The Hafralonsa is one of those rivers I have dreamed of fishing for many years after I so nearly did a season guiding there in the 1990s. Sadly a broken ankle prevented it happening and I have forever thought of it is as one of life’s missed opportunities. The river has just come under new management from one of our most trusted operators so we are extremely excited to be able to offer it once again.
So what is it that makes this river so beguiling. For a start the Hafralonsa is one of Iceland’s big fish rivers on the East coast. It has long had a reputation of producing some big fish in the high teens and early twenties, but what makes this rivers so unique as you are fishing for them in in a similar way to the west coast; rock pools, canyons, crystal clear water and hitched flies. Landing them is not easy and some unbelievable battles have ended in tears on its rocky shores. It is definitely for the more adventurous fishermen looking for bigger fish and a challenge.
The Hafralonsa requires a certain level of fitness to get the most out of it as some of the top (and most productive) pools require scrambling down the side of the canyon using a rope for support. This, combined with the ability to see your quarry from on high, can make for some incredibly exciting fishing.
It is worth noting that above the falls are some lovely trout and char beats which have some great fishing in their own right and can provide some great fishing opportunities for those that are looking for a little species variety.
The lodge is a comfortable establishment and has six double rooms, one with an en-suite and the others sharing one bathroom between two. It is not as fancy as some but offers a cosy environment where an intact party can relax informally and swap stories of battles lost and won. The living area is open plan and can be taken catered or self-catered depending on your preference.
Availability and Prices for 2018 are as follows:
26 – 30 June (4 days): 3 rods – ISK 504,000 per rod (£4,032) – SOLD
6 – 9 July (3 days): 4 rods – ISK 504,000 per rod (£4,032)
9 – 12 July (3 days): 4 rods – ISK 504,000 per rod (£4,032)
21 – 25 July (3 days): 6 rods – ISK 648,000 per rod (£5,184) Prime time
14 – 17 August (3 days): 6 rods – ISK 648,000 per rod (£5,184) Prime time
17 – 20 August (3 days): 6 rods – ISK 588,000 per rod (£4,700)
All prices in Icelandic Krona (ISK) will be converted at the point of booking. The GBP prices above are a guide price at date of publishing. The cost includes scheduled transfers, full board single room accommodation and shared guide.
For more details on fishing in Iceland please do not hesitate to contact Peter McLeod or Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.