Angling Club of Reykjavik

Reykjavik Angling Club – fly fishing in Iceland

The Reykjavik Angling Club was founded in May 17th 1939 by a group of local anglers who were interested in leasing rivers to fulfill their passion for fishing. The club has now

approximately 2300 members and as well as serving local fishermen a large number of international anglers are a part of our regular clientele returning to fish in our Icelandic rivers year after year. The Reykjavik Angling Club has a partnership with Frontiers International travel consultants and through them we can offer dream vacations world wide.

Fishing in Iceland – Salmon fishing in Iceland

Iceland provides a unique setting for the sportsman with its bleak and often haunting scenery, nearly bereft of trees and littered in part with volcanic lava. The season is short in these northern climes but the sport can be fast and furious. The salmon fishing season starts June 1st and runs through the 30th of September and the trout fishing season starts April 1st and runs through the 20th of October.

Trout and salmon fishing in Iceland

The Reykjavik Angling Club has a variety of trout and salmon fishing permits in all price categories for many of the most prominent fishing spots in Iceland. There is a wide variety of waters, calling for a range of techniques from the visiting angler and promising a healthy and vigorous catch as a reward. Please contact us for further information by e-mail or call us at tel. +354 568 6050 and our highly qualified staff will be glad to plan the perfect fishing trip for you to one of our famous salmon, char, trout or sea-trout rivers. We also have a variety of fishing permits for lakes available.

Fishing rivers in Iceland

Our rivers are located all around Iceland but mostly within 150 km from Reykjavik. The Reykjavik Angling club boasts of having leased the Ellidaar for 65 years, the only salmon river in the world that runs through a countries capital. Our other rivers include: Nordura, Laxa in Kjos, Hitara, Svarta in Hunavatnssysla, Ulfarsa, Leirvogsa, Andakilsa, Gljufura in Borgarfjordur, Krossa, Faskrud, Fnjoska near Akureyri, Sog, Stora-Laxa, Skoga, Thvera in Fljotshlid, Holsa, Eldvatnsbotnar, Tungufljot, Gufudalsa, Hjaltadalsa and Kolka.

Fishing lodges in Iceland

We have both self-catering lodges and lodges where full service is provided. Our self-catering lodges are equipped with full kitchen, BBQ, living room and private bedrooms with two beds for every rod. They all have hot water and electricity and most of them come with a hot tub or a sauna.

Full service is provided in Nordura, Laxa in Kjos, Hitara and in Svarta by request. All bedrooms in our full service lodges have en suite bathrooms with shower. We start the day with a breakfast buffet and a two course lunch is served during the midday break. After a day of fishing our master chefs and their lodge staff await you with an exciting three course dinner menu based on the critically acclaimed Icelandic cuisine with international flavor. Guests are invited to bring their own alcoholic beverages or purchase wine and beer at the lodge. Sodas and coffee are free.

Professional guides and great fishing rivers, located in the unspoiled nature of Iceland

We highly recommend the use of our experienced and capable guides to ensure good fishing. Our guides are dedicated to your success and are all experienced fly fishermen. They know the rivers like the back of their hands and which pools are most productive at any given time of the season. They help you with your tackle and casting and provide a 4×4 vehicle for transport during your stay.

Booking your dream vacation in Iceland

It’s easy to make the fishing trip of your dreams to Iceland come a reality with the Reykjavik Angling Club. Just contact us by e-mail or give us a call at tel +354 568 6050 and we’ll advice you on transport from your country of departure and provide you with accommodation by your request. The flight to Iceland takes only about two hours from London and five hours from New York and there are daily flights from number of other cities in Europe and the USA. We can book you a rental car of your choice or have your guide or a private driver pick you up at the airport.