Leira river in Leirarsveit – Iceland Outfitters

Leira river in Leirarsveit


Leira river is a beautiful, 2 rod salmon and sea trout river, located in Leirarsveit, approx. 40 min from Reykjavik. Leira river is a small and sensitive river with very beautiful surroundings. The river is about 4 km long with 24 named pools. Leira river is fly only and all fish has to be released.

  • Sea trout season: April 1st – May 15th
  • Salmon season: July 10th – October 10th

The Leira river lodge

There is a small and a cosy, self-catering cottage standing on the riverbank, which makes this the ideal location for good friends or families who want to stay near the capital.

The cottage has one twin bedroom, a sleeping loft for 2 people and a sleeping sofa for 1-2 people. There are a lot of things to see and explore nearby.


  • Self service
  • Region: West Iceland
  • Distance from Reykjavik: 60km
  • Fishing map:
    Click for a map of the best fishing spots
  • Fishing time:
    12 hours a day, 6 hours in the morning and 6 in the afternoon / evening.
  • Recommended flies:
    Sea-trout: All kind of streamers with pink, black, yellow ,orange colors. Salmon: Red and black frances, sunray shadow and all small flies.
  • Recommended tackles:
    Single hand rod, 9-10 foot, floating line 5-7 weight.

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