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Sea Fishing Iceland | West Fjords

Iceland sea fishing provokes thoughts of huge Cod and monster Halibut gracing the self-drive boats that you can hire when on your sea fishing Iceland holiday. The Icelandic island is surrounded by the fish-rich waters of the Atlantic Ocean and is located near the Arctic Circle between Greenland and Norway. Both these countries are known worldwide for their fantastic sea fishing and their spacious boats that they hire out.

When heading on holidays to Iceland deep sea fishing, you will be mainly fishing the West Fjords in such places as Flateyri and Sudureyri which offer the best sea fishing in Iceland for Cod, Halibut, Coalfish, Wolfish, large shoals of Mackerel and Herring along with Plaice and Dabs and all come with self-catering lodges located by the sea. We have handpicked the best sea fishing Iceland accommodation based on their location which will offer the angler the best chances of some monster catches.

Below we have listed the main destinations for you to choose from.

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Sea fishing Iceland is a sea fisherman’s dream island situated in the North Atlantic. This land is still volcanically active with lava flows still flowing to this day. The landscape of Iceland consists of mountains, glacial flows and lava flow. Fresh glacier-fed rivers are leading to the sea, making for some stunning scenery while fishing. The Iceland fishery government restrict commercial fishing to ensure the fish stocks are kept very high. Cod fishing in Iceland is what attracts so many people fishing each year, and the Huge Halibut caught in Iceland is another attraction. With both fjord fishing and open ocean sea fishing, it really has something for everyone.

Sea Fishing Iceland

Our Iceland sea fishing holidays offer anglers the chance to fish for huge Cod in the Atlantic Ocean in self-drive boats. Get top tips from the sea fishing guides in Iceland and even book yourself a days guided fishing in Iceland. The West Fjords offer protected, sheltered fishing in Iceland and if you are feeling brave, then you can drive yourself out to the Atlantic Ocean in search of the larger Cod and Halibut you can catch in Iceland. The Gulf Stream combines with the North Atlantic current along the sheltered fjords of the northwest of Iceland creating a super-rich sea. Masses of baitfish arrive in April, in turn, attracting huge shoals of predators. The fishing is excellent from April right into late September the monster Cod are typically around during the early season but can be caught all year, and the Halibut tend to be in the slightly warmer months.

Sea Fishing Iceland holidays tend to be around 10 days long with 6 days fishing for Cod, Halibut and other species found around Iceland. You will stay in Reykjavík on your first and last night where you can have the night out. The transfers from Isafjordur internal airport are all included in your sea fishing Iceland package.

It is possible to bring home your catch. You are permitted to bring back with you up to 20kilo of filleted fish which can be Cod, Halibut, Wolffish or Coalfish. You will need to purchase the fish fillets from the fish factory at around 100 Euro per box of filleted fish. The catch that you make on your boat will be weighed in each day at the harbour and will go towards the areas fish quota

Boat Fishing Holidays Iceland

On all of our self-drive Iceland sea fishing holidays, we include flights, transfers, accommodation and a fully equipped self-drive boat so you can fish as much as you wish. We offer guided fishing days which need to be booked in advance. 

Our boats are Icelandic made Seigla boats, which are tailor-made for deep-sea fishing Iceland on the open sea around Iceland. The boats are 7.80 metres long and 2.85 meters wide with 130 horsepower turbo diesel engine (inboard engine). Onboard we provide all the equipment you need: GPS plotter, Eco-load, Radio to coast-guard, GPS security signal, life vest, lifeboat, extra tank for fuel and rod rests. One person will need to be the nominated captain of the boat. They will then need to take a very quick boat operators certificate on the first morning then you will be free to start your sea fishing Iceland holiday. Iceland takes boat safety very seriously.

We can provide helpful tips on how to catch Cod or even what are the best Halibut fishing rigs for Iceland. We have many helpful sea fishing tips and hints blogs such as What is the right sea fishing trip for me? Recommended Shads for sea fishingCatching Halibut on the float and Insight into Paul’s tackle box

We have lists of what are the best sea fishing rods for Iceland Sea Fishing and also can recommend what are the best reels for sea fishing in Iceland. Most of our blog’s tips have been given to us by our sea fishing Iceland guides and their personal experiences, of course, there are many other things to use but the suggested items are just there for guidance.

Contact Us

If you have ever dreamt of sea fishing Iceland to catch huge Cod and monster Halibut, then contact our Sea Fishing expert team who will be more than happy to look at a full sea fishing package to Iceland West Fjords.

We have other full sea fishing packages to other places such as north Norway sea fishing holidays which can all be found here. Remember, we also offer a completely free to download full-colour fishing holiday brochure which can be requested here. Alternatively you can call us on 01603 407596

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