The Hrutafjardara River offers the opportunity for small parties to have a prime salmon river on the north-west coast of Iceland to themselves.

This private and exclusive river is surrounded by famous rivers and should be at the top of all salmon anglers' list when planning a trip to Iceland.

  • Season: June to end of September
  • Outstanding Salmon fishery
  • Ideally located on the north-west coast
  • Stunning location and scenery
  • 3 rod river only
  • Ideal for small private parties wanting an Icelandic Salmon river to themselves
  • Average temperatures: 9-14℃ in warmer summer months. Colder months: single figures down to -3℃

There is a self-catering lodge that is situated on the lower part of the Hrutafjardara River and has lovely views across the river. It is a great place to relax after a day's fishing. This is a very private and exclusive location to fish and if prefer solitude in the Icelandic wilderness, then this is a river that should be at the top of your list.

The lodge contains 4 twin-bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a sitting room with a fireplace. There is also plenty of room for fishing-gear and to dry clothing.

Whilst the lodge is self-catering, outside caterers and guides can be arranged at additional costs.

WIFI is available in the lodge but you will need to bring your own laptop or tablet.

The Hrutafjardara is a small-sized river that is situated in the north of Iceland, approximately two hours drive from Reykjavik.

The river has a combination of Atlantic Salmon and Arctic Char with multi-sea Winter Salmon running throughout the season.

The river is a fly fishing only water. The river averages five to six hundred Salmon over the three rods allocated to fish it each season. Its reputation is highly regarded with local anglers and slowly coming onto the radar of overseas anglers. If you like having a river to yourself, then this is the place to fish.

All anglers are advised to take all the tackle and gear they will need to fish this river. Rods reels, lines, terminal tackle, waders etc. Single-handed rods will cover most situations, however, a small switch-rod could be used as well.

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. It is a two-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