Grimsa remains very popular with American and English fishermen alike. It has a gentle character flowing through a wide, sloping valley of rough pasture land providing easily accessible pools along the way. Its tributary, the Tungua, is a typical rocky stream, providing a nice contrast to the main river. With 66 pools over 32 km, the Grimsa is perfect for single-handed rods and the riffle hitch method. The lodge was designed by the famous fishing writer and architect Ernie Schwiebert who had in mind darkness for the bedrooms and stunning views over the river from the common rooms.
Famous for its classic Icelandic fishing with small flies and the riffle hitch. A lovely variety of water, especially around the famous lodge. Seeing the waves of fish arrive at the falls can be a fantastic sight. One of the top rivers in Iceland.
Not the most modern of lodges now (though well looked after) but iconic and famous especially for its views over the river. You really can see fish jumping at breakfast. There are plenty of rooms so rod sharers usually get their own room.
Easily fished with a single-handed rod but a switch will work too, a 7wt single-hander and 12ft double-hander with floating lines and a back-up sink-tip. 8, 10 and 12lb leader covers most rivers with 15 or even 20lbs on some.
Come hoping for good numbers of small salmon and grilse with some sea trout later too. You will find the fishing physically easy for the most part and will be well looked after. Grimsa is everything that is fun about salmon fishing in Iceland. Located in the west of Iceland, Grimsa is only 1 hr 45 mins from Keflavik airport and close to Borganes. Alternatively you can fly into Reykjavik airport by private jet, 45 mins away.
Every trip to Iceland is different with a varying number of days fishing, possibly in different areas staying in different lodges and with or without non-fishing extensions. Therefore, every trip is by quotation once planned based on your choices and preferences as well as choice of accommodation.
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