Fishingtrip Iceland Flateyri
Iceland – you may immediately think of geysers, glaciers, waterfalls and volcanoes. But first and foremost you will certainly think about the almost 5000 km long coastline, the marvellous fjords and of course the incredible fishing resources.
Hardly any other sport fishing destination has made so much furore during recent years, like this island in the North-Atlantic Ocean, where the warm Gulf Stream and the cold water from the East-Greenland currents meet and provide about 270 different fish species with huge nutrition.
If you take a look on the map of Iceland, you will discover very quick, that long parts of the coastline are totally uncovered and thereby encounter the mood changes of the Atlantic Ocean. In the Westfjords on the other hand, you will find a coastline structure that reminds rather to the one from Norway – numerous Fjords, which can – depending on the wind direction – still give you opportunities to fish in covered areas, even sometimes when winds are stronger.
The Icefjord is the largest fjord in the region and cuts about 75 km into the land.
The Fishing Villages Flateyri and Sudureyri
In Flateyri and Sudureyri you will find comfortable houses/apartments for self catering. The distances to the fishing hot spots are short, thus both places are perfect destinations to start the hunt for the big predators o the sea.
You will mainly be fishing on the legendary sand plateau, which is located on the outside directly at the entrance of the fjord. In just about 20-50 metres deep water you wil ecounter incedible numbers of Cods in all sizes. Not seldom you will have the chance to beat the 50 lbs mark — Cods close to 70 pounds have een caught here already by anglers.
Furthermore Wolffish, reaching more than 20 lbs can be found close to the shoreline, but also on the Shell Banks of the Sandplateau
The drop off at the exit of the Icefjord, where normally big Cods and sometimes also Halibuts are hunting in a range of 50-100 metres, is also not far away. Particularly in late spring and at the end of the season (September), those spots are absolutely hot spots for the very big fish.
Starting from Sudureyri it is just about 15 minutes by boat and from the more sheltered in the fjord located village Flateyri about 25 minutes, to reach the first hot spots.
Both villages (just about 250 inhabitants each) are pretty much similar and it’s not surprising that everything goes around the fishing here.
But still the infrastructure is very good: You will find a small supermarket close to your accommodation. There is a fishing tackle shop, a food stall + restaurant and also a swimming hall.
Both fishing tackle shops in Sudureyri and Flateyri are well sorted – however, they are constantly being expanded and extensively equipped. The guides take care of that most necessary tackle is always available in both shops and they are also ready to give you some hot tipps+tricks for your next fishing trip. The shops have also floating overalls (e.g. Mullion, Daiwa,..) and fishing equipment available for rent.
Perfectly suitable for Iceland beginners, because Flateyri has the big advantage, of a sheltered location but at the same time you can reach the fishing hot spots in the open ocean within about 30 minutes.
In Flateyri we cann offer you a small camp with cottages very cloes to the marina. There are totally 9 of these cottages, thus Flateyri is also a perfect place for bigger groups and fishing clubs. Each cottages includes one boat. You will find a small spermarket + food stall just a few steps away. (in summer opened until 21:00) .
The service is maintained by our local partners, the icelandic service team as well as from the fishing guides. (English/German speaking). Here you will get a competent answer to all questions related to the fishing and you can always ask for the best baits, lures, methods and fishing spots. Certainly the team is also responsible for all questions regarding the boat.
Both in Sudureyri as well as in Flateyri we will have available for you the very much popular icelandic cabincruiser. They are 7,85 metres long and equipped with 130 HP/Echosounder/Plotter.
Built in 2007 – cottages in typical canadian woodstyle. Comfortable living room with sofa, dining area and SAT-TV. fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower/toilet. 3 sleeping rooms with totally 6 beds. There are 9 cottages of this type available in Flateyri and 3 in Sudureyri.
Packages for Flateyri Main- Shoulder- and Lowseason 2021
|Number of Persons||Price p. Person / Extra Week, €|
|2||2.220 / 1.110|
|3||1.950 / 835|
|4||1.745 / 635|
|5||1.690 / 580|
|6||1.570 / 460|
04.05-25.05 AND 27.07-17.08.2021
|Number of Persons||Price p Person / Extra Week €|
|3||1.900 / 790|
|4||1.690 / 575|
|5||1.660 / 545|
|6||1.525 / 415|
06.04-27.04 AND 24.08-21.09.2021
|Number of Persons||Price p. Person / Extra Week, €|
|2||1.430 / 315|
|3||1.370 / 255|
|4||1.320 / 210|
|5||1.265 / 155|
|6||1.195 / 90|
Prices for housetype Standard/Basic in Flateyri/Sudureyri (see accommodation). Weekly flights according to schedule (Departure Tuesday/ Return Wednesday or Thursday).
Flight from Germany, Denmark, Switzerland or Netherlands to Iceland. (Other Airports on request). At the international airport in Keflavik our team will welcome you. The bustransfer to the domestic airport in Reykjavik takes app. 40 minutes. On the same evening you will take the flight to Isafjördur/Westfjords. (flying time app. 35 min.) From Isafjördur a short bustransfer (app. 30 min.) or by rental car (if booked) to your final destination.
One week „Fishing with no limit“ — as long as your physical condition allows (starting Wednesday.). On next Tuesday afternoon you will return the boat and pack all your luggage. In the evening you will go be transfered (or by rental car) to Isafjördur Airport and fly back to Reykjavik. After arrival bustransfer to the hotel in Hafnarfördur.
In the early morning bustransfer to the International Airport Keflavik. Here you will get the frozen fish packages. Flight back home.
You may extend your stay by one day, if you wish. In this case you will have the full Wednesday for sightseeing. Our partners from Iceland ProTravel can offer you interesting day trips. For example the Blue Lagoon, Walewatching trips, city tours in Reykjavik or the busroundtrip „Golden Circle“ (Thingvellir, Gullfoss-Wasterfall and Geysir). This additional night we offer you free of charge!
- Non-Stop-Flights from several European airports witht Icelandair (Bookingclass L/H) incl. Tax and Fees. 2 x 23 Check Inn Luggage + 10 kg Cabin luggage.
- All transfers or/rental car in Isafjördur
- If Rental car: Cat A/Z until 4 Pers. and Cat. B/N from 5 Pers.) for one Week in the Westfjords incl. 200 Kilometer/Day.
- Domestic flight to/from Isafjördur
- Cottage incl. electricity, water, heating, final cleaning, bedclothes/towels
- Dieselboat 7,85m / 130HP /Echosounder and GPS-Plotter (excl. Diesel, incl. Insurance/Prop is not insured)
- 1 bzw. 2 night(s) in 3***-Hotel in Hafnarfjordur in 2-, 3- or 4-bedrooms after return from the Westfjords
- Fishing Information + Fishing Maps
- Briefing and Service by the local experienced