ION Beats of Lake Thingvallavatn 2016

  This was my third year visiting these now famous pieces of water. You can read about my first time here and my second time here with an in-depth explanation of the lake, the fish and how it all fits together as well as how this extraordinary fishing phenomenon exists. The purpose of this short blog is to really re-affirm …

Iceland 2014 – Part III – Fishing on the Moon – Trout and Char fishing in the Highlands…

June 15-18: Fishing on the Moon Tungnaa Char and Trout Tarquin:   We headed east from Thvera, through part of Reykjavik and back on the E6 towards Selfoss where we stocked up on snacks and Skyr (superb yoghurt – http://siggisdairy.com/faq/skyr) for the fishing days to come. Then inland to the highlands, through the lowland meadow Icelandic pony farms and then, with …

Iceland 2014 – Part II – Some of the western salmon rivers…two visits to the north…

June 8 – 10: Nordura – one of Iceland’s best salmon rivers… Ben:   As we drove home from Black Rocks we decided to complete the circle around the lake and took the west road, which took us past the ION Hotel and the scene of our great night at the river mouth but it also took us past the little …

Iceland 2014 – Part I – Huge Trout of Lake Thingvallavatn and Char of the Bruar River…

Frontiers has had Iceland at its heart since 1972 when we began to advise clients about the incredible Atlantic salmon fishing there. In June, a small team was put together to head to Iceland again to link up with old salmon fishing friends and to explore new and wild trout and char fishing options. The technical equipment was a far …

Fishing the Thvera, Iceland, 15th to 18th July 2013

Paul is 85. He and his wife have been wonderful clients of Frontiers for over twenty years. They have become great friends as we have plotted and planned various expeditions over the years. Last year Paul joined my private party on Sela but his hip gave him some serious trouble towards the end of the trip. Paul understandably questioned his …

Guest for Opening of the Kjarra on Thvera Kjarra June 2013

It seems longer but it was only a year ago to the day that I first visited Thvera/Kjarra with my friend Ingo Asgeirsson, the new leaseholder after 32 years, along with his partners David Masson and Halldor Hafsteinsson. We did not fish on that occasion because Ingo was not yet in charge, therefore we were just having a look around …

Seydisfjordur.

Travelling through Iceland – 2012 – Neskaupstadur – Akureyri

The journey out of Neskaupstadur was looking grim with very low cloud. My view was gone by morning. But as I left things improved a bit and I was able to see some wonderful views down the fjord and overlooking Eskifjordur. My destination was Egilsstadir and then on to Seydisfjordur which I had heard was another wonderful drive and outpost …

Mossy lava fields with massive mountains in the background.

Travelling Through Iceland – 2012 – Vik to Egilsstadir (Neskaupstadur)

The internet in the room was so slow, it was not worth using but I discovered it was fine at the dining room so I did my email and posted by blog and left later than I hoped. Leaving Vik, one enters the volcanic lava fields which go for miles, only punctuated by glacial rivers that make their way to …