easy five-minute walk from the downtown area. You can rent a rod for an hour at a time for a very humble price, which you can share with your group or have for yourself. You simply have to walk a hundred metres or so to the end of the pier, where you can cast off your line and try your luck. As you wait for your catch to take the bite, you can admire the surrounding scenery. From your vantage point, you will have beautiful views over the capital city, being able to see wonderful landmarks such as Hallgrímskirkja church, which dominates the skyline. In terms of natural sites, you will be able to look across Faxaflói Bay and see Mount Esjan. In clear weather, you should also be able to see the Reykjanes Peninsula, with its many volcanoes, and in excellent weather, you could even see the distant Snæfellsnes Peninsula. In terms of what fish you might catch, the most frequent are cod, catfish and wolffish. You are welcome to release them back, take them home to cook yourself, or else take them to one of the nearby seafood restaurants, where, for a price, a chef will prepare it for you. Enjoy the city of Reykjavík in a serene way by renting a rod and fishing off the Old Harbour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Volcano Fishing in the Highlands | Guided Tour

Don't miss out on this hot fishing action with a fantastic Volcano Fishing tour in the great lakes of the south-east Icelandic Highlands. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience angling in Iceland combined with some incredible panoramic scenery. Your day will begin by being picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital, Reykjavík before you are driven down the scenic South Coast route toward the highlands. You will be fishing in the sublime Icelandic highlands, known for their kaleidoscopic hillsides, steaming hot pools and the fantastic hiking trails of Landmannalaugar ("The Pools of the People").  To begin with, however, you will be focusing on the fishing at Frostastaðavatn, a lake found just nearby to Hekla volcano. This lake is one of the best fishing areas in the highlands, surrounded by incredible views of pink glaciers, rumbling rivers and smooth mountain slopes. Even if you've never been fishing before, fear not, for your guide will be on hand every step of the way to help you with the process, as well as offering tips and providing all of the necessary fishing equipment.  You will be fishing primarily for Brown Trout and Arctic Char, two of the most common fish species in Iceland. A variety of techniques may be required to ensure a catch, from patient waiting on the riverside to fully wading into the water.  At the very end of your trip, you will conclude your experience with an unforgettable swim in one of the hot pools that makes Landmannalaugar so famous! When you have soaked to satisfaction, you will begin to make the return journey back to Reykjavík. So don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can try your hand at some volcanic fishing in the gorgeous Icelandic highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Lake and River Fishing in Iceland | Angling Tour

Grab your tackle with this exciting angling tour fishing the rivers and lakes of Iceland. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners to the sport, as well as those passionate and experienced anglers looking to bag a new catch! You will first be picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík, before being driven to a river or lake within an hour's drive. In the designated fishing spots, participants are allowed to partake in fishing with fly rods, bait fishing and spinning. Upon arriving at the river or lake, your experienced fishing guide will give you a rundown on the location, as well as provide some handy tips for catching your first fish. In Iceland's river systems, the most common type of catch is Brown Trout and Arctic Char; your guides will know the best spots and methods for catching these tricky species, so make sure to listen hard to the advice given. Your guide will also provide all of the necessary equipment, thus making your tour that much easier. It is permitted to bring fishing gear into the country if you are planning on partaking in lots of angling in Iceland, but the equipment must first be sanitised. This can be done at extra cost at Keflavík International Airport. When you're finally kitted out, it's time for the activity of the day; fishing! Fishermen from across the world over will tell you that half of the experience is the solitude and quietude of the surrounding nature; in that vein, there can be no better country on earth as Iceland. Whilst waiting for a bite, you can revel in the gorgeous surrounding countryside, the distant mountains and the lush hillsides.  Don't miss out on your chance to reel in the catch of the day with this fabulous tour fishing the lakes and rivers of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.  
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Duration:
8hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour

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. 

Duration:
9hours
Available:
Aug. - Oct.
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The Golden Circle Value Tour | Fishing & Sightseeing

Join this fantastic tour combining the major highlights of the Golden Circle sightseeing route with a spot of angling in Iceland's lakes and rivers. This tour is perfect for fishing enthusiasts who are also looking to experience three of the country's biggest visitor attractions. Þingvellir National Park is your first stop of the day; it is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Iceland due to its aesthetic beauty, geological makeup and cultural heritage. Here, you will observe the North American and Eurasian tectonic exposed from the earth, as well as the dried volcanic fields, covered with a blanket of Icelandic moss. This is the site where the world's first democratically parliament in 930 AD.  From Þingvellir, you will head to lake Laugarvatn and River Holáa where you will try to catch Arctic Char and Brown Trout. Your experienced guide will provide you with all of the necessary equipment, as well as offer guidance on how best to go about catching your fish.  Next up is Haukadalur Geothermal Valley, home to smoking fumaroles, cauldrons of bubbling mud and, of course, the major hot spring, Strokkur. Unlike its dormant cousin, Geysir, Stokkur will erupt every five minutes or so, putting on an amazing visual spectacle for the valley's visitors. Your final stop on the Golden Circle tour is the "Golden Falls", Gullfoss, a powerful feature that demonstrates the sheer ferocity of Iceland's water. The cascade drops 32 m over two rocky steps into a dramatic canyon, presenting amazing photographic opportunities.  On your way back to Reykjavik, if we have time we will stop at a few other popular sights, depending on what time allows. One great thing about this tour is it allows you to customize the schedule so it meets your requirements.  So don't delay any longer! Hurry now so you too can experience the highly popular Golden Circle sightseeing route with the added bonus of angling the country's waterways. Check availability by choosing a date.  

Duration:
9.5hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Sea Angling Trip from Reykjavik Harbour

Reel in your travel experience in Iceland by embarking on a sea angling adventure from Reykjavík’s harbour. If you want to enjoy the spectacular views of Faxaflói Bay, armed with a fishing rod in your hand, this is the excursion for you.  Your tour begins in Ægisgarður at the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital, conveniently located right in the city centre. There, you will meet with your friendly, local guide, and prepare to set sail to the bay of Faxaflói, the primary source of nourishment to the inhabitants of Reykjavík since its establishment.  The views in these waters include Mt. Esja, Viðey Island, Kollafjörður Bay, the Akranes peninsula, and even the summit of Snæfellsjökull Glacier on clear days. See the Reykjavík shoreline lull past you on your boat ride, as you gear up and set the bait, casting your fishing rod into the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean.  The fish most commonly caught in these waters are cod, haddock, catfish and pollock. If you are an experienced angler, you are in for a treat, and even if you don’t possess a background in fishing or angling, you are sure to enjoy your fantastic surroundings while trying your luck in Iceland’s oldest, most essential sport.  Your experienced guides will provide you with all the help you might need in throwing your line in the water, as well as answering all questions you might have of the nature and wildlife you will encounter on your journey. Many seabirds feed in the area, so if you are an avid bird watcher, don’t forget your camera.  As the boat gets ready to return you to the docks, your guides will make use of the cooking facilities onboard and allow you to taste the catch of the day. Enjoy the fresh cuisine with the rest of your travel companions, before making your way back to the harbour and enjoying the rest of your day in the city centre of Reykjavík. Book this tour now for a fun-filled day fishing by the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.9
9 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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At Nature's Heart | Overnight stay at Traustholtsholmi Island

Spend a night in unspoilt nature and experience the stunning beauty of the private island of Traustholtshólmi. Taste fresh salmon from the river, sit around the firepit and enjoy life far away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.  The island is untouched by any modern development and is economically self-sustained, so this is the perfect off-the-grid experience. The only building on the island is an old, renovated stone hut, but you will stay in a specially made Mongolian yurt. It will give your stay an adventurous feel even though all amenities are on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The island's only inhabitants, Hákon and his sheepdog Skuggi, will be your guides. They will welcome you as they ferry you across the river to enter this green paradise. Since boyhood, Hákon has spent his summers on the island and he is now offering you to partake in the relaxing island life. After settling in your yurt, you will get a chance to explore the area. Hákon will then take you to the shores to check the fishing net, to see if your dinner has been caught. The first thing on the menu will be salmon sashimi, freshly caught, with soy or lemon.  Hákon will lead you on a short walk around the island, recounting its history, telling tales of life on the island and of the land that surrounds you, from early settlement to modernity. During the walk, you'll help prepare for dinner by picking herbs and vegetables fresh from the ground.   When you return to camp, a bonfire will be lit, and your dinner of local vegetables and the newly caught salmon seasoned with wild herbs from the island will be served. Nothing beats eating out under the open sky, except perhaps eating inside a Mongolian yurt, if the sky turns unfavourable. Sweet treats and coffee will follow, along with stories by the fire and stargazing. On dark nights in the autumn, the northern lights might make an appearance as you sit outside by the crackling firepit. During the summer, you will be surrounded by the midnight sun, listening to the gentle evening songs of birds before turning in for the night in your comfortable and spacious yurt.   Get in touch with nature and enjoy life on this overnight stay at Traustholtshólmi island. Check availability by choosing a date.

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18hours
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Mountain Fishing Adventure

Join this exciting day tour combining mountain fishing, hiking and a boat trip, culminating in a grilled meal surrounded by the gorgeous Icelandic countryside. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those travellers looking to mix up their activity during their few days in Iceland. You will begin your day by being up from your accommodation in Iceland's charming capital city, Reykjavík, from where you will travel approximately twenty-five minutes to Lake Geldinatjörn. Geldinatjörn is situated in a private area of Mosfell Valley, ensuring peace, quiet and privacy while you're fishing your Brown Trout. So be patient, stay calm, and wait for a bite!  Whether you be an experienced angler or a newcomer to the sport of fishing, you will find Lake Geldinatjörn easily accessible. Your friendly, experienced and highly knowledgeable angling guide will be sure to take you step by step through the process, as well as provide all necessary fishing equipment. Be aware that a private guide comes at an added cost, and you will be fishing from a boat and the shoreline on the lake. For those who would prefer to skip the fishing section of the tour, you can still embrace the day by taking a short hike through some gorgeous countryside to the picturesque waterfall, Helgufoss. Passing through rocky canyons and lush hillsides, you are sure to find the diverse landscape breathtaking. Helgufoss is particularly distinctive for the large rock that interrupts the cascading the water, thus creating a strange archway effect. Make sure not to forget your camera!  The trip will conclude with an exceptional organic grilled meal in the countryside, the perfect finale to a day of mountainous lake fishing. So don't hesitate any longer!  Book now to see what you might hook with this fantastic and diverse fishing trip at Lake Geldingatjorn. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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Duration:
6hours
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Whether you are a beginner or an expert, fishing tours take you to Iceland's rivers, lakes and oceans where an abundance of fish thrive in astonishing natural settings.

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