The river Sog (more commonly Sogið) is a river in the southwest of Iceland. It runs from Lake Þingvallavatn for 21.9 kilometers (13.6 mi) to its confluence with the river Hvítá, forming the river Ölfusá which then runs for another 25 km into the Atlantic Ocean. A large river by Icelandic standards, its average discharge is 110 m3/s (3,900 cu ft/s).
Historically the Sog was one of the best Atlantic Salmon rivers in Iceland, but years of poor management led to dwindling numbers of salmon. In recent years, with the introduction of catch and release practices, the river has seen a slow but steady improvement. Although the Atlantic salmon tend to be the main prize sought by anglers fishing the river it also holds a good number of Arctic Char, resident Brown Trout, and Sea-run Brown trout.
Is a 3-rod, 5.6km beat that historically is the most productive salmon beat on the river. The Asgard beat in the river Sog is well known for large salmon, ideal for fly fishing, floating lines, and riffling hitch works very well. As well as excellent Salmon fishing the beat offers also has a healthy population of Arctic Char.
The lodge is very cozy and comfortable and well equipped.
It’s 100 square meters and has a large veranda with views over the river. There is a Jacuzzi on the veranda and inside you will find a sauna room – perfect for relaxation after the fishing.
Equipped with a full kitchen with a fridge, microwave, and conventional stove plus oven, and large freezer. If you prefer a good old BBQ there is both coal and a gas one.
The lodge has 3 twin bedrooms and one suite all with a private bathroom. There is a large living room and a toilet with a shower.
Distance from Reykjavík:
Trout: 1. April - 1. June, Salmon 28. June - 30. September
Number of rods:
Double handed rods. 7-9 weight
The best flies:
Sunray, hitch tubes, Frances cone, Green butt
Easy - Wading can be tricky in the heavy current of the river