You will find detailed pre-trip information in a pdf publication on the Hofsá and the Selá pages on this website. Information such as:
International and domestic travel
River information, beats and rotation
Recommended tackle and flies
Catch and release rules
Before travelling to Iceland every angler travelling with his own gear needs to have his equipment sterilised before entering the country.
This must be done by a certified vet that must provide you with a signed inventory list of what has been sterilised. This list must then be shown upon arrival in Keflavik. Main equipment that must be sterilised:
We recommend that you hire a professional guide to maximise your fly fishing experience. Strengur Angling Club has a team of great guides.
Tackle and flies
You can fish most of the pools on our rivers with a 7 or 8 weight single handed rod, 9 1/2 to 10 ft. We do however strongly recommend that you bring a 7, 8 or 9 weight double handed rod as well.
You should come prepared on your trip and we suggest you shop flies in Iceland for a good fly selection for your trip. Further information on flies can be found in our pre-trip documents on the Hofsá and Selá pages.
Under almost all conditions we fish with floating lines on our rivers. For extreme conditions you should however bring a sinking line or a sinking tip to use if needed.
Phone numbers during the season
Hofsá lodge - Árhvammur: +354 473 1464
Selá lodge - Fossgerði: +354 473 1260
Strengur Angling Club:
Gísli Ásgeirsson +354 696 1130
Ingolfur Helgason +354 893 5756
Contact by email
To contact Angling Club Strengur Angling Club by email: