The freshwater fishing in Iceland is limited to Arctic char, Atlantic salmon & Brown trout. It is common knowledge that Iceland offers some of the best fly fishing in the world for Atlantic salmon but the fishing for trout can be unbelievable at times as well as challenging rewarding the angler with the catch of his life.
Some of the lakes in Iceland are extremely hard to get to and therefore even more exiting and mystical. There are a few lakes in Iceland that offer you a chance to catch trophy trout in abundance and we at Iceland fishing guide offer tours to them. That are the lakes Hraunsvatn, Þingvallavatn & Skjálftavatn and they all have their own prime time when you are most likely to catch a trophy fly fishing.
Hraunsvatn is the least known of the 3. because it is hard to get to but that is also why we prefer it to the others as it hardly ever has other anglers, the silvery Ice age Arctic char like no other lake in Iceland & the most unbelievable scenery.
Most of lakes in Iceland have either brown trout or arctic char and many of them have both.
The trout in most lakes can get really large which makes the fishing especially exciting.
There are also many great fly fishing rivers in Iceland from small spring fed rivers to larger runoff rivers. Icelandic rivers offer a fishing season from the 1 of April for brown and sea trout and ends at the 20th of October with the salmon rivers that don’t rely on spawning of the salmon.
Iceland sea trout fishing is unique in the way that the sea trout is fished in broad daylight and not at night like in many other countries.