Trout fishing in Iceland
Laxárdalur is one of Iceland’s most famous trout fishing destinations. Famous for its flourishing numbers of large Brown Trout that can be caught with dry flies, nymphs or streamers.
The lower beat, Laxárdalur, features long flats where you will look to spot cruising or holding fish in the prime lies. The upper beat, Mývatnssveit, features more pocket water, fast riffles and braided runs, where a properly mended line will make your fly drift correctly and induce takes.
Laxárdalur is a perfect blend of Trout fishing in the wildest of places, with various techniques being used for large wild brown trout in good numbers. Be ready for an action-packed trip!
Laxárdalur trout fishing
The river is divided into two sections – Laxárdalur and Myvatnssveit. The Upper section consists of pocket water, fishing through these pockets looking for big fish, dry flies and nymphs are excellent here. The lower beat is wide own flats water, shallow and crystal clear. Here you will be sight fishing to cruising fish. Muddlers, dry flies are excellent here.
Although they are characteristically different, the numerous Brown Trout behave in the same way and look for midges, gnats and nymphs to gorge themselves on.
These fish are wild, strong and in great condition.
Basic fishing lodge with a comfortable, cosy style
Laxádalur lodge is very comfortable and purpose-built; 10 rooms each with twin beds make for a rustic feel to the lodge but very cosy vernal use rooms like a long area perfectly designed for fisherman to kick back and relax after a long day on the water.
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Day 1 – Home City to LOdge
- Fly from home city to Keflavik International Airport
- Taxi from Keflavik International to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Approx 1hrs ($80)
- Second flight to Husavik Airport. Approx 1hrs
- Transferred by a guide from Airport to Lodge.
- Overnight at Laxádurla Lodge
Day 2 – 4 – Fishing
- Commence days fishing at 9am with a guide
- Continue for 3 full days
Day 5 – Departure
- Transfer from lodge to Husavik
- Flight to Keflavik
- Continued flight to home city
- Continue with your own arrangements
Cost & Specifics
- Full board accommodation
- 1 Guide between 2 fishermen
- Fishing for three days
- Transfer from hotel to Lodge
- Transfers between airports
- Any extra hotel in Iceland outside of the Lodge
Do I need a visa to travel in Iceland?
You do not need a visa to travel to Iceland if you are a British Citizen. You will be granted 90 days free of charge upon arrival.
Do I need a hire car?
You do not need a hire car. We can organise transfer drivers to collect you from the lodge and hotels. Although if you would like more freedom, you may hire a car. All lodges have good road access.
What else can I do in Iceland?
Iceland has various activities to do, from visiting the Blue Lagoon, the Geysir or walking on glaciers. If you would like to add a variety of actives to your fishing trip, please contact us now.
How do I book this trip?
If you like what you see, the best thing to do is pick up the phone and give a team member a call. Alternatively, email us at email@example.com
We will be able to give you any extra information you may need, prices and availability.
Why choose LOOP Travel?
Loop travel has extensive teams worldwide, all working to give you the best possible advice when travelling the world in sort of top-class fly fishing. Our advice is totally free to you and booking with us comes at no extra cost.
Our years of experience between the teams and plethora of knowledge is second to known. Our team members know destinations backwards, having spent many years guiding, managing or fishing these lodges.
The Laxárdalur river perfect designed for trout fishing. We recommend using our 7X single-handed rods.
The correct clothing in Iceland is essential. We recommend our Tourne wading jacket and the correct laying systems underneath.
Laxárdalur is known to have a prolific amount hatched of flies and midges, which is one reason Trout fishing is exceptional. Our LOOP Mygg Jacket is an excellent product to have in your Backpack for the day.