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Fifteen Salmon Caught after Only One Week

By Iceland Review

This summer’s fishing season began in the glacial river Blanda in Austur-Húnavatnssýsla county in Northwest Iceland only last week, and so far a total of 15 salmon have been caught in the river, despite challenging conditions.

According to, the river is murky and voluminous, and during the first few days, it was chocolate brown in color.

The glacial river Blanda. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The first salmon, which were caught with flies, were landed in a river area known as Breiðan, a favorite among anglers. The strong currents there make salmon a worthy adversary.

Keen anglers should take a look at the special offer for Blanda on that has been available since June 12 and expires on June 17, Iceland’s National Day.

The price for one fishing rod including accommodation and food is ISK 74,800 (USD 620, EUR 465) per day.


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