Water activity

From Reykjavik: Lake and River Fishing Tour

Water activity

From Reykjavik: Lake and River Fishing Tour

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From US$ 589.77 per person

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This fishing tour from Reykjavik is a private angling tour that is suitable for both beginners and experienced anglers. Fishing for brown trout and Arctic char in the beautiful Icelandic scenery will be an experience you'll always remember.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Enjoy fishing in beautiful Icelandic surroundings
  • Learn new fishing techniques from your guide, or even learn to fish with a fly rod
  • See some of Iceland's magnificent landscape while driving to the river or lake
  • Aim to catch brown trout or Arctic char
Full description

Your day starts with pick-up at your hotel or guesthouse in the Reykjavik area at around 08:00. Drive through Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and from there head to the fishing area where you'll gear up and get ready to fish for both brown trout and Arctic char. You will fish for a total of around 5-6 hours. Anglers can choose whether they fish with spin or fly rods, but bait fishing is sometimes also possible. For those who would like to learn to fly fish, your guide is more than willing to teach you the right technique. Anglers are allowed to take up to 2 fish from the day with them, though catch and release is the standard practice. After the day of fishing, drive back to Reykjavik with memories from a great day out.

  • Fishing permits
  • Fishing equipment
  • Fishing guide
  • Transport

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Important information

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  • Please wear warm clothes and bring a rain jacket for the trip
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4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Guide was great and very personable. I highly recommend her!

July 31, 2022

July 25, 2022

Advertising led me to think that we would be fishing on lake Thingvellir or its tributaries for Brown Trout. Our guide took us to a river between Selfoss and Gullfoss with Arctic Char. Overall the experience was good. We did catch three Arctic Char fish.

June 12, 2018

Product ID: 87854