Being just under 100km from Reykjavik, the Nordura River, located near the town of Borgarnes in the west of Iceland, is easily reached. Just a ninety minute drive from the capital puts you on what is currently ranked as the fifth best salmon river in Iceland!
The well positioned lodge that overlooks a picture-postcard scene of the river valley, accommodates up to 15 anglers per week, fishing over some 150 named pools.
The Nordura is noted as an early river, with June being a prolific month.
The Nordura River always appears towards the top of the Icelandic salmon river rankings – each season producing around 2,000 Atlantic salmon on rod and line. It is a prolific river on the west coast of Iceland and is noted for having a very strong early run of salmon, with June being a prolific month. Due to the water clarity and nature of the river, the Nordura is a dream river to fish the hitch on, which is one of the most productive methods on the river. With normal conditions, you can easily spot the salmon in the pools and witness them moving to your fly.
The Nordura is very easy to get to, being just ninety minutes from Reykjavik and just over two hours from Keflavik. This means you can arrive into Iceland the morning of fishing and leave in the afternoon of your final day, making it a great option for those on tight schedules.
The Nordura is one of the most prolific and consistent rivers in the whole of Iceland, producing on average around 2,000 Atlantic salmon to rod and line annually.
The lodge has fishing on some 150 pools at your disposal with some of the most prolific and scenic ones being right below the lodge itself. There are up to 15 rods available at a time (some of the earlier weeks are limited to 12, before the fish have fully moved through the system), usually fishing two rods per guide.
There is also a decent run of sea trout in the Nordura, which are seldom targeted but do often make an appearance as a bycatch.
Due to the size of the river, a short double hander is the best tool for covering the water in the early part of the season and /or when the river is high; A 12ft rod is ideal, complimented with a floating line. However, for the majority of the season, a single hander is perfect and will cover the majority of the river – something like a 10ft for a #7 or #8 is ideal, with the extra length making hitch fishing easier. You only need a floating line. The knowledgeable guide team will soon put you right on the fly front. There is a well stocked fly box on site that covers all your fly needs.
The lodge is spacious, comfortable, modern and very well appointed – most of the rooms overlook the river valley and one of the most scenic vistas on the whole river. This section of the river is also one of the most productive on the whole river and accounts for hundreds of salmon per season alone!
All rooms are en-suite, each one being well furnished and spacious. Rooms are single based, unless you are rod sharing, in which case they’re shared. There are also plenty of additional rooms should non-anglers want to stay at the lodge and enjoy / experience the beautiful location.
For costs and availability please contact FishTravel, who will gladly assist you and advise you on the best time to visit.