Northern River Fishing fly fisherman in big laxa

Northern River Fishing

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 Atlantics 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 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.

The river that we fish depends on season and availability but options include: Big Laxá, Reykjá, Mýrakvísl, Eyjafjarðará, and many more


07:00 Pick up at Akureyri/Húsavík area

08:00 Start fishing at Big Laxá

13:00 Lunch

16:00 Fish the Big Laxá

22:00 Transfer back to Akureyri/Húsavík.

What’s included?

 Transportation to and from Akureyri/Húsavík

 Fishing licenses

 Private guide

 Fishing rods, fishing flies, and lures


What do I need to bring?

 Traditional waterproof outdoor clothing is recommended



Price from:
Single angler: Price from 150.000isk
2 anglers: Price from 185.000isk

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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.