Langa river

Langa is one of the better known salmon rivers in Iceland. Langa is a productive grilse river, it offers challenging, technical fishing with small flies and great variety of fishing water. Langa is 36 km long with 93 named pools. Located in the south west or the same area as Nordura it offers all what Icelandic salmon rivers are famous for. Langa is an absolutely beautiful river.

Langa has been fished by the british since the early 1900’s, and has had a huge amount of work done to it, in terms of fish ladders and other devices to improve its course for salmon to run.

The Langa fishes 12 rods in July and August and is best fished with a single handed rod, small hitched flies such as mini Sunray Shadows, Langa Fancy and Arndilly Fancy are the most popular. As the Langa originates in Lake Langavatn it always has a dependable flow of water and is one of the few Icelandic rivers that is truly consistent in a dry summer. The Langa remains one of the most naturally productive rivers in Iceland.

Langa offers 36 km of fishing water, double bank, 93 pools. The lodge offers good food and service to anglers.

Accommodation: Langá lodge

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West Iceland

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12 bedroom lodge by Langá river

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From 21. June to 24. September

Prime time

From early July to mid August



Recommended flies

Frances, Collie dog, and most flies in sizes 8-16, Hitch tubes and micro hitch, spring fishing and also when the water rise it is good to bring few frances tubes, Snælda, big sunray.

Recommended tackles

Single handed Rod, floating line weight 6-8

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Last updated: 11/01/2018 09:15:01 via Icelandic Meteorological Office