Vididalsa, Iceland

A classic Icelandic river but one that offers the opportunity for bigger fish than many of the country's rivers.

The famous Vididalsa is regarded in fishing circles as one of the big fish rivers of Iceland. The sight fishing in Iceland for big fish is some of the most exciting in the world.

The Vididalsa is what can only be described as a classic fly water and one that any serious salmon fisherman will relish the prospect of casting a fly over.

Along with the amazing fishing and big salmon the lodge is equal to them both. If you are looking for fun and a relaxing fishing holiday, Vididalsa is the right place to visit.

250km from Reykjavik the river and its tributary, the Fitja, have over 100 named pools and around 25 miles of fishable water to just eight rods. The river is easy to fish and with a history of big fish it has been highly sought after for many years with only a few rods becoming available each season. At the head of the river there is a stunning gorge which allows rods to view the fish before they quietly move into a casting position but in the lower stretch the river gently meanders down a wide valley which offers easy access to the pools. The Fitja, a tributary treated as one beat in the rotation system, is more dramatic as the rocky bed produces many riffles that hold a good number of fish. Just as productive as the main river, this offers an alternative for the energetic guests.


The lodge has private room with bathroom to each rod, living room, dining room, bar and sauna, wader drying room.

All the services at the Vididalsa are high quality with a good lodge and great food. The dining room is spacious and the sitting room is cosy with comfortable couches and a fire place.

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A classic Icelandic river but one that offers the opportunity for bigger fish than many of the country's rivers.

Price guide

Prices start from £5,000 per person for three days fishing excluding international flights.

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