Here in Iceland, rivers are holding self-sustaining salmon stock are close to 100. Around twenty of those rivers can be classified as 1st class, to be exact rivers with good catch records and 1st class accommodation and services. Approximately all the 1st class rivers market the major time of the season globally and see to that there is no more fishing but for that time is fly-fishing. Increasingly, a lot of of the rivers keep to the “fly-only” for the entire season, such as the Vatnsdalsá, the Grimsá and the the Haffjardará. The majority of anglers believe that even more rivers will soon forbid all bait but the fly, and catch and release is increasing every year.
The majority of the 1st class fishing is sold in six or seven days packages. Also, some rivers offer three days fishing, such as the Rangá and the Nordurá. Those packages frequently contain all food and accommodation, the fishing permits, 1 guide with a car for every 2 rods and all local transport. So, the price for this varies broadly – from -around – € 900 up to € 1300 or even more for one day/ rod. Prices can change quickly, because of the present very unbalanced rate of the Is.krona. Also, any alcoholic beverages are never included in the price
Good fishing can’t be guaranteed but no river can keep to these high prices with no a good catch record. The accommodation is relatively comfortable in most of the 1st class rivers, usually one twin bedded room for each rod. The same goes for the food, approximately all of it is good and some excellent. All rods can be shared by 2 persons for a small extra cost, usually € 160 up to 260 per day. And also, all guides are supposed to speak good English, know the river very well and how to fish it. The majority of them can also offer flies that have given good results for that particular conditions and river.
Anglers can fish for a lot less money in the majority of the others and less known rivers, but the general rule is that any services are not included in that price, even if access to self-catering Lodges is part of the price on mainly all of them. Not far from the rivers, there is a hotel but they are often entirely booked in July and August, so it is sensible to book a room as early as possible. Usual prices for this kind of fishing is from €- 235 up to 450- per day/rod.
Trout fishing is getting more popular every year but prices are still low. Regularly the charge is from € 40 up to € 240per rod/day (US $50- up to $330). With no services included. Also notice that a whole season permit to some 35 lakes, all around Iceland can now be had for just 35 €.