Northern River Fishing – General Information
Experience fly fishing in the exclusive and world-famous Big Laxa river or one of its tributaries and surrounding rivers on our Northern River Fishing tour. This river has long been renowned by anglers around the world for its world-class brown trout and Atlantic salmon. Whether you are swinging salmon flies for large Atlantic’s, or casting delicate dry flies for rising trout, it is a place that will not disappoint.
Laxá in Aðaldalur, or Big Laxa, is a world-class brown trout and salmon stream for fly fishermen only. It is often said to be the best brown trout river in Europe. The river is located in Aðaldalur in northern Iceland, 480 km (300 miles) from the capital, Reykjavik. Big Laxa is a very fertile river that is home to a huge stock of brown trout that average of 3-4 lbs. However, 6-8 lbs specimens are not uncommon, and even bigger trout are caught every season, the biggest browns weighing in at 10-13 lbs. This river is ideal for dry fly fishing, but upstream fishing with strike indicators and nymphs can also be effective. In July, monster Atlantic Salmon starts running into the river from the ocean.
07:00 Pick up at Akureyri/Húsavík area
08:00 Start fishing at Big Laxá
16:00 Fish the Big Laxá
22:00 Transfer back to Akureyri/Húsavík.
Transportation to and from Akureyri/Húsavík
Fishing rods, fishing flies and lures
What do I need to bring?
Traditional waterproof outdoor clothing is recommended
The price per person is $460
The price for a guide is (mandatory) $720 (four people can share guide)