blanda IV

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Blanda IV

Blanda IV is the uppermost beat on the Blanda . The water is gin-clear and flows through a scenic canyon, with many delicate pools where a great number of salmon hold. It is a very popular beat with excellent catch-numbers and  known for its high amount of MWS salmon caught every summer.

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General Information

Blanda IV is the uppermost beat on the Blanda, fished with three rods. Unlike the lower parts of the river, which are  glacial water with a milky blue tint, the Blanda IV water is gin-clear up until the Blanda reservoir in the highlands hits overflow. Unlike the pools on the lower beats of the Blanda, Beat IV  is comparatively delicate and can easily be fished with a single-hand rod. 

Many anglers describe the Blanda IV as some of the most spectacular scenery they’ve  encountered while fishing in Iceland. The lower part of the beat is easily accessible by car but the canyon is demanding terrain mostly accessible by foot. Walking down the Rugludalur canyon to fish for salmon is an unforgettable experience for every adventure-seeking angler. 

For years Blanda IV has been very popular amongst anglers because the fishing  is known be excellent, with a high proportion of MWS salmon caught.

Fishing Season

From June 20th to September 20th.

Prime Time

Mid July to mid August.

Recommended Flies

Black and Red Francis, Collie Dog, Black Sheep, Sunray Shadow, cone heads and tube flies.

Recommended Tackle

Single-handed rods, floating lines.

Blanda IV Lodge

At this lodge we offer our anglers a tucked away farm house right along the salmon fishing beat. The accommodation is very remote, and provides anglers with six twin beds and the option of a sleeping sofa if additional guests would like to join. The gin clear river is accessible by foot from the lodge. All necessary amenities are provided, and despite the remote location, an internet connection is available. The newly renovated lodge has a nice kitchen area and a beautiful patio overlooking the river with a BBQ grill. All beds will be made and towels provided.

Blanda IV FAQ

We welcome rod sharers on all our rivers as well as non fishers. We can also offer our guests extra rooms depending on availability

Yes, disinfection must be carried out by a veterinarian from the country of embarkation and a certificate of disinfection presented to local custom officer upon arrival to Iceland. If a certificate cannot be obtained, the fishing equipment must be handed to customs officers upon entering the country for immediate disinfection at owner’s expense.

We kindly ask our guests to adhere to the check in schedules specified here on the website or in the brochures in order for our staff to be able to adequately prepare the lodge for your arrival.

In Iceland English is widely spoken by the locals and can be referred to as a second language.

The Blanda IV is absolutely gin clear although the water can of course be impacted by rain like other rivers. 

We recommend fishing single handed rods as the river can be quite delicate and lighter lines can help anglers avoid spooking fish.

Blanda IV is the uppermost beat on the Blanda, however once the runs of salmon reach its peak around mid July, the salmon are remarkably fast in running the river. Middle of July into August would be considered prime time. 

The Blanda IV beat is primarily fished from land due to its delicate nature. However in order to properly navigate the beat anglers might be required to cross the river. Additionally, the river is very fertile and the bottom and its rocks get very slippery as the summer progresses. For this reason we strongly advise nailed wading boots and a wading stick for those used to them.

266 km

Approx. 3 hours, 26 min.

64°45’07″N 21°20’41″W

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