Huseyjarkvisl, Northern Iceland

Exclusive river with aggressive salmon u0026 large sea trout

The Huseyjarkvisl River, situated in northern Iceland, is perfectly suited for fly fishing. Each pool offers good pace and holding spots for swinging flies. The water temperature is normally relatively high in Icelandic terms and perfect for salmon activity making it a wonderful surface fishery.


Diverse water for salmon and large sea trout

The salmon and sea trout fishing is divided into two or three beats with one rod on each over 9 km of river. The lower pools are all easily accessible but some of the upper pools can require a bit of rock hopping to reach. The river also has an excellent sea trout run with spring and autumn groups tussling with large sea run browns from 4 – 15 lbs.

The river is one of Iceland’s top sea trout rivers with very large specimen caught each year. Since 2000 the river has been full catch and release and those practices have resulted in larger fish being caught every year and several double figure fish landed. The biggest sea trout landed in 2013 was 96 cm long, to give an example on how heavy these fish are a 75 cm fish was weighed 5.5 kg in the net before it was returned safely.

In the period from April 1. – May 15. the river is fished with three rods specifically targeting sea trout. Due to the size and numbers of the sea trout in the river we have groups specifically targeting sea trout in September as well and then all five rods are allowed on the river including on the salmon beats. After September 25, the fishing returns to three rods.

Small and comfortable lodge

The lodge is well located on the middle section of the river with all beats in relatively easy walking distance. It has three double bedrooms, kitchen and spacious dining, it also has a drying room and hot tub. The lodge can be taken on either a full service or self-catered basis.

Fishing the north west of Iceland

Huseyjarkvisl is located in the north west of Iceland amid green and fertile valleys and is approximately three hours drive from Reykjavik.


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