Experience wild salmon fishing at a private island in the south coast of iceland - Nature and Food
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From May 15th to September 15th
Salmon dinner for guests on open fire. Vegetarian options available.
Breakfast is included
For longer stays, additional dinner options can be arranged.
About the Experience
Come visit my private island in a glacial river. Participate in catching wild salmon in the tradition of local farmers, using a net. Experience the sustainable and restricted island in the wide and historic glacier river. Get close to the Island’s unspoiled nature and participate in island life for either a full day of activities and dinner or experience it several days and nights staying in a yurt.
I will ferry you over the river to the island. There, I will take you and your group to the glamping site (glamorous camping), show you around and help you to get settled. Then, you will have about an hour to take in the surroundings before I will gather the group to check the nets and take in the catch of the day.
After the excitement of catching the salmon, I will make sashimi right there on the riverbank as a starter to a three-course feast. After the sashimi, we will walk and take an island tour where I will tell you about the life and history of the land and its surroundings: spanning all the way from the first settlers of Iceland. A bonfire will be lit and wooden coals prepared for the grill. Together, we will continue the three-course meal which will include the freshly caught wild salmon cooked over an open fire, in addition to wild-harvested native herbs and vegetables.
Sharing stories by the fire is a great way to end the day. On a cold or rainy day, guests will enjoy sitting around the fireplace in the Mongolian yurt, which is used as the common area for guests staying at the island. After August 1, the salmon fishing goes down somewhat so it is not guaranteed that there will be salmon in the nets after that date. However, there are fresh potatoes and other vegetables in the garden which the guests will have the pleasure of picking for dinner.
For accommodation, three private Yurts are available and each can sleep two adults and two children (free of charge for children).
- One night in a Yurt for 2 people: ISK 33,000 per person, dinner experience and breakfast included.
- A private day tour with the dinner experience for 10 people minimum: ISK 19,800 per person.
- Private night/s for up to 6 people and the whole island is yours (dinner experience and breakfast included): please contact for reservation.
The Yurts are fully made up with down bedspreads and offer a unique and unusual experience, with breathtaking views of the river and Eyjafjallajökull glacier. You maybe lucky and experience the Northern Lights come out over the island (from late September to mid April).
You can choose to rent one individual Yurt, or all three for exceptional privacy and seclusion. For an extra-special experience, guests can rent the big/main yurt as a private entity. Tailored to both personal preferences and every group’s individual dynamic, each visit is sure to be unique; and every visitor is free to go and explore the island on their own.
Come lie in the tall grasses and experience the true sense of seclusion and peacefulness that my island has to offer. The island is a place of stunning beauty, untouched by modern development.
After the 1st of August and through September, the fishing decreases, but the potatoes are fresh in the garden and there is always newly caught salmon in the fridge.
3 Yurts that sleep 2 adults and 2 children each.
A 30 square metre (323 square foot) yurt used as common area for guests to enjoy (can also be rented as a private accommodation).
Fire pit, shared toilets and shower. Wi-fi.
Stargazing and northern lights (northern lights season is from late September to mid April)
This experience takes place rain or shine
About the hosts
I spent summers on the island while growing up and I am now following my dream to build a sustainable and eco-friendly space using off-grid solutions.
Me and my sheepdog Skuggi are looking forward to welcoming you to the island.
The location of the island is 90 minute drive from Keflavik airport. Directions will be provided after booking. Or you can book transportation as an extra to the booking.