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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to the Westfjords, which are approximately 45 min.
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
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
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.
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
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Keflavik International Airport for your flight back home.
Depart Keflavík international
Average Customer Satisfaction Score 75%
"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"
"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"
"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"
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
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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Prices are based on four adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.
We were exceptionally proud to be involved with the Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing Christmas Special to Norway in 2022. Being the first time the programme had ventured outside the UK, it took a tremendous amount of work to produce the itinerary and cater for the thirteen-strong production team, but it was a fantastic couple of weeks away. If you enjoyed the programme, here is more information on Paul and Bob's trip and the itinerary it followed.
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