With a population of less than 350,000 and more miles of pristine water than could realistically be fished in a lifetime, Iceland offers some of the best and most legitimate fly fishing opportunities for trophy brown trout, arctic char and Atlantic Salmon found anywhere in the world. For anglers looking for an incredibly unique fishing experience that offers intimate waters, great wading, seclusion and world-class service, Iceland is a destination that definitely needs to be on the top of the list. With fishing scenarios that are focused on conservation and low angling pressure through the utilization of the classical European style "beat" system, many of the rivers in Iceland see very few anglers throughout the entire season, something that guarantees lots of action, large and healthy fish, and private, secluded fishing. Anglers can expect to have sections of the river totally to themselves each day, with some of the most scenic backdrops and landscapes found anywhere in the world of freshwater fishing.
Often referred to as the “land of fire and ice," the island also offers the chance to view incredible scenery, visit local hot springs and waterfalls, tour the beautiful countryside and spend time in the capital of Reykjavik. At Yellow Dog we really feel that Iceland has something to offer for everyone – from incredible fishing to a diversity of non-angling activities and cultural experiences. This is a great destination to pair extraordinary fishing for wild and native brown trout and salmon with a longer extended stay visiting the major cities like Reykjavik or exploring the countryside and amazing landscapes of the region. The Icelandic people are incredibly accommodating, friendly, generous, and eager to show foreigners all the amazing features the country has to offer. A visit to Iceland can provide an unbelievable experience for everyone in your group - from the most hardcore anglers to adventure-seeking travelers, couples and families.