East Rangá is one of the best known salmon river in Iceland.  It is located in the South of Iceland and between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvollur, in about 70 min drive from Reykjavik. The river has been number one or two for the last 10 years in the number of salmon caught in Iceland.  This has made East Rangá one of the most populare salmon river in Iceland.

The beautiful river is fished with a double handed rod and is easily accessible for most anglers, no advanced wading is required.  East Rangá has a very loyal clientele who fish the river every year, but it is also quite populare amongst beguinners, families and corporate groups.

Fishing is on eight beats over a 22 km stretch of river offering a nice variety of waters and lots of space.

The river and its suroundings is beautiful and gives anglers energy and feeds their soul.  Mountain Hekla, the legendary volcano, is in plain view and  gives good energy to everyone around it.

Number of salmon caught per week
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
4-11/7 24 209 72 140 71 181 90 42 49
11-17/7 81 246 166 389 80 241 184 118 111
18-24/7 350 311 275 466 322 246 207 203 130
25-31/7 692 771 318 492 342 522 525 195 224
01-08/8 783 1269 411 433 729 486 563 319 349
08-14/8 758 856 714 746 718 95 653 429 553
15-21/8 955 893 461 704 549 162 504 302 499
22-28/8 517 540 409 910 400 230 338 162 194
29/8-4/9 538 504 387 451 345 157 466 40 228

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Location: South of Iceland, about 95 km from Reykjavik. Take Highway 1 South towards Selfoss. Drive through Selfoss towards Hella. Drive through Hella towards Hvolsvöllur.  A few hundred meters before Hvolsvöllur is a sign on your left hand side that says Eystri Rangá Veiðihús. Turn left at that sign and drive a few hundred meters and turn left where there is a fork on the road, then you see the lodge at your left hand side. The lodge is a complex, comprised of 8 buildings, combined with veranda.

Fishing season: June 24th to September 3rd.
Prime time: July 10th to August 25th
Average catch: 5 year average 4867 (16 rods)
Average size of fish: 5-6 lbs.
Fishing hours:
June 23rd –July 31st   07:00-13:00 & 16:00-22:00
August 1st – September 15th 07:00-13:00 & 15:00-21:00
Guide: One per two rods
Lodge: Full service lodge, private room with bathroom to each rod, living room, dining room, bar, jacuzzi, wader drying room.
Tackle: Double handed rods 13 – 15′, weight 9-11, sink tip lines recommended.
Best flies: East Rangá is cold and fishes best with tubes, ¼ – 1 inch, sink tips are a must but sometimes smaller tubes and/or regular flies can be the most effective. The best flies for East Rangá are.
Bismo (light tube – Local Fly)
SunRay Shadow (1 inch)
Snaelda (¼ – ½ inch)
Black & Blue (½ inch, cone head)
Collie Dog (½ – 1 inch)
Pool Fly (local fly)

As in other rivers, late summer as temperature drops the tubes get bigger/heavier. The same patterns apply, just a little heavier.

Maps: East Ranga 1-3 ; East Ranga 4-7 ; East Ranga 8-9 

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Clothing: In spite of the relatively mild climate, you should bring warm clothing and, most importantly, quality rain-wear and a windcheater. Please check out the average temperature table here below. Chest waders and wading shoes. Nicer clothes to wear for dinner.

Tackle disinfection: Iceland has always been free of diseases like UDN and Gyrodactylus salaris and we intend to keep it that way. There is a strict policy of visiting anglers having their tackle sterilized before coming to Iceland. This should be done in a 2% formaldehyde solution for 10 minutes and performed by a veterinary surgeon. (Tackle sterilized in Virkon S is also acceptable.) A signed inventory of what has been sterilized should be provided by the vet for presentation to the customs officers at Keflavik airport. The most important items to be treated are: rods, reel/line, waders and flies.
The process can be carried out by staff at Keflavik airport. The office is located at the far side of the baggage reclaim hall, downstairs in the airport. Just notify one of the personnel in the area that you need your tackle disinfected and they will have a member of the staff come and complete the process. The price for one fishing set is 5.000 Icelandic kronas.

Flights
There are many airlines that offer a scheduled flights to Iceland. Icelandic based airlines are:
Icelandair, www.icelandair.is
Wow Air, www.wow.is

Documentation & Visas
Citizens from the European Economic Area (comprising the EU, Switzerland and Liechtenstein), US and Canada need only a passport valid for at least three months after the planned date of arrival to enter Iceland for up to three months.

Currency: Icelandic Krona. Visa and Eurocard/Mastercard credit cards and Maestro and Visa Electron are accepted widely.

Language: Icelandic, but Icelanders speak English as well.

Electricity. Most facilities operate on 220-wolt, 50-cycle system. A Converter will be necessary for any electrical items that require a 110-volt, 60-cycle system.

Duty-free: Allowed on arrival one of the following choices:
1 lither of alcohol and 1 lither of wine.
1 lither of alcohol and 6 lither of beer.
1 lither of wine and 6 lither of beer.
One carton of cigarettes can be brought in to the country per person

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Good to know:
Daylight                            Sunrise                            Sunset
May                                     3:55 AM                    10:12 PM
June                                    2:42 AM                    11:32 PM
July                                     3.23 AM                     11:00 PM
August                                4:58 AM                       9:22 PM
September                         6:29 AM                       7:33 PM
October                              7:55 AM                       5:48 PM

Average temperature:
          °C                            °F
May                                        7, 2                         44, 9
June                                      13, 1                       55, 6
July                                       15, 2                        59, 4
August                                  13, 3                        55, 9
September                            13, 0                       55, 4
October                                  6,1                         43,0
In case of an emergency dial 112, but guide and lodge staff will be insistence for any problems that might occur.
If you want to hire fishing equipment, please send us the name and the shoe-size for each individual. And please let us know if a single or double handed rod is preferred.
 Please note that fly casting instruction can be arranged by your guide: please let us know to give him advance time.

Location

WEST RANGA 32

Our lovely 770 sqm exclusive fishing lodge centrally located at the river offering a panoramic view of the spectacular snow-capped volcano Hekla. The lodge complex is comprised of 8 buildings, all combined with 1500 sqm veranda, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Guests are accommodated in tastefully furnished double rooms with a private bath. One main building houses with the kitchen and spacious dining area where gourmet meals are served.

The second main building houses a spacious living room with a full service bar. There are 18 double rooms with a private bathroom with a shower

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