Fly fishing the Breiddalsa river takes you to one the most scenic big salmon rivers in Iceland. Located in the north-eastern corner of Iceland, the Breiddalsa river produces huge Salmon with the largest fish landed being twenty-eight pounds in weight and where a large number of fish exceed twenty pounds each season.

The lodge is located on the banks of the river and offers a spectacular view over the river and surrounding high jagged mountain peaks across the valley. Great effort has been put into giving the visiting anglers the maximum comfort needed after a good day's fishing. Non-fishing guests are able to relax and enjoy the surroundings in complete privacy.

  • Season: July to October
  • Great Sea-Run Char fishing in the estuary
  • Large MSW Salmon run
  • Excellent Brown Trout fishery
  • Stunning wilderness and high-end lodge
  • Average temperatures: 9-20℃ in summer months. Colder months: single figures down to -3 ℃

The Breiddalsa Fishing Lodge is located close to the banks of the Breiddalsa and has spectacular views over the river, surrounding mountains and landscape. The lodge has very comfortable accommodation for eight anglers staying in twin rooms with en-suite facilities, TV and internet connections.

There is plenty of room for storage and all your fishing gear. There is a comfortable lounge, a dining-room and a large feature fireplace. There is also a sauna and jacuzzi in which to relax.

Non-fishing guests can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area in complete privacy.

WIFI is available at the Breiddalsa Fishing Lodge but you will need to bring your laptop or tablet.

fly fishing the Breiddalsa River takes you to one the best big Salmon rivers in Iceland. Located in the north-eastern corner of Iceland the Breiddalsa River is some six hundred and ten ilometres east of Reykjavik and produces huge Salmon with the largest fish landed being 28 lbs and a large number of fish exceeding 20 lbs each season. This river will produce 30 lbs Salmon in the near future. There is no other river in Iceland that can match the numbers of 2SW fish returning to the Breiddalsa river.

There is also excellent Brown Trout fishing on the upper and lower sections of the river, with the chance of a Sea Trout and Sea-Run Arctic Char. Altogether the Char and Trout beats are about twelve kilometres long which gives each rod approximately two kilometres of varied fishing space.

The fishing is done with six rods from 1st May to 1st July but only three from 1st July to 30th September. Average catches are around three hundred Char and three hundred Brown Trout with the average size being around 1 kg. When the Salmon season starts in July it is not uncommon for Trout anglers fishing the Trout beat to catch a Salmon. The prime time for the Brown Trout is early in the season and then again late in the season for Sea Trout. The prime time for the Char is May to late July.

Streamer patterns and midge imitations work well for the Trout and for the Char in the deep channels. In the estuary, small shrimp patterns work well along with streamer patterns.

We suggest 4-6# rods and we would also advise all anglers to bring along all the tackle they need for their trip. Layered clothing is recommended due to the nature of the changeable weather.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.



Passport with minimum six months validity and photo ID to purchase fishing licence. No Visa required.

Fly direct to Reykjavik and take an internal sixty-minute flight to Egillstadir where you will be met by a lodge representative/ host and taken on a one-hour drive to the lodge.

All fishing tackle and equipment must be sterilised and you must have a validating certificate.


Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305


Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 (0)1730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232


Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816