Huseyjarkvisl, Northern Iceland

Exclusive river with aggressive salmon and 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 nine kilometres 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 four to 15lb. 

The river is one of Iceland’s top sea trout rivers with very large specimens 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. 

From 1 April to 15 May the river is fished with three rods specifically targeting the good numbers of large sea trout. The river then reverts to five rods for the salmon season before reverting back to three rods after the 25 September for sea trout again. 

Small and comfortable lodge

The lodge is well located on the middle section of the river and all the beats are within 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 a three hour drive from Reykjavik.

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