Varied fishing on over 100 named pools
The Vididalsá river and its tributary, Fitja, run approximately 25km from the Vididalsá estuary up to the beautiful Kolufoss waterfall in the dramatic and scenic Kolugljufur canyon. Although smaller and lesser in volume, the salmon can run almost as high up the Fitja or until it reaches the unpassable Bjarnafoss waterfall.
Easy river access and good opportunities for big fish
The average weight of salmon in the Vididalsá is among the highest in Iceland. Every year several salmon of 20lb and over are landed. The average catch is approximately 750 salmon to the eight rods during the season. On average an angler can expect just under two fish per rod per day with the numbers reaching around three to four salmon landed during the prime weeks.
The 100 named pools on the Vididalsá offer anglers a wide variety in fishing, from fast moving runs to slow meadow pools, where the river flows quietly along flourishing fields. Most of the beats are easily accessible, with no trees to hinder casting. It’s a great choice for single and double handed fishing with easy wading and consistent water flow.
All the guides are English speaking and provide guests with four-wheel-drive vehicles for transport along the river. Each guide is normally shared by two anglers, but a private guide can be provided upon request.
The lodge offers an attractive living room, dining room and terrace with good views of the surroundings. It has 14 rooms for the eight rods, all twin-bedded with a private bathroom and shower. Private rooms can be arranged for rod sharers. The lodge focuses on providing guests with the finest Icelandic cuisine and offers a distinguished selection of wines from around the world.
Prime river on the north west coast
Vididalsa is located in the north west of Iceland not far from the town of Blonduos and is approximately 2 1/2 hours drive from Reykjavik.