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Cod & Halibut Sea Fishing | Flateyri | Iceland


Tour code: ICE001  

Have you ever fancied targeting huge Cod and Halibut in Iceland? Well, we are pleased to offer you this fantastic opportunity to join us fishing at Flateyri in Iceland and battle with such fish in the comfort of your very own boat. Either choose to be fully guided or DIY, the option is yours.

We provide the very best boats that come fully equipped with all the electronics to make your stay as easy as possible. We also have nine self-catering cabins. All conveniently located just a short walk from our professional self-drive boats.

Fishing at Flateyri in Iceland can be compared to fishing in northern Norway. Some of the most extensive fish stocks in the North Atlantic are found in Icelandic waters. Including the Cod stock, which is Iceland’s most important species. Many species can be caught when fishing in Iceland. However, the most common that attracts sea anglers from all over Europe are the enormous Cod and Halibut. The town is entirely self-contained, and all primary services can be found there. Flateyri has its own tranquil way of life.


The sea fishing at Flateyri is excellent. We have many different species to target on these fantastically fish-filled waters. Are you after the big Cod that swim these waters? Or is it the hard fighting Coalfish that are attracting you here?

Of course, the chance to maybe hook a big Halibut is also there. These fish do swim in these waters and are renowned big hitters and super hard fighters. Other species that you can maybe catch in Iceland include big Plaice and Dabs and even Wolfish. The majority of your fishing here will be done by using shads and jigs that are worked vertically beside the boat. This will account for nearly all species including Cod and Halibut.

You can also try fishing with bait if you wish. When using fish or worm baits drifted just off the bottom, you stand the chance of hooking into some quality fish like Plaice and Halibut. Head over to our YouTube Channel to see for yourself what a fishing trip to Flateyri in Iceland is all about.


Our boats are Icelandic made Seigla boats. These boats are tailor-made for sea fishing on the open ocean around Iceland. The boats are 7.80 meters 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 fishing takes place with just a 10 mins boat ride. If you prefer, you can go further afield and fish the open seas. All the fishing marks are pre-programmed into your boat chart plotter.


There are guides available at this camp. Please request when booking if you require to be guided for this holiday. You will always have members of staff onshore at this destination with whom you can ask questions if you so wish.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Cod and Halibut fishing holidays to Flateyri in Iceland or any of our Sea Fishing trips, please feel free to contact us on 01603 407596. One of our experienced team will be happy to help with any queries you have. Are you looking to explore more of our fishing holidays? Make sure to view all our Sea Fishing destinations in Iceland and request a free brochure.



Flateyri Cabin

The destination of Flateyri is one that many sea anglers will have heard of, this Icelandic fishing destination is home to some very big fish. Of course, when staying here you will need to rest your head and the Flateyri cabins are the best place to do this

The Cabins

At Flateyri we have 9 cabins with spectacular views of the harbour, suitable for up to 5 people. Each cabin has 2 twin bedded rooms and one single bed bedroom. All cabins feature kitchens, lounge and private bathrooms.

The kitchens feature everything you need to prepare a meal, including a coffee maker. All of our cabins are within 300 meters of the boats.

Although these are self-catering cabins in the village of Flateyri, you will find everything you need, grocery and fishing tackle shops. In the village, there is a small shop, a swimming pool, a pub/restaurant and a harbour with a gas station to fuel your boat.

please note that each cabin comes with one boat, therefore should you wish to fish 2 people pr boat only 2 people will share a cabin.

Food & Drink

The Flateyri cabins are self-catering meaning that you will be catering for yourselves when on this holiday. The kitchens in the Flaeyri cabins are very well prepared with all the pots and pans you will need to create your dinners.

We would strongly advise when booking on this tour you book an extra bag and take a coolbox with you. This can be filled with food to take out with you, we would advise doing this as Icelandic prices are very high compared to UK prices.

When out in Iceland we would advise buying fresh produce such as eggs, bread and milk but take such items as meat, pasta and rice in the coolbox. This will dramatically keep down your food costings.

Of course, there are shops nearby in Flateyri if you wished to visit them and also there is a fantastic pub/restaurant you can eat at.

Other Activities

When staying at Flateyri you are based near the harbour but the local village has a swimming pool you can visit. Also, the local area is fantastic for a spot of hiking where you can take in the phenomenal views that surround Flateyri.

If you would like to know more about Flateyri cabins, please feel free to contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure.


Board: Self catering
Rooms: Single and double rooms
Internet: Free WiFi
Power: 220 Volts
Equipment Hire: Chargeable
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit card
Cash Accepted: Icelandic Kroner
Species Information
Season: April to September
Peak: April to June
Weight: 10lb to 40lb
Average Weight: 20lb
Season: July to September
Peak: July
Weight: 10lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 10lb
Season: April to September
Peak: June to September
Weight: 6lb to 300lb
Average Weight: 30lb
Season: April to July
Peak: April
Weight: 10lb to 24lb
Average Weight: 15lb
Season: April to September
Peak: July to September
Weight: 1lb to 8lb
Average Weight: 3lb


Although the fishing has set weeks, we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days at the beginning or end in Iceland, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

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 to your hotel in Hafnarfjordur which is 20 minutes from Reykjavík. You will then get to spend the night in this busy part of town. There are lots of different restaurants nearby all offer different styles of cuisine.

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

Day 2: (Wednesday)

After breakfast at the hotel, at a prearranged time, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to the Westfjords, approximately 45 min.

Depart Reykjavík, Arrive Isafjordur.

On arrival in Isafjordur, you will be transferred to Flateyri where our fishing guide will greet you. Alternatively, we will provide you with a hire car so you can drive yourself Note: Our fishing guides and service staff are available during your whole stay.

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

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

Over the next 6 days as you have your own boat, there is no time limit to how much or how little you wish to fish and even at certain times of the year, it remains daylight for 24hrs. There are many different fjords to fish and of course the open ocean which is normally where the bigger fish are found. The fishing around Iceland is varied and some of the marks for Halibut are located very close to the camp and, if you fancy some Cod fishing, then simply go further out. All the marks are pre-programmed into your chart plotters.

Overnight Accommodation: Flateyri 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, a member of Iceland Pro will meet you and take you back to the hotel in Hafnarfjordur. Overnight Accommodation: Hotel Viking or Hotel Hafnarfjordur (Twin rooms) B/B

Day 10: (Thursday)

You will have breakfast in the hotel and transfer to Keflavik International Airport for your flight back home.

Depart Keflavík International
Arrive UK


Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
14/09/2021 23/09/2021 10 9 6 £1,479 N/A Sold Out N/A
21/09/2021 30/09/2021 10 9 6 £1,479 N/A Enquire Now N/A
12/04/2022 21/04/2022 10 9 6 £1,525 N/A Enquire Now N/A
19/04/2022 28/04/2022 10 9 6 £1,525 N/A Enquire Now N/A
26/04/2022 05/05/2022 10 9 6 £1,863 N/A Sold Out N/A
03/05/2022 12/05/2022 10 9 6 £1,863 N/A Enquire Now N/A
10/05/2022 19/05/2022 10 9 6 £1,863 N/A Enquire Now N/A
17/05/2022 26/05/2022 10 9 6 £1,863 N/A Enquire Now N/A
24/05/2022 02/06/2022 10 9 6 £1,863 N/A Sold Out N/A
31/05/2022 09/06/2022 10 9 6 £1,913 N/A Enquire Now N/A
07/06/2022 16/06/2022 10 9 6 £1,913 N/A Enquire Now N/A
14/06/2022 23/06/2022 10 9 6 £1,913 N/A Enquire Now N/A
21/06/2022 30/06/2022 10 9 6 £1,913 N/A Enquire Now N/A
28/06/2022 07/07/2022 10 9 6 £1,913 N/A Sold Out N/A
05/07/2022 14/07/2022 10 9 6 £1,913 N/A Enquire Now N/A
12/07/2022 21/07/2022 10 9 6 £1,913 N/A Enquire Now N/A
19/07/2022 28/07/2022 10 9 6 £1,913 N/A Sold Out N/A
26/07/2022 04/08/2022 10 9 6 £1,863 N/A Enquire Now N/A
02/08/2022 11/08/2022 10 9 6 £1,863 N/A Enquire Now N/A
09/08/2022 18/08/2022 10 9 6 £1,863 N/A Sold Out N/A
16/08/2022 25/08/2022 10 9 6 £1,863 N/A Enquire Now N/A
23/08/2022 01/09/2022 10 9 6 £1,525 N/A Enquire Now N/A
30/08/2022 08/09/2022 10 9 6 £1,525 N/A Enquire Now N/A
06/09/2022 15/09/2022 10 9 6 £1,525 N/A Enquire Now N/A
13/09/2022 22/09/2022 10 9 6 £1,525 N/A Enquire Now N/A
11/04/2023 20/04/2023 10 9 6 £1,571 N/A Enquire Now N/A
18/04/2023 27/04/2023 10 9 6 £1,571 N/A Enquire Now N/A
25/04/2023 04/05/2023 10 9 6 £1,909 N/A Enquire Now N/A
02/05/2023 04/05/2023 10 9 6 £1,909 N/A Enquire Now N/A
09/05/2023 11/05/2023 10 9 6 £1,909 N/A Enquire Now N/A
16/05/2023 04/05/2023 10 9 6 £1,909 N/A Enquire Now N/A
23/05/2023 18/05/2023 10 9 6 £1,909 N/A Enquire Now N/A
30/05/2023 25/05/2023 10 9 6 £1,964 N/A Enquire Now N/A
06/06/2023 15/06/2023 10 9 6 £1,964 N/A Enquire Now N/A
13/06/2023 22/06/2023 10 9 6 £1,964 N/A Enquire Now N/A
20/06/2023 29/06/2023 10 9 6 £1,964 N/A Enquire Now N/A
27/06/2023 06/07/2023 10 9 6 £1,964 N/A Enquire Now N/A

Price Notes

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.

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • 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 Flateyri 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

What's Excluded

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


  • Full professional guide 8 hrs € 200, 4 hrs € 100

  • Fishing Tackle Hire € 60 per week
  • Survival Suit Hire € 50 per week


Price Supplements

  • Please call us for an up to date price if your group’s size is smaller or larger than 4 people.

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes


A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. No visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required.

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Iceland.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK to Keflavik International (approx 3 hrs)
Reykjavik to Isafjordur (approx 45 mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in the economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags, you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags are dependent on the airline. We, therefore, recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airline’s website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Keflavík international airport – Hotel (approx 30 mins)
Hotel – Reykjavík airport (approx 20 mins)
Isafjordur airport – Fishing cabins (approx 20 mins)

Questions & Answers

Where is the Lodge?

Flateyri is located on the island of Iceland. Located in the North of Iceland Flateyri is a stunning area capped by some huge mountains and stunning scenery.

Where do they fish?

The great thing with sea fishing in Flateyri is that you have direct open ocean fishing as well as wind-protected fjords in case the weather is against you.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

This depends on which species you are targeting. The main Cod fishing grounds are anything from 30 mins to an hours drive from the harbour. The Halibut grounds are as close as 5 minutes from the harbour. However, there are many different areas around Flateyri for you to try.

What fish will I catch?

The sea fishing in Flateyri offers a huge variety of species. March and April are the perfect months for the Skrei Cod and April to September are perfect for Coalfish and Halibut. Other species can be found in this area such as the big Plaice that can be found here.

How many fish will I catch?

When you are targeting Cod the shoals are very large especially in the months of March and April and the catch rates will depend on how many you can handle catching. Halibut fishing, on the other hand, is a little slower as these are not shoaling fish, so you should expect to catch on an average day 2 to 3 Halibut per boat. When targeting the Coalfish, these swim round in huge shoals but will normally only feed for a short period so when they are feeding it will be one a drop.

How do they fish?

The sea fishing is all self-drive so the methods of fishing are down to the individuals. Lowering either a Chrome Pirk or small shad to the bottom and with an up and down movement to excite the Cod will normally see you catching the Cod. The same method is very productive for the Coalfish but instead of leaving the shad/pirk near the bottom, we advise you to hit the bottom then wind back to the surface and the Coalfish normally will take on the retrieve. Halibut fishing, as mentioned before, is a waiting game and you can go a few hours without contacting anything then all of a sudden you will be in for a fight of your life. The main most productive method is to fish with a dead Coalfish on a Halibut Anti Twist rig lowered to the bottom then wind up a few metres and keep it around 2 metres from the bottom and let the boat drift.

Do the guides speak English?

The guides speak perfect English and will always help you with any questions that may arise.

Who is best suited to this destination?

Flateyri is a great destination for all, as the accommodation is top class and of course the fishing has been set up to ensure everyone has the best experience of the North of Iceland.

What skill level is required?

As mentioned previously, this destination suits all abilities as you have nice weather, protected fjords and the option of fishing the open ocean.

How physically demanding is this trip?

The destination is suitable for all abilities. There is a small step to get in the boats but other than that the rest of the resort is suitable for all.

When to go?

If it is the largest of the Cod you are after then we recommend travelling in March and April, as the average weight is enormous. The Halibut and Coalfish fishing happen around the same time, which is May to September with the peak months being July and August for both Halibut and Coalfish.

How to get there?

The normal route is from the UK to Keflavik where you will then overnight in a hotel before catching your connecting flight to Isafjordur the next morning. You will then be met by an Iceland Pro representative before being transferred to your cabins.


What is the accommodation like?

At Flateyri the cabins are luxurious, maybe the best you will find in Iceland. These cabins are kitted out with 2 bathrooms of which one has a lovely shower, the kitchen has very good facilities with everything you need to cook your evening meals. The lounge area has various seating arrangements.

What is the food like?

This camp is fully self-catering. The guides will assist with shopping runs just enquire when you arrive.

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

Flateyri does offer the chance to hire fishing equipment that comes with a rod, reel and braid.

Is internet and phone signal available?

The phone signal and Wi-Fi is very good all around the camp and it is free for customers to use. Just ask a member of the staff for the password when you arrive.


Are there other activities available?

The camp of Flateyri does not have specific activities set out but the nearby mountains offer lots of opportunities to go on walks and take in the local wildlife.

How much does it cost?

We offer the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view, all available weeks and prices click the ‘Dates & Prices’ tab above.



Hi Paul thanks for helping us organise this. Iceland was very different from Norway and may just keep with Norway on the future. The hassle of getting there was much longer than Norway. Personally I didn't think the fishing was as good but maybe that may of been us. Thanks again and we are all looking forward to getting back to Norway next year


The weather was really bad we only got out twice. I know you cant control the weather but please try next time. When we did get out the fishing was hard as we couldn't keep the boat still enough to drift. Apart from that all great thanks


excellent trip thanks for helping us organise it


Having been to Norway many times, thought I would give Iceland ago and it didn't disappoint. Great location comfortable cabins and great boats. Same time next year please


Hello Mel, thank you so much for helping is organise this trip. With me not being a fisher person I soon had made my own itinerary visiting some lovely places around Iceland and can highly recommend this part of the world to any non angler. The guys on the other hand knew what they wanted to do and that was to fish as much as they could (Was no problem for me, it was nice to have them out of my hair) each day they came back with fresh fish to cook. They have also passed on their thanks and will forward you a collection of pictures from our trip over the next couple of days.

Once again thanks

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Laura, thank you for your very kind words and taking the time to fill out your feedback form. We do send a few non anglers to Iceland and they all love it.

I shall tell Paul in the office to keep an eye out for the pictures as I know he would love to write a report on your trip.

All my best,



Hi Sportquest, what an amazing holiday. All of the organisation was spot on and went smoothly. The guides at the cabins were very helpful and could not do enough for us. The fishing was a little tough sometimes but thats fishing. Perfect weather all week

Many thanks

Gary, Steve Andy and Peter

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Guys so glad you had a great time. The guys in Iceland look after everyone so well and they know their waters very well. Did you enjoy the last two days in the town? I here there is lots to do

Really keen to see your pictures. I will call you next week to discuss going back next year

All the best, Paul


Good morning, Paul

We returned from Iceland yesterday, having enjoyed a truly excellent six days of fishing in Flateyri.

The best cod was a 40-pounder - part of an incredible 600-kg catch taken 20 miles out to sea.

Matti, the guide, accompanied us on that trip, but the rest of the time we piloted the boat - which was first-class - ourselves, catching loads of cod, haddock, wolf-fish and coalfish.

I can't praise Matti too highly. He's only 26, but a true professional, who made sure that we had everything and all the information that we needed to fish effectively.

We were fortunate with conditions, and also the local topography. The flat seabed means that gear losses were minimal - just as well when you are using big Cutbait Herring.

The accommodation was also perfect. We each had a room, the cabin was warm and comfortable and the cooking facilities were very good.

The logistics of the whole holiday were also very good, though I have one suggestion: it would be easier if the courier greeting UK fishermen were to hold up a card with Sportquest on it. We had a few minutes' panic when we thought that no one was there to meet us at Keflavik.

However, I'll assign the whole experience five stars out of five. Well done, and many thanks for organising everything so well.

Kindest regards,

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello, Glad you guys loved it and the guides looked after you so well. Thank you for the pictures

The cabins there are very nice and roomy. Good tip about the board at the airport i will ensure that they have one next time for you

All the best



Thanks Paul, you have made four very old boys laugh like children… We had a great time and was very needed after such a hard year at work

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thats ok Paul, i am glad you had a great trip and isn't Iceland stunning?

Where next for you guys?




Hi Sportquest, just wanted to say thank you for organising this trip for myself and our group. We had a great time caught lots of big Cod. We lost 2 days due to bad weather but thats how it goes sometimes.

The cabins are very nice and also the hosts, they made us feel very welcome. It would of been nice to be able to go straight to the cabins rather than staying in the hotel at the start but i guess this is to do with the flights etc

We have all agreed to go to Norway next year so you will be hearing from me soon

All the best

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Brian and group. It was our pleasure in helping you Iceland is a fantastic place with a huge amount of fishing on offer, the Cod fishing at the time of year you went is some of the best in the World

We agree about the Hotel stay at the beginning but like you said it is to do with the flights no matching up, maybe one day it will be different

You will also love Norway, a little easier to get to and a lot cheaper to bring fish back if thats what you want to do




Hi Paul, the group and i found this to be very hard as there is no one to help or give guidance on fishing marks. The little briefing at the start of the holiday was good and showed us some marks on the chart plotter but we tried these and no good

We did catch a few big Cod and lost what we think may of been a Halibut. The accommodation was very good and you got amazing views everything was great apart from struggled with the fishing

Perhaps not the best place to go for your first sea fishing holiday, but we live and learn

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Freddie and rest of the group. i am so sorry you struggled to find the fish, it is a very daunting place when you first arrive. all that open ocean and not enough time….. Perhaps we can look at seeing if there is a local guide that we can hire to help and assist future customers?

Leave it with me and i will let you know what i find out. Perhaps you would like to join me on oene of my hosted trips one year?

Speak soon



Thanks so much for pointing this new destination out to us, having the chance to be the first was both exciting and nervous for us, however the complete operation was first rate from start to finish. We will be back in 2011

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you for being our first customers to this camp. I am sure it will become very popular with all the advertising it is getting on the fishing programmes and magazines



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