The Huseyjarkvisl River offers the opportunity for small parties to have a excellent small salmon river on the north coast of Iceland to themselves. It also provides the finest sea trout fishing available in Iceland, so for those who wish to fish for Sea Trout in Europe, this river is a must.

  • Season: June to end of September
  • Outstanding Salmon fishery
  • Finest Sea-Run Brown Trout in Iceland
  • Stunning location and scenery
  • Ideal for small private parties wanting an Icelandic Salmon river to themselves
  • Average temperature: 9-14 ℃ in warmer summer months. Colder months: single figures down to -3℃

There is a comfortable lodge situated in the mid-section of the river and is a short walk from the river.

There is accommodation for six people in three double bedrooms. There is a choice of self-catering or full-board in the lodge. There is a large kitchen and a living-room with a TV and plenty of room for gear and equipment. There is also thermal hot tub which sits on the river banks, just a short stroll from the top of the Trout beat and beginning of the Salmon beat.

Additionally, there is a hotel and restaurant not far from the lodge, should you prefer not to hire a chef or cook yourself.

If you like to combine both trout and salmon fishing or if you want to target large Sea Trout then this river is for you. This region is steeped in history and for the non-angler there is plenty to do such as river-rafting, historical tours and horse-back riding as well as boat-rides to nearby islands.

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

The Huseyjarkvisl River is a 2-3 rod river and produces around two hundred fish per season.

The river is split into a Trout beat and a Salmon beat but there is also a large run of sizeable Sea Trout and the Huseyjarkvisl is regarded as one of the finest Sea Trout rivers in Iceland with many double-figure fish caught each season. All Salmon fishing is guided and the Salmon fishing is divided into one or two beats with one rod per beat. The river is perfect for fly fishing with some long pools and with nine kilometres of water to fish there is little pressure. Access is generally easy and will suit most anglers. The upper part is rocky and will require some agility.

The Trout beat offers miles of untouched Trout water to where the river joins the glacial Heradsvotn River. The Trout fishing is some of the finest in Iceland with fish averaging 3 lbs. Fish exceeding 5 lbs is not uncommon. In April and May, the river offers good Sea Trout fishing .

Due to the size and numbers of the Sea Trout in the river, there are rods specifically targeting Sea Trout in September as well. Then, five rods are allowed on the river, including the rods fishing the Salmon beats.

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- or double-handed rod could be used if preferred. 6-9#

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 four-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