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Arrival at Keflavik International Airport. On arrival you will enter the main reception area of Keflavik International Airport and continue downstairs to the Baggage Reclaim and Duty Free area. Having collected your bags and fishing equipment, you will pass through the customs zone and will be asked to disinfect any visible fishing gear you might have.

Transfer to Reykjavik/Reykjavik Domestic Airport:

Having passed through customs you will be met by your transfer driver (if you have requested one to be arranged for you by Iceland Fishing Guide), they will take you either to Reykjavik to overnight (less than one hour drive) or directly to Reykjavik Domestic Airport to catch a connecting flight to Akureyri.

Complimentary pickup from Akureyri airport is provided for arrivals at both 11:50 and 12:50. Should you need a custom pickup time on your arrival day, please note that a fee may apply.

Pre-Travel information for Iceland Fishing Guide:

When booking your transfers between Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik with Iceland Fishing Guide please remember to supply your flight details in full as early as possible.

Flying or driving to Akureyri:

With multiple daily flights offered by Air Iceland to Akureyri, there’s a chance you can continue your journey on the same day of arrival; otherwise, an overnight stay will be necessary. Feel free to reach out to us for hotel recommendations. Akureyri boasts numerous excellent restaurants and a comprehensive range of amenities, including Vinbudin, the sole alcoholic beverage vendor in Iceland. If you arrive before closing time, you may want to visit and purchase wine, beer, or spirits, noting the limited opening hours. Another option is to rent a car in Reykjavík and drive to Akureyri independently. You can either drive directly to our lodges or return the car in Akureyri and arrange for your guide to pick you up.

Departure day:

Transfer back to Akureyri is complimentary on departure day for the afternoon flight out of Akureyri, departing from the lodge at 13:00. Should you require a custom departure time, please note that there may be an associated charge.

Useful information for travel planning and other recommendations:

Icelandair, Iceland’s largest airline. Go to: To see their schedule from European or US cities. Air Iceland Is the domestic carrier from Reykjavik’s domestic airport to other major destinations in Iceland. Chartered Flight. Upon request, a chartered flight can be arranged to Akureyri from Reykjavik. Please contact Iceland Fishing Guide for details.

Icelandair operates both the international flights and domestic flights so if you are booking your flight with Iceland air then you can choose Akureyri as your destination and you can book the flights with the same baggage allowance. Their website is

Iceland Fishing guide Contact Details:

Emergency Numbers If you experience problems during travel, please feel free to call: Iceland Fishing Guide: +354-4499905. The number to dial for Icelandic emergency services is: Police & Ambulance: 112
Iceland Fishing Guide recommends that guests take out travel insurance and trip cancellation insurance. Please contact your insurance company for assistance. Thank you. We wish you safe travels, a fantastic visit to Iceland and tight lines. Have a great time at the river.

Alcoholic Beverages:

Alcoholic and soft drinks are not included as part of the fishing package. Alcoholic drinks are available at the lodge at reasonable prices. You can also purchase your alcoholic drinks in the “Vinbudin” Reykjavik, Akureyri, Egilsstadir, Vopnafjordur or Thorshofn.

Internet & Telephone:

The signal on all of our rivers is fairly good and there is free wifi in the lodges.

Gratuities & Currency:

Gratuity should be done in cash. It is normal for each fisherman to tip approximately $100 per day to their guide if they have a single guide while $50 for each angler if two people are sharing a guide. Gratuity to the house staff is $25 per person per day.
Please remember that the staff rely on tips as part of their income for the hard work and long days they work during our short season. Please do not feel obliged to tip unless you feel you have received an excellent level of service.

Self Drive Itinerary:

Many of our clients would like to spend a few days before or after the fishing trip exploring Icelands natural wonders. If you are planning to do this we can help out with all your planning, book a rental car, hotels and build the whole itinerary with reccomended places to see and explore.

Travel Insurance:

It is strongly advised by Iceland Fishing Guide for all anglers to acquire Medical Evacuation Insurance.

Global Rescue is the recommended provider for this service.

Additionally, it is highly encouraged to obtain Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance. For more details, please visit global rescue’s site and get a quote by clicking the logo below.

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