Monster Sea Trout Iceland

gary-scott-seatrout-5kgRivers Tungufljot, Vatnsa, Geirlandsa, Grenlaekur, Varma, Litlaa, Brunna, Eyjafjardara and many more rivers in Iceland offer crystal clear water and fantastic sea trout fishing.

Travel arrangements to Iceland are very convenient in the fall and costs less than travelling during the busy summer period. There is no need to travel 14-20 hours to catch some monster sea trout in Argentina because Iceland is only a three hours flight away from the UK. There are more than 25 airlines that offer flights during the fall months and the earlier you book the better the pricing.

The sea trout fishing in Iceland normally starts in late August and continues into early October although I would recommend fishing during September month. All the fishing is done on private water with 2-6 rods allowed to fish at the same time. Also, you are fishing during the day and not during the night like in the UK. You have 10-12 hours of daily fishing and sometimes you will enjoy the northern lights while fishing into the darkness. Pricing is very reasonable and the permits will cost you anywhere from £150 per rod/day with no accommodation included.


You can choose a sea trout river with no lodging included and find yourself a B&B guesthouse nearby or hotel to sleep in. A river with a self catering lodge is the normal way Icelanders do their sea trout fishing and they bring the food along that they are interested in eating. However, if you prefer to fish a river with a full service lodge then that can be arranged. All the lodges have a fully equipped kitchen, dining & sitting room and bedrooms with bed-linen and towels. Some of the luxury lodges have built-in saunas or a jacuzzi on the veranda with warm geothermal water.

You can bring your own sea trout flies although in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, there are 4-5 fishing stores to visit and they all have the necessary fishing gear, flies and lines for sea trout fishing. If you are new to fishing in Iceland then I would recommend that you hire a guide with a 4wd vehicle. The reason is simple – you get the fishing knowledge from an expert for free and you’re basically only paying for the 4wd vehicle.

If you’re looking to catch the sea trout of your lifetime and do not want to spend a fortune in doing so then Iceland is the place to go.

Jon Sigurdsson
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