Fishing Tours

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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Frequently asked questions

What gear should I bring for my fishing trip in Iceland?

You are free to bring whatever equipment you feel you might need fishing in Iceland, but be aware that it must be disinfected at the airport in Keflavik. Waders are an essential piece of kit in Iceland for getting to those tricky spots off the river banks.

Do I need a permit or license for my fishing trip in Iceland?

The best option is to purchase a fishing card, known as the Veidikortid. This allows you access to 35 lakes across the country. The Veidikortid can be purchased at N1 and Olis gas stations throughout Iceland, and also at any fishing supply shop in Iceland. More information on the Veidikortid can be found here.

Can I rent fishing equipment in Iceland?

Yes, there are numerous providers who rent out fishing equipment in Iceland. This saves having to disinfect your equipment upon arrival to Iceland. Contact any fishing shop in Iceland for more information, or contact us at info@guidetoiceland.is with any questions.

What are the most common fish species caught in Iceland?

The most common freshwater fish species caught in Iceland are brown trout, Arctic char, and salmon. Common saltwater species you will encounter fishing in Iceland include cod, haddock, pollock, flounder, and halibut. For more information, see our ultimate guide to fishing in Iceland.

I don't have time to go on a fishing tour. Is there fishing in Reykjavik?

Yes, there is plenty of excellent fishing near Reykjavik. The closest fishing lakes to Iceland’s capital are Lake Hafravatn and Lake Ellidavatn. There is also excellent fishing in Lake Thingvellir, only 40 minutes from the city.

What is the best time to fish in Iceland ?

The best time to fish in Iceland is from April to October. Some lakes and rivers have a shorter season, set by the landowner. April, May, June, and September are best for sea trout fishing, while June, July, and August are best for salmon. Check out the ultimate guide to fishing in Iceland for more information.

What kind of fishing can I do in Iceland?

Fly fishing and lure fishing are the most common ways for individuals to fish in Iceland. Net fishing is strictly prohibited in Iceland, with the exception of a few farmers. The guide on your fishing tour will of course be familiar with all relevant rules and regulations, but you can also contact us at info@guidetoiceland.is with any questions.