We are very excited this year to add Straumfjardara to our portfolio of Atlantic salmon rivers in Iceland. This unique river located up on Snaefells peninsular on the west coast of Iceland is one of the very few that offers a full service lodge to just four rods. The river itself has approximately 27 named pools divided into four beats over 12 km of fishing up to the Rjúkundi waterfall. Straumfjardara exhibits all the classic features of a great Icelandic river from the canyon section at the top to the fascinating rocky pools and holes to more open sections below.
The main course is easily accessed by four wheel drive vehicle on the lower section, but the upper section is better access on foot. However there are no pools more than a five minute walk from the vehicle or the lodge down to the nearest pool. The river is best fished with single handed rods as there is never a real requirement for a very long cast. For some pools, some anglers can benefit from a short double handed rod or a switch rod but in general a longer rod is simply counterproductive.
The river is predominantly a grilse river with an average weight of six pounds but every year salmon up to 18 – 20 pounds are hooked, played and even sometimes landed. Straumfjarðara also has a good run of Arctic char and sea trout and some of them reach a good size.
The lodge has five ensuite bedrooms so each fishermen has a single room with twin beds. The veranda overlooks the river and commands a lovely view over the mid-section of the river. Under new management for this coming season we are looking forward to some continued improvements.
Availability and Prices for 2018 are as follows:
9 – 12 July (3 days): 4 rods – ISK 760,000 per rod (£5,850) SOLD
12 – 15 July (3 days): 4 rods – ISK 790,000 per rod (£6,080) SOLD
15 – 18 July (3 days): 4 rods – ISK 795,000 per rod (£6,120) SOLD
18 – 21 July (3 days): 4 rods – ISK 795,000 per rod (£6,120) SOLD
25 – 29 July – (2 days or 4 days): 4 rods – Available, please enquire for price
30 July – 2 August (3 days): 4 rods – ISK 660,000 per rod (£5,080) SOLD
2 – 4 August (2 days): 4 rods – ISK 465,000 per rod (£3,580) SOLD
4 – 6 August (2 days): 4 rods – ISK 465,000 per rod (£3,580) SOLD
14 – 18 August (4 days): 4 rods – ISK 720,000 per rod (£5,540) AVAILABLE
26 – 30 August (4 days): 4 rods – ISK 640,000 per rod (£4,930) SOLD
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. If you would like to see more click HERE or if you missed our 2018 Iceland Brochure then click HERE.
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.