As the country’s longest and most powerful river, it is no surprise that the salmon ascending the Blanda’s numerous chutes and rapids are among Iceland’s strongest. Widely recognized as Iceland’s best June river, the Blanda fishes from June 6 through September 20. Blanda fish average about 10 pounds but fish over 20 pounds are not uncommon and part of the appeal of this large challenging river. Blanda’s riverfront lodge is a full service operation that features twelve double bedrooms with private baths. Anglers fish two per guide and spaces are limited.
Blanda River, Iceland Documentation:
U.S. citizens only need a passport valid for at least three months after planned date of arrival to Iceland.
2017 Rate: $1,492-$2,157 per person, per day for a full rod or $942-$1,274 per person for a shared rod
Included: Accommodations and meals at Blanda Beat 1 Lodge, transfers between Reykjavik and the lodge, shared guide, Hotel Holt w/breakfast, Hotel Borg w/breakfast, Super Jeep tour, East Ranga lodge and Hotel Skaftafell.
Not Included: Airfare, alcohol, soft drinks, juices, selected activities, staff & guide gratuities.
Species: Atlantic Salmon
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