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SELF ESCORTED FISHING TOUR
From Egilsstadir
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5 nights, car for 6 days
Raufarhofn and
Melrakkasletta
 FISHING in LAKES:
Ytra Deildarvatn -Hraunhafnarvatn-Aedarvatn
 and Sea Angling

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Visit village Raufarhofn next to Melrakkasletta has been an authorized trading post since 1836 and fishing, fish processing and commerce are the main bases of livelihood. During the so-called herring years in the seventies, Raufarhofn was one of the most important ports for unloading, processing and the export of herring products. The plateau Melrakkasletta (Arctic Fox Plain) is the northernmost part of the mainland, almost on the arctic circle and closest to the midnight sun.

ITINERARY

Day 1. Pick up the car today and drive to Raufarhofn via via Hellisheidi Eastri to Vopnafjordur: The name Vopnafjordur applies to a bay in the northeast and a village on it, which develloped around an ancient trading post. The main bases of living are fishing, fish processing and commerce. Then througe Bakkafjordur: It received its trade authorization in 1885 and the bases of livelihood are fishing, fish processing, commerce and services rendered to the agricultural surroundings., Then throug Thorshofn: It is situated on the peninsula Langanes, which narrows like a spear point toward northeast and its fowling cliffs have been and still are a means of sustenance for the those, who live there.
Continuing to Raufarhofn, Overnight there for the next 4 nights.


Day 2. Fishing In lake
Ytra Deildarvatn
Lake Deildarvatn has an area of 1,3 km². It is rather shallow and situated 38 m above sea level. Its catchment area includes the rivers Fremri-Deildara and Oldua and a few brooks. Its discharge, river Deildara, one of the finest salmon rivers of the Northeast, spills into the sea. The distance from the main road (85) to the lake is 4,5 km and it is accessible by car from the airstrip east of the lake and from the farmstead Holl. The landscape around the lake is boggy. The lake abounds in fish, lake char and brown trout (1-2 pounders). Salmon run through it to enter the upper part of river Deildara.The bait: Fly, spoon and worm.

Day
3.
Sea Angling from Raufarhofn
The fishermen there are expert sea anglers and can smell the richest fishing grounds from far away. Their boats are specially equipped for the purpose and the catch belongs to the anglers.  Beware, it might be too much to carry home. The chef at the guesthouse or boat captain can preparing a good meal from the catch upon request.

Day 4. Fishing In lake Hraunhafnarvatn and lake Aedarvatn
Lake Hraunhafnarvatn has an area of 3,4 km². It is situated 2 m above sea level and its greatest depth is 3 m. River Hraunhafnara enters it from the south and it is discharged through the narrow gravel reef Hestamol.
Road no. 85 passes along the northern shoreline. The lake abounds in lake char (½-2 pounders) and brown trout (1-4 pounders). The Brown Trout is mainly caught at the mouth of river Hraunhafnara, where the anglers have to walk.
The bait: Fly, spoon and worm.
Lake Aedarvatn it is rather shallow and situated 35 m above sea level. The landscape around the lake is boggy. The lake abounds in fish, lake char and brown trout (1-3 pounders). Lake Aedarvatn is only appr. 5 Km. Southwest from Hotel Raufarhofn. The area abounds in many species of breeding and visiting birds, a real paradise for birdwatchers. The bait: Fly, spoon and worm.

Day 5. National Park Jokulsargljufur
Drive from Raufarhofn to National Park Jokulsargljufur, t
his park was established in 1973. Its area covers 150 km² and a 35 km long stretch along the western side of the glacial river Jokulsa. The northernmost part, Asbyrgi, was incorporated in 1978. The river canyons are about 25 km long and resemble the Grand Canyons in Arizona.
Overnight in the area

Day 6. Egilsstadir
Drive to Egilstadir via Dettifoss. Dettifoss is the southernmost part of the National Park Jokulsargljufur and the canyon below is a miniature replica of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. then Continu to Egilsstadir
Accommodation in
Egilsstadir at hotel or guesthouse by your choice (optional)

INCLUDED:
5 nights accommodation, rooms with shared or private facilities in farmhouses,  breakfast
Rental car for
6 days - unlimited mileage and CDW.
Fishing, one day in Lake
Ytra Deildarvatn, one day in Lake Hraunhafnarvatn and in  Lake Aedarvatn
one day Sea Angling.

Good road map and suggested itinerary

NOT INCLUDED:
Accommodation in hotel or guesthouse in Egilsstadir
Single room supplement

Operation June 1st to August 31st
Price from Ikr.
 48.920.-  Per person
(
4 adults in a car type B)

* Prices can change without notice due to currency fluctuation

Price per person - Shared facilites

Group of car

       

5 nights, car for 6 days, fishing 3 days

A

B

S

N

G

I

1 adult in a car

92.900

96.850

111.015

105.720

137.895

192.735

2 adults in a car

59.600

61.340

  68.420

  65.720

  81.860

 109.280

3 adults in a car

51.900

53.060

  57.780

  55.980

  66.750

  85.020

4 adults in a car

 

48.920

  52.460

  51.110

  59.180

  72.890

5 adults in a car

   

  49.340

  46.188

  54.644

  65.612

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Child, 2 - 11 years, when sharing a room with 2 adults, extra from ISK. 13.500.-
Private bathroom, extra cost per person from, ISK 9.900.-
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with shared facilities ISK 10.675.-
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 17.275.-

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