Svartá

Svartá í Húnavatnssýslu

Welcome to Svartá

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The Svartá river is one of Iceland's best kept secrets, a crystal clear three rod river tucked away in a green, narrow and very picturesque valley. Svartá offers wonderful fly-fishing water and charming private accommodation, perfect for families and small groups. For more information Contact us.


Svartá Lodge

At Svartá anglers are offered accommodation in a charming self-catering lodge within the magical scenery of Svartidalur-valley. The lodge is fully equipped, including a jacuzzi and beautiful views facing the river. Cleaning can be provided on departure. Fishing guides and a private chef can also be arranged upon request. Please familiarize yourself with house rules and fishing rules upon arrival. For any further information regarding the lodge please contact erik@starir.is. 


Svartá Details

The Svartá is located in the northwest of Iceland and is a tributary to the mighty large salmon river Blanda. Svartá is an exclusive river that permits only three rods to fish its 20 km stretch of gin clear water. The river produces on average 250-550 salmon annually with an average salmon size of around 8lbs – of which many caught weigh up to and over 20lbs.

The rivers fast flowing currents invites fishing with floating lines and riffling hitches. Pools are varied and one of the most productive ones is the junction with river Blanda, where the clear waters of Svartá-river meet the peat-colored Blanda water. Accommodation is offered in a charming self-catering lodge within the magical scenery of Svartidalur-valley. The lodge is fully equipped, including a jacuzzi and there are beautiful views towards the river. A private chef can be arranged on request.

Fishing Season
From July 1st to September 30th.

Prime Time
End July to end August.

Recommended Flies
Riffling Hitch, Black and Red Francis, Collie Dog, Black Sheep, Sunray Shadow, cone heads and tube flies.

Recommended Tackle

Single-handed rods, floating lines.


Driving to Svartá

Blandapng

DISTANCE FROM REYKJAVIK
277 km

DRIVING TIME
Approx. 3 hours, 30 min.

GPS
64°45'07"N 21°20'41"W

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