Stengelsen Camp, the lower of the three fishing lodges

A Winter Visit to the Alta…

…Oslo, Northern Lights, Snowmobiling, Ice Hotel and the Atlantic Salmon Conference I fished Alta for my twenty-fifth season in July of 2015 and have always wanted to visit in the winter. We have talked about it incessantly round the camp fire but reality meant never getting around to making a definitive plan. When I received the invitation from the Alta …

Sleepless in Iceland

Beating the clock, and chasing Atlantic salmon, in the land of fire and ice. by Evan McGlinn After returning from 12 days of fishing in Iceland, a few strange scribbles in my notebook said it all: Naked drone pilot Youngie’s fishing ghosts Lost camera in a trout volcano Minke whale appetizer In 30-some years of fly-fishing about the globe, I’ve ...

Sterilisation Update – Iceland

We headed to Iceland as guests for the opening of the Thvera river and decided that we would not have all of our tackle disinfected before our departure.   Our motive was to test the process of having it done at the airport on arrival, something we have not tried for a while. So on landing, after collecting our bags, we ...

A Fishing Phenomenon

…the giant, but catchable, trout of Lake Thingvallavatn There is an old Icelandic proverb “Fertile is water that runs under lava” that perhaps has its roots in the fertile waters of Lake Thingvallavatn. I have now had two extraordinary fishing experiences on this beautiful lake an hour from Iceland’s capital city Reykjavik and the easiest way to communicate them to ...