• Salmon Fishing Midfjardara River Iceland

The Queen of Icelandic Rivers

Located on the north-west coast of Iceland, the Miðfjarðará is a small, gin clear river offering world class and classic Icelandic salmon fishing. A true Icelandic gem that keeps producing the goods even in low water years. It offers fantastic visual fishing with many fish being brought to the surface by small hitched flies. Three and six day stays are open to you at the lodge, in addition to rod share options, which makes the Miðfjarðará great value for money for the fishing on offer.




Sight-fishing for Atlantic salmon

The Miðfjarðará is the perfect choice for those that like to use single handed rods with nothing more than a floating line. Due to the gin clear water the clarity is amazing and fish will often be spotted lurking in the depths or coming to intercept your fly. If you like the idea of spotting and casting to individual fish, testing their reaction, getting them to take on the surface in gin clear water then the Miðfjarðará is the perfect river for you.

Whilst the majority of the salmon run would be grilse between 4-8lbs the Miðfjarðará does produce a good head of double figure salmon, including fish in the 18 lbs+ range. The lodge has an enviable international guide team that add strength to this already impressive operation. The fishing spans over 200 named pools fished by just ten rods rotated over five beats.

Riverside comfort

The lodge, located on the lower reaches of the Midfjardara, was recently refurbished and offers single, en-suite rooms as standard for full rods, shared if taking the fishing on a rod-share basis.

There is a large dining room adjoining a comfortable lounge area, bar, wader room and outside jacuzzi for those that want to relax after a day on the river. The lodge plays host to some of the best chefs that Iceland has to offer, ensuring that the food compliments the fantastic fishing on offer.

Discover this Gin Clear River

Located on the north west coast of Iceland, the Midfjardara is a three hour drive from the capital city, Reykjavik, it is easily accessed and makes for an easy short trip with daily flights to and from the UK.

Destination Overview

Location: Midfjardara, Iceland

Water Type: Freshwater

Capacity: 10

Season: Mid June - late September

Price: Seasonal variation

Species: Atlantic Salmon

Activities & Amenities

Travel Tips

Time Difference; Reykjavik is GMT

Flight Time from the UK
London – Reykjavik (Keflavik): 3 hrs

No Visa Requirements for UK Citizens. However, a certification of tackle disinfection is required upon entering the country.

Main Season:
July – August

If you would like more information please contact Alex Jardine or Peter McLeod or call on ++44 1980 847389. Alternatively click HERE if you would like us to contact you.

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