Sports Fishing in Iceland

Iceland is somewhat of a hidden treasure when it comes to fishing. Not that many people have yet discovered this amazing fishing adventure, which is in fact one of Europe’s best. However, as of the last few years, Iceland is on the rise in the fishing community, with more and more sports fishing enthusiasts visiting for fishing expeditions. A fishing trip to Iceland will not only give you a sea full of fish, but also some amazing scenery the country has to offer. Combine your fishing trip with some in-land adventures as well, and you will have a week long trip that you will never forget. On this website, we aim to give you a clear picture of what Iceland has to offer in terms of fishing and tourism.


Sports fishing outside of Reykjavik offers some of the best fishing in Northern Europe, and has become very a very popular travel spot among fishers from around Scandinavia and The UK. Reykjavic is the most popular place to go for fishing in Iceland, and the sea outside of the city offers a wide range of fish to catch. The most common catches include cod, haddock, pollock, catfish and flatfish. During a recent fishing competition, a german team managed to catch the biggest fish ever caught with a fishing rod outside of Iceland: a flatfish weighing in a little over 175 kilograms! The struggle to get it out of the water lasted for over three hours before the giant fish finally gave up.

It’s not only the fishing that is great here. Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital, and offers an experience out of the ordinary. Although not a huge city, Reykjavic is a very unique city with a population over a little over 120.000. It’s perfect for a getaway, and to just take it easy, and the city has plenty to offer when you want to have fun between your fishing trips. Along the water you’ll find plenty of great restaurant where, just as you would expect, the sea food is absolutely fantastic. There are also plenty of bars and pubs for anyone looking for a drink after a good day of fishing.


Grimsey is the most nordic part of Iceland, and is a small island located 4 hours north of Iceland of boat. It’s a very special place to visit, as the island only have a popluation of around 100 people, most of whom are fishermen. The fishing is extraordinary, and this is the place where you are most likely to catch halibut around Iceland.

Grimsey is famous for its commercial fishing, and regular ferrys visits the place daily. Most of the people visiting the island are there for the fishing or to experience the arctic cirlce.

All in all, we would warmly recommend you to visit Iceland for a fishing adventure. It really has somehting unique to offer, as the country is quite isolated and therefore has it’s very own culture, and in combination with the extraordinary fishing it becomes the perfect place to visit for a week full of fishing and relaxing.

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