Big laxá brown trout

Big Laxá-Árbót

Árbót Private Beat

Árbót beat on the Big Laxá is an extraordinary beat with great character and offers an excellent option for those looking for bigger brown trout and salmon. It is 3,7 km (2.2 miles) long and limited to two to four rods depending on the time of year. It has many beautiful pools that sport both trout and salmon. The season runs from April 1st to September 20th.
Trout fishing on Árbót is consistent the whole season but the salmon usually show up at end of June or the start of July.

From April 1st until June 20th 4 rods are allowed on the beat, after June 20th only 2 rods are allowed.

Vörðuholt Lodge

Vörðuholt is an excellent self-catered or full-service lodge (upon request) set on a hillside overlooking the Big Laxa, some spectacular snowcapped mountains, and the beautiful Aðaldalur valley. There are three rooms with twin beds, as well as a kitchen, living room, dining room, outdoor deck, and hot tub. There are many activities and places of interest to visit
for non-anglers, including whale watching, Dettifoss waterfall, Lake Mývatn, horse riding, and river rafting. This makes Árbót the perfect holiday for anglers bringing their families to Iceland.

Package options

We offer several options for Árbót packages, including:
Fully guided, full board at the Vörðuholt lodge, all transfer.
Self-guided and self-catering at Vörðuholt lodge.

The Árbót beat and Vörðuholt lodge are sold in a minimum of 2-day slots.
The entire beat and lodge are always sold together so you have the whole area so you never share with another group.

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  • Easy – Very little hiking required, easy for every one.
  • Modrate – Some hiking required.
  • Hard – Strenuous hiking require, good physical conditions required.
  • Mixed – Some easy access areas and others that require hiking.