Nordura is almost every salmon fisherman's dream. With a huge variety of pools, it is one of the most productive Icelandic rivers, but parts can be quite physically demanding. It flows 62 km to join the Hvita, draining an area of 518 km2. The river comes out of its upper canyons into freestone meadow pools, which change every year, then into a second canyon through lava outcrops with groves of birch and willow, which has another major falls. From there it drops through broad pools and lakes before tumbling over the main falls of Laxfoss and entering the main canyon.
Nordura fishing is the dream ticket. All the classic techniques work superbly well, there is huge variation in water from canyons and falls to meadow pools and of course gin-clear water.
With twelve rods, the lodge is on the big side, especially when some rods are being shared. It is not the most modern lodge but has been given a face lift recently. The views towards the Laxfoss are spectacular and the lodge works well.
See details but you cannot go wrong with a 7wt single-hander and 12ft double-hander with floating lines and a back-up sink-tip. 8, 10 and 12 & 15lb covers you for all conditions.
Not a river for the less fit or those wanting a quiet intimate lodge, but justifiably come hoping for plenty of fish and wonderfully interesting fishing, conditions permitting. One of Iceland's best. Located in the west of Iceland, Nordura is only 2 hrs 30 mins from Keflavik airport and close to Borganes. Alternatively you can fly into Reykjavik airport by private jet, 1 hr 30 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.
The Nordura River is annually one of Iceland’s top-producing salmon rivers – often in the top five in terms of total catch each season. A few prime dates have just become available and are open to those who want to target Atlantic salmon in the land of fire and ice. June is when the season opens and is trophy time. Large salmon - often 10-pound and greater - enter the ...