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Season

Brown Trout : May 1 to June 30 • Atlantic Salmon : July 1 to September

Capacity

8 rods per week for Salmon • 4-6 rods per week for trout and char

Species

Atlantic Salmon and Brown Trout…

LOCATION
The Breiddalsa River is located on the east coast of Iceland, close to the small village of Breiðdalsvík.

PRIMARY SPECIES
Atlantic Salmon, Brown Trout.

SEASON OF OPERATION
Brown Trout May 1 to June 30
Atlantic Salmon July 1 to September 30

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
As long as there is availability, guests are welcome to arrive and depart to suit their schedule. Saturday and Sunday arrivals are the norm.

THE LODGE
The Breiddalsa River Lodge is, without question, one of the top fishing lodges in all of Iceland. Strategically built near the bank of the river, it offers a spectacular view over the river and surrounding high jagged mountain peaks across the valley. The Lodge common area is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, with the walls covered in trophy hunt and fish mounts. The Great Room is a stylish combination of a living room and dining room, with beautiful wooden accents and massive windows that maximize sunlight. There are eight richly appointed double bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom, TV and internet connection, for those that want to stay connected with the outside world. The lodge also has both a sauna and a Jacuzzi for guests to sooth tired muscles after a long day on the water.

DESTINATION CAPACITY
8 rods per week for Salmon
4-6 rods per week for trout and char

THE FISHING
The Breiddalsa River is a lovely medium-size river on the east coast of Iceland, close to the small village of Breiðdalsvík. It meanders through a peaceful valley surrounded by high mountains until it is joined by the faster and significantly more rocky Tinnudulsa River, which is its main tributary. This river system and its tributaries offer the “classic” Icelandic scenery with stunningly deep valleys hemmed in by high, craggy mountains. The river itself is beautiful and offers a highly versatile fishery, with many different pools and characteristics, where anglers will need to adapt their style of fishing to just about every pool.

One of the wonderful aspects to the Breiddalsa River and the northeast part of the country in general, is that there are legitimate opportunities here for 20 + pound salmon. For the past 4 years, the Breiddalsa has sported one of the highest average salmon weights in Iceland, with the average fish weighing 12 pounds. In addition to the very good salmon fishing in Breiddalsa, the river also offers excellent quantities of char, with the average size fish running between 1 to 3 pounds. Additionally, on the upper reaches of Breiddalsa there is some very productive brown trout fishing.

For brown trout, the guides concentrate on the upper section of the Breiddalsá, upstream of the waterfall on the south valley river. Here the river flows more slowly through grassy meadows and the pools are long and deep and hold surprisingly large trout. There has also been a significant increase in the number of sea trout coming into the river and the last few seasons have produced fish from 10 to 15lb. In the estuary, the fishing is mostly done with flashy streamers that attract the Arctic char or with scud imitations. In the upper reaches the brown trout often get fooled by a small midge or caddis imitation as well as small streamers.

The lodge may be booked by parties of up to 6 rods for char and trout fishing until the salmon season starts on July 1.

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
This is a walk and wade trip. The guides transport guests in comfortable 4 wheel drive SUV’s.

GETTING THERE
Guests will fly in to and out of Kevlavik International Airport, (Reykjavik). From there it’s about a 40-minute drive to a Reykjavik hotel if you plan to overnight in the nations capital before continuing on to the lodge. The domestic flight is 1 hour in length from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir and from Egilsstadir it’s about an hour drive to lodge. We handle all the logistics of guest transfers from the airport to the lodge and back to ensure reliability.

Slipstream Angling is a full service travel company and can handle international airfare, Visa applications, as well as a host of other services relating to your trip. Please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703 if you’d like assistance.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please be aware that you will not be allowed to pass through airport security with your waders and fishing tackle unless you have a veterinary letter confirming that your equipment has been sterilized or else agree to have your equipment sterilised at the airport which is both time consuming and expensive by comparison.

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NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

All visitors to Iceland require a passport valid for at least three months beyond their intended stay. American, Canadian, British and Australian citizens do not require visas and can stay in the country for up to three months and this stay can easily be extended by visiting the local police station or contact the Directorate of Immigration.

RATES FOR 2016-17
7 nights / 6 days fishing $7,350 USD DBL
6 nights / 5 days fishing $6,300 USD DBL
5 nights / 4 days fishing $5,250 USD DBL
4 nights / 3 days fishing $4,200 USD DBL
3 nights / 2 days fishing $3,150 USD DBL