Salmon fishing on The Sog River, Iceland

FishIceland SOGSalmon fishing on Sog river with self catering accommodation included. 65 km east of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik.

Home to many 20-pounders; the river is recognised as one of the finest salmon rivers in Iceland, enjoying a high percentage of multi-sea-winter salmon. 2010 record breaking season 1,300 salmon. The river offers a total 13 rods across 6 private beats. Bildfells beat is the most productive with 300 to 400 salmon caught annually. The river holds a good head of Arctic char, with fish to 8-9 pounds caught yearly.

The salmon season on Sog runs for 4 months from June to September. Anglers predominantly use single or double-handed rods, floating lines and small to medium size flies. Productive flies are Red & Black Frances, Blue Charm, Red & Green But, Snaelda, Sunray Shadow and other tradition Icelandic flies. Spinning is allowed.

Accommodation is provided in a comfortable self catering lodge beside the river. The lodge has a very well equipped kitchen for cooking, 3-4 bedrooms (sleeps 6-8), WC & shower, dining and sitting room. Also, the lodge has a seperate storage room for waders, fishing clothing and an icebox for storing the fish.

The river Sog is the largest spring fed river in Iceland and is the perfect destination for non-anglers who enjoy walking, photography and birdlife. Popular tourist attractions Mt.Hekla, Lava Fields, Glacier Langjokull, the famous Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfalls and the National Park at Thingvellir are nearby.

Prices per rod per day are: June £200. July £250. August £300. September £275

For more information please contact Jon Sigurdsson at

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4 Responses to Salmon fishing on The Sog River, Iceland

  1. Stephen Wilson says:

    I am currently looking to book up for fishing I iceland Next July my target fish would be char and browns. Looking for at least 5days fishing any information back on this would be much appreciated Thanks

  2. Vladimir says:

    Hello! We are team from Moscow. 5 or 6 person. We are looking for the fishing in july. 4-5 days of fishing and 2-3 days for excursions around the nature. Could you organize for us such kind of programm? We are prefer spinning, not fly fishing. Wait your answer! Thank you

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