Svarta River - Upper Huseyjarkvisl
Season: June 1. – September 15.
Species: Brown trout. Fly fishing only - catch and release.
Lodge: No lodge. B&Bs in the area. We recommend Solvanes farm accommodation.
Location: North-West Iceland. 3 hours from Reykjavik.
About the river
The Svarta is one of many rivers with the same name in Iceland so be advised that this one is located in the Skagafjordur district in the north of Iceland. What most Svarta rivers have in common is that they are tributaries to bigger glacial rivers that often look to be white. So the clear water rivers look black in comparison and hence the name Svarta (e. Black River).
The Svarta and Huseyjarkvisl are the same river only the Svarta is the upper river above the waterfall. Fishing area starts above the Reykjafoss waterfall and right on the edge of the waterfall some big trout often hold. The river is fished normally with 4 rods at any given time with an option of adding 2 rods in special circumstances.
Early in the season fish tend to hold mostly in the lower regions of the river where warm water seeps into the river from the ground. A walk from the edge of the waterfall and up to the bridge a few kilometers upstream can be magical and anglers can really lose themselves there on a good day. Later the fish spread out more and can be found all over the river that spans between 20-30 kilometers. There sure is plenty of water for each angler to fish.
The upper regions are fantastic for those who want to get away from it all and just walk around in beautiful nature along a beautiful river and fish in total privacy. On the map there are parking places marked and we recommend leaving your car at these places and walk. Be careful not to leave your car inside fences with horses or cows.
Is at the Solvanes farm. When arriving from Reykjavik turn right on to road number 752 just before the small village of Varmahlid. Drive that road straight onwards into the valley up ahead. Soon you will go from asfalt to gravel road (be careful on the gravel road). Keep going until you see a sign directing you to the right saying SÖLVANES. Drive down the road, open the gate and go to the farm. The upper house is the service house and there Elín will meet you. She will walk you through everything.
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Tel: +354 867 5200