Vatnsdalsá, silungasvæði

It is widely known that the Vatnsdalsa river is among the best salmon rivers in Iceland. However, it is less know that the Vatnsdalsa water system also has a trout section, about 20 km (12 miles) long. This section is leased out separately from the salmon section. Its generous runs of arctic char, sea trout, char and brown trout range from 1 - 5 pounds in weight. Quite a number of salmon are caught every summer, as a part of the trout section is situated between the salmon beats.

The Vatnsdalur valley is one of the most scenic places in Iceland and one of the most historic, being among the first to be settled over 1.000 years ago. The river is in the northwest of Iceland, about 260 km (160 miles) from the capital, Reykjavík.

There are over 50 registered pools in the trout section. Guides and cooks can be provided as well as vehicles.  For info and permits contact Magnus Olafsson.  His phones are;  452-4495 and 898-5695 (mobile)  E-mail address;

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