Laugardalsá river – Iceland Outfitters

Laugardalsa river


Laugardalsá is one of the best rivers on the West coast of Iceland and the river has long been known as one of the best three rod rivers to fish for salmon. It offers a superb and private fishing experience.

Its in a very remote area, so you have the valley and the river all to yourselves and offers 6 km of fishing. The salmon in Laugardalsá river are strong and fit, the majority range from 4-7 pounds, but there are also a good number of multi winter salmon weighing 8-15 pounds.

Even on a slow day the Laugardalsá river leaves an angler content as he will have seen plenty of fish and probably enjoyed some action. A good day leaves an angler exhausted! Peak weeks of the season will offer catches comparable to the best salmon rivers in Iceland. It is the perfect 2 to 3 rod river, easy to fish and full of fish. Laugardalsá is a great choice for small groups looking for exclusive fishing in an intimate setting.

The landscape of the Westfjords is breathtaking with great mountains rising up from the sea. The region itself is steeped in it’s history of witchcraft and magic and the area offers many places of interest for non-fishers.

This sensitive river is best fished by anglers who use very small flies, particularly small hitched micro tubes. The river has two distinct parts to it; one is fast flowing riffles and rapids which is the perfect riffling hitch water and the other is the slow gliding character of the upper river. Both are very exciting to fish and produce wonderful results. Be well prepared , but all you need in fact is the lighter tackle, full floater, long leader 3 – 4 meters of 8 – 10lbs breaking strength, hitch tubes, micro tubes and your small flies in the box 10 – 16, will do the job, lots of stripping.

Laugardalsá is one of the top salmon rivers in Iceland, this 2.5 rod river provides 300 – 500 salmon in a short season, in a matter of only 75 days.

The Laugardalsa river lodge

Cosy self catering lodge with 3 double bedrooms, nice kitchen with all cooking facilities, living room and a gas barbecue on the veranda.


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