We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Iceland Fishing Guide

Features Animals
Akureyri 603, Iceland
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Awesome fishing in challenging conditions

I just returned from a fantastic fishing adventure with friends. Those friends just happen to work... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
swingfly
,
Sutton, Massachusetts
Snowmobile Tour

Excellent snowmobile tour, the operators are helpful and well organised, providing decent... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
John S
,
London, United Kingdom
Read all 28 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Iceland Fishing Guide was formed in 2009 in the purpose of inviting anglers from around the world to come to Iceland and make use of the experienced we have gained through an endless urge to explore new water and get to know them well enough to be able to offer the same experience to others. The company has grown a lot over these years and we are now proud lease holders on various rivers and beats in Northern Iceland and is Myrarkvisl at the top of our list. Iceland fishing guide offers guided fishing tours to many lakes and rivers in Iceland. We offer one day tours or longer, by request. Our tours are suitable for beginners as well as experienced anglers. We specialize in personal service and are able to customize the tours upon request. The guides are expert anglers and have extensive experience fishing in the area. We arrange the licenses needed for the fishing tour in advance and plan the tour. We also offer a pick up at predetermined location upon request – and we are off fishing!
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good0%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brown trout” (7 reviews)
“snow mobiles” (3 reviews)
“arctic char” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Akureyri 603, Iceland
Write a ReviewReviews (28)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"brown trout"
in 7 reviews
"snow mobiles"
in 3 reviews
"arctic char"
in 7 reviews
"snowmobile tour"
in 2 reviews
"caught fish"
in 2 reviews
"prior to arrival"
in 2 reviews
"day trip"
in 5 reviews
"great company"
in 2 reviews
"golden circle tour"
in 2 reviews
"great fun"
in 2 reviews
"northern iceland"
in 2 reviews
"matthias"
in 4 reviews
"outfit"
in 3 reviews
"fished"
in 5 reviews
"casting"
in 3 reviews
"waders"
in 2 reviews
"gear"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed April 9, 2018

I just returned from a fantastic fishing adventure with friends. Those friends just happen to work for Iceland Fishing Guide. Matti' and Begi's enthusiasm for trout and char fishing, appreciation of Iceland's natural beauty and infectious sense of humor made the sub zero (celcius) temps...More

Thank swingfly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Matthías Þór H, Owner at Iceland Fishing Guide, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Wow thank you so much Duncan for the review, hope to see you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Excellent snowmobile tour, the operators are helpful and well organised, providing decent instruction on how to use the snow mobiles. The equipment was all in good working order. We had a clear day with beautiful views over Akureyri!

Thank John S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Great day with good company, Matthias and Ragna were perfect hosts willing to help and full of advise. Great fun even for the experienced fisherman watching brown trout and char taking your lure through a 100mm hole in the ice. Highly recommended in addition to...More

Thank petergrimwade1965
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Cannot thank Matthias and his wife Ragna enough for an unbelievable first time experience of Ice Fishing, we were taken to lake and used snow mobiles for transport to our location, all equipment was supplied and we caught a selection of Artic Char and Brown...More

Thank stevieando1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Matthias also runs a snowmobile tour which we took. He took us to the mountains overlooking akureyri and it was a great experience to try something new. He had another person trailing us in case we needed help in the inclines. Overall great tour.

Thank hippiereturns
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Mat is a keen fisherman and adviser, easy to make friend with. He will never let you down and knows what does service means. The fishing? Beyond all expectation!

Thank Guillaume M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Spent 12 days in Iceland and saw many amazing places a long the way. For 3 days my son and I fished with Matthias Hakonorson. What a great experience!! I have fished a long time and with a lot of guides and Matt is one...More

Thank steelhead2914
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 15, 2017

My experience on the Eyjafardara River with Guide Matti Heioar, I found very rewarding. Matti's ability to network with other guides and local fisherman provided me with a top of the line, two days of fishing. I would recommend anyone looking to fish these perfect...More

1  Thank gopherwhole
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Matthías Þór H, Owner at Iceland Fishing Guide, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Hey Mike Great to hear about your experience with Marino Heiðar (Matti Guss) this summer. I appreciate your feedback and hope to have you back fishing with us in 2018.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 30, 2017

I rarely write negative reviews, but given that Iceland is not a place one goes very often, don't make the mistake of spending money on these guys. Especially if you are with a group. They will even put one single guide with 4 to 5...More

1  Thank Ramiro L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Matthías Þór H, Owner at Iceland Fishing Guide, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Hey Ramiro Sorry to hear about your bad experience, I was not aware of your booking until you called me the night before your fishing tour as I was out guiding. I have however reviewed the communication between you and our office along with speaking...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We had a wonderful fishing experience in Iceland at the end of June. Our guide, Kristan was terrific—experienced, flexible, charming, accommodating, and most of all—we caught fish! Just what we hoped: char and brown trout. It was terrific. We fished with a 13 year old...More

Thank Bostoncaroline
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Matthías Þór H, Owner at Iceland Fishing Guide, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Hey Caroline Great to hear about you experience with Kristinn, our main South Iceland guide. We will be in Marlborough again next year and it would be great to see you there, hope to have you joining us again in the future for one of...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Akureyri
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
806 reviews
.23 miles away
Hotel Edda Akureyri
247 reviews
.28 miles away
Hotel Akureyri
215 reviews
.48 miles away
Hotel Kea by Keahotels
673 reviews
.54 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Kaffi Ilmur
480 reviews
.56 miles away
Rub 23
886 reviews
.53 miles away
Blaa Kannan Cafe
299 reviews
.56 miles away
Strikid
666 reviews
.59 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
666 reviews
.50 miles away
Akureyrarkirkja
330 reviews
.39 miles away
Hof Cultural and Conference Center
29 reviews
.71 miles away
Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery
10 reviews
.55 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
ade2e
February 6, 2018|
Answer
Response from Matthías Þór H | Property representative |
The snowmobile ride itself takes 1 hour and the travel to and from the mountain along with getting suited up about another hour. We use different locations depending on the snow layers, lately we have been using the... More
0
Votes
victoryleigh17
March 8, 2017|
Answer
Response from Matthías H | Property representative |
Most of our rivers are catch and release.
0
Votes
;