Galtalaekur river is a tributary of West Ranga river located approx. 100 km from Reykjavik. Galtalaekur river is gin clear trout stream, sensitive and produces some of Iceland biggest trout, up to 12 pounds. Galtalaekur is a catch and release river with only 2 rods, the stream runs 3 km and has 20 beautiful pools. It is a perfect fishing location for day tours from Reykjavik.

Galtalaekur is a great river to fish with small, nymphs or dry flies.


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South Iceland

Distance from Reykjavík

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From 1. April to 30. September


Recommended flies

small nymhs in natural colours size 10-16 and dry flies in natural colours

Recommended tackles

Single hand 9 foot 5 weight floating line

Fishing time

7-13 and 15-22

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Last updated: 13/01/2020 17:10:55 via Icelandic Meteorological Office