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Cod Fishing In Iceland Suðureyri Westfjords Fishing

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Tour Code ICE002  

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Sudureyri is on the west coast of Iceland and perfectly situated for Cod fishing in Iceland; just inside the western fjords, this town has everything the travelling angler can need. Whether you choose to target the vast Cod or the massive Halibut, we are sure that you will find Iceland to be a real treasure and a place that you will return to year after year. We have made this destination easy to travel to, packaged with all international and internal flights, plus all ground transfers.

Combine this with the excellent accommodation of 3 brand new cabins suitable for up to 5 people plus two basic houses for four people and our professional boats, makes this the perfect Cod fishing in Iceland getaway. You can choose to either be fully guided or DIY, as all the fishing marks are uploaded and preprogrammed into your chart plotters. Within your package, we also include a hire car which you can pick up from the last airport and keep with you for your entire stay. Having the car with you ensures you can take a day off from the fishing and go and explore a little or simply use it for the shopping runs.

Suðureyri Westfjords Fishing

The Island of Iceland is located in the North Atlantic Ocean and is famous for its volcanos that litter the landscape. These volcanos can make for some stunning scenery and provide many nutrients to the surrounding waters that create a fish-rich environment that you will be fishing. The destination of Sudureyri is a village located on the tip of the 13 km-long Súgandafjörður in the Westfjords. It nestled on the North-Western end of Iceland, and you will be fishing out into the open North Atlantic ocean, where you will have the chance to fish for some Cod fishing in Iceland in some very fish-rich waters. Head over to our YouTube channel, and you can see for yourself how stunning Iceland is to fish.

How to Fish In Iceland

Fishing is done via our professional self-drive boats and is only a matter of minutes away from the harbour. All you have to travel is just a short journey, and then you can be fishing out for both – giant Halibut and Cod. Sudureyri is a Cod fishing in Iceland destination, unlike no other, situated on the coast of Iceland; you will be fishing some of the most nutrient-rich waters you will find. In turn, this means that your fishing could be extremely frantic, find a large shoal of Cod, and you could well find that you are left exhausted by all the arm-wrenching action that you will be experiencing. Our blog section has written many useful blogs to give you tips on this style of fishing. The blogs include: Tips on Skrei Cod fishing Insight into Paul’s sea fishing tackle box 

Along with the outstanding sport from the Cod that you could find, you will also have the chance to try and fish for the mighty Halibut. These enormous flatfish are one of, if not the hardest, fighting fish you will find in these waters, and they will pull your string. The fishing methods mainly used are done using shads and pirks and working at various depths to find the fish. If, however, you wished to try and specifically fish for Halibut, we would strongly advise using anti-twist leads, and fish baits drifted on or near the bottom. Along with the famous Cod fishing that Iceland can produce, the species that can catch here include Wolffish, Coalfish and Plaice, all targeted either using pirks or traces baited with worms or small bits of fish.

Self Drive Iceland Fishing Boats

Our boats are Icelandic made Seigla boats tailor-made for sea fishing 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.

Guided fishing in Iceland

The boats are self-drive, but guides are available upon request, so please check for availability. There will always be somebody at the camp that will help with any question you may have whilst on your holiday. Alternatively, if you wish to travel on a fully hosted sea fishing holiday, we have many to choose from. Our expert host will be with you every step of the way and help you with everything during your holiday.

Tips On Sea Fishing in Iceland

Sudureyri is an excellent destination for all, as the accommodation is top class. Of course, the fishing area is the best to ensure everyone has the North of Iceland’s best experience. As mentioned previously, this destination suits all abilities as you have nice weather, protected fjords and the option of fishing the open ocean. If it is the largest of the Cod you are after, we recommend travelling in March and April, as the average weight is enormous. Halibut and Coalfish fishing happen around the same time, which is May to September, with the peak months being July and August for Halibut and Coalfish.


The destination of Sudoreyri, located on the Western side of Iceland’s beautiful coastline, is a small Icelandic fishing village that’s perched on the tip of the 13 km-long Súgandafjörður in the Westfjords. The location provides the visiting angler with plenty of fantastic fishing opportunities, fishing both in the fjord and on the open sea both being very good.

Suðureyri Self-catering Houses

The houses on offer on this Cod fishing in Iceland holiday are located on the harbour’s edge, meaning you get stunning ocean views from all the places. These were built recently with anglers in mind. Each house has two twin-bedded bedrooms and a single room, fully equipped modern kitchens, private bathrooms and a good-sized lounge with a TV, sofa and dining table. You can find shops, a pub/restaurant, and a harbour with a gas station to fill your boats in the village. You will find all the groceries you would typically find at home plus many Icelandic surprises at the shops.

Food & Drink

As this is a self-catering holiday, we would strongly suggest taking a coolbox with you as an extra bag; this will enable you to take most food out with you. We would recommend doing this as the food in Iceland is very pricey compared to UK costs. Take items such as meats, rice and pasta with you in this coolbox, but as there is a shop nearby, you can purchase all your fresh items such as milk, bread and eggs there.

The kitchen comes complete with all the modern appliances to prepare your meals and includes a coffee maker. Your cutlery is also included with plates and bowls and saucepans to prepare meals.

Other Activities

When staying at Sudoreyri, you will be mainly fishing, but there are also other things to do. These include swimming at the fantastic outdoor swimming pool in the town or heading down to the lagoon to feed the fish that inhabit here as the tide runs. If you would like to enquire about staying here, then contact us.

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Although the fishing days are fixed, the below itinerary is still flexible should you require additional free days to explore at the beginning or end of your holiday; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

Day 1: (Tuesday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

Arrive Keflavík International

After you have cleared customs, an Iceland Pro representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Hafnarfjordur. This is 20 minutes from Reykjavík.

Overnight Accommodation: Hotel Viking or Hotel Hafnarfjordur (Twin rooms) B/B

Day 2: (Wednesday)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to the Westfjords, which are approximately 45 min.

Depart Reykjavík

Arrive Isafjordur

On arrival in Isafjordur, you will be transferred to Suðureyri, where you will be greeted by our fishing guide. Alternatively, we will provide you with a hire car so you can drive yourself.

Overnight Accommodation: Suðureyri Cabins (Twin room) S/C

Days 3 to 8: Fishing Days (Thursday to Tuesday)

Over the next 6 days fishing, you are free to come and go as you please with regards to time. Our guides will show you the equipment on your boat and make sure that you are happy with it. This is then your chance to quiz the guide on the going marks. He will do his very best to help you achieve everything from your trip, he may even tell you his favourite marks. Once you have finished your fishing days and are on the way back to the land you will need to radio through to the harbour master who will then arrange for your fish to be taken from your boat.

Overnight Accommodation: Suðureyri Cabins (Twin room) S/C

Day 9: (Wednesday)

In the morning you will be transferred back to the airport, ready for your departure flight back to Reykjavík. Alternatively, if you have chosen the hire car then make your way back to the airport to drop off your hire car.

Depart Isafjordur

Arrive Reykjavík.

On arrival in Reykjavík, our staff will meet you and take you back to the hotel in Hafnarfjordur.

Overnight Accommodation: Hotel Viking or Hotel Hafnarfjordur in (Twin rooms) B/B

Day 10: (Thursday)

After breakfast, you will transfer back to Keflavik International Airport for your flight back home.

Depart Keflavík international

Arrive UK

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The season runs from April to September.


Season: April to September
Peak: June to September
Weight: 6lb to 300lb
Average Weight: 30lb


Season: April to September
Peak: April to June
Weight: 5lb to 70lb
Average Weight: 20lb


Season: April to September
Peak: July to September
Weight: 1lb to 8lb
Average Weight: 3lb


Season: July to September
Peak: July
Weight: 10lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 10lb


Season: April to July
Peak: April to July
Weight: 10lb to 24lb
Average Weight: 12lb

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  • All international flights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation in Reykjavik B/B (Double, triple & quadruple)
  • Transfers to and from Hotel and airport
  • Transfers to and from Hotel to Reykjavik airport
  • Transfers to and from Sudureyri to Isafjordur
  • Car hire if required
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Boat Insurance included (Excluding propeller)
  • 6 days fishing via self-drive boat
  • Fishing Boat with Sonar, chart plotter (GPS), VHF & radar
  • Bed linen, towels and final cabin cleaning


  • Fuel for boat
  • Fishing tackle
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Meals
  • Local tips
  • Final boat cleaning

Optional extras

  • Full professional guide 8 hrs € 200, 4 hrs € 100
  • Fishing Tackle Hire € 60 per week
  • Survival Suit Hire € 50 per week

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11/04/2023 19/04/2023 10 £1,633 Enquire Now
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Northwest iceland is a fantastic place to fish in 30 meters of water we caught cod and wolffish over 10pounds in 50 meters we had cod close to 40 pounds the wind was quite strong all week if the conditions had of been better we would have caught larger fish

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Thomas, thank you for your feedback. After speaking to Tony i gathered you guys had a great trip and really enjoyed your first experience of Iceland and got from him that you guys want to go back next year.

I sent Tony a memory stick to steal your pictures and really look forward to getting this back. Hope everything was as you hoped and look forward to speaking with you guys soon



Response from Resort Manager

We are really glad you enjoyed your sea angling tour at Sudureyri and look forward to see you and new customers in 2015.

Best regards
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We travelled in early April and boy was it cold. Biggest tip I can tell you is take lots of clothes and good thermals. When we could get out to the Cod marks the fishing was great but we had some bad weather which restricted where we could fish. Still had a good laugh

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Iceland didnt let us down yet again. The cabins have been decorated and are looking much better. Thanks for the hats we have got some great pictures if you want them

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Thanks for organising our trip. First rate cabins and fishing to match highly recommend it to any serious sea angler

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Bert that Ok we love making anglers dreams come true. Where is next? You have been to Norway 3 times with us and now Iceland..... Where next?

I will try and catch up with you next week for a chat. All the best Paul

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After seeing fishing programmes on Iceland and having visited Norway a few times in the past this was to be a new experience for us and we are so glad we decided to do it. The fishing seemed better than Norway with more fish available. We travelled in the summer time and found it to be very pleasant weather wise and like i mentioned the fishing was very good

The only thing we did find is that to bring fish back home we had to get the local fish factory to process our fish and then pay them for doping it….. We were not that impressed but after looking in to it we then realised that this is the law in Iceland, we will know for next time

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Chris

I have been to both the locations you are talking about and i may have to agree with you about Iceland being better. i have been to Iceland in both winter and summer and had great catches from both boat and shore

It is a pain about having to get the fish factories to fillet your fish but that is the way the law is in Iceland, it is their way of cutting down on waist. the process is a little expensive but what isn't in Iceland….



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This really was a disaster trip, the weather was horrible for the whole week and we thought that we were going to be able to have a guide to drive us in these bad conditions. If we would of realised it was sea fishing and not fjord fishing we would of gone on a hosted trip to Norway and let some one else drive in those rough seas. The cabins were small and should of been advertised more clearly as twin rooms.......

Each day we could of done with an update on the weather conditions but there was no one around to help with this and it is maybe something that you should make people aware of. When we booked this Paul said it was self drive which we did not have a problem with, the problem we had was that no one in our party had experience of driving in the sea.

I know Paul is away guiding at the moment but please can you get him to call me when he returns?

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Karl, its Peter. Yes Paul is away and as soon as he gets back I shall get him to call you.

Such a shame you had a bad experience. The weather plays a huge part in sea fishing in both Norway and Iceland and can have major effects on where and when you can fish, but being a fisherman you have to understand that the weather is something we all have to give way to? Did any body on the trip have a phone that could of connected to the free WiFi on site to check the weather?

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Excellent trip cod to 50lb and we had 12 Halibut

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Our luggage didnt trun up until two days in to the holiday. A bit of a disaster but the guides helped us with some extra clothes and rented us tackle. once the bags turned up we all had a great time. The pre trip information needs a little bit of updating with regards to tackle to take. We found that pirks done the best

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Thanks Sportquest we had lots of great fishing

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Highlight of the holiday was the by far the fishing. The journey getting there was long and having the two nights at the start and end was not needed

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