Late Summer Salmon River
This small two-rod river runs through the beautiful valley of Þjórsárdalur. The crystal clear river is a tributary of Þjórsá and is one of the main spawning grounds for the Atlantic salmon of the upper Þjórsá. Despite its small size, the Sandá produces several salmon over 20 pounds every year. The best fishing tends to be late summer, usually around mid-august through September. Two rods are allowed in Sandá, fly only and catch and release.
Fishing is best done with single-handed rods, 6-8 weight, and primarily with surface flies(sunray, collie dog, hitch, etc) or small traditional salmon flies(black and blue, Metallica, Monroe killer, etc).
Sandá also has a sizable run of Sea-run Brown Trout as well as the occasional Arctic Char
Distance from Reykjavík:
20.July- 30. September
Number of rods:
Single handed #6-8
The best flies:
Salmon tubes and flies. Collie dog, hitch , Frances cone