Brynjudalsá - A great river near Reykjavik

Written by Johann   
Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:50

Brynjudalsá is a small salmon river only 45 minutes away from the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. It is a great option for daytrips from the capital or couple of days of fishing. We can offer different kinds of accommodation for anglers in the area, from a summer lodge to a fully serviced hotel. The catch statistics are wonderful for this small river as its produces an average of 240 salmon last 5 years with last year finishing in 303 salmon. 

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Latest Highlights

28 October 2014

 Now the last big salmon rivers have closed we have the final tally from the Icelandic rivers in 2014. Overall it was a slow year, and especially so if you compare with the top year we had in 2013.

23 October 2014

Russia 2015.
This is our big fish destination on the Russia Kola Peninsula for 2015.
Kola river 6 - 13th June , 13 - 20th June and 20 - 27th June.
Lower Yokanga 19 - 26th June.
Middle Yokanga main camp 27th June to 4th Jul.
Varzina 13 -20th June.
This is all prime weeks at this well known big fish rivers on Kola Peninsula. Very few spots still available , contact Arni at or call me at +354 8983601.

22 October 2014

Now the Taimen season is closed in Mongolia and the fishing was truly amazing. The largest fish caught was a 147 cm beast , many were over 130cm.

The Taimen is considered one of the best sportfish in the world, a truly aggressive species that strike the fly on the surface and then all hell breaks loose.

22 October 2014

There just came available 1 rod at Blanda beat 1 12-16th July. The Blanda beat 1 is an early season river in Iceland which means this is the prime time at Blanda. The river is very known in Iceland for huge and powerful salmon. It is easily recommended as one of my favorite rivers in Iceland, there is something so spectacular knowing the big one can take at any time. I had some of my favorite moments at this river this season when catching my biggest one yet of 17 pounds. I also had to work for it as it was landed at a different pool over some big rocks, very challenging and memorable!

21 October 2014

Musk Ox in Greenland 2015. The Musk Ox quota is very limited in Greenland , please contact us now for planning your Greenland Musk Ox hunt for 2015. Arni , Mobile +354 8983601


Latest News

23 October 2014

Langadalsa in the westfjords of Iceland is a very interesting self-catering option. It is an ideal choice for a small group of friends wishing to have sole use of a river and the self-catering lodge for a few days. It is a perfect haven of peace and quiet which makes it one of our most sought after rivers. The average size of fish is quite impressive; around 9 lbs, but fish up to 20 lbs are seen each season.

14 October 2014

Crispy and sunny weather here in Iceland every day now. There is lots of geese around and every day we can spot more and more geese in our fields , both on the west coast and the south coast.  We have been fully booked all season so far , but we have now the first week of November available for 4 guns  , contact Arni at for further information or call me at +354 8983601.

25 September 2014

This one rod beat in Sogið, only 45 minute drive from Reykjavik, is perfect for those who don’t want to travel far from the capital for a couple of days of salmon fishing. The beat has the most salmon caught on the river per rod with around 100 to 150 salmon caught each year. It has a fantastic house that comes with the rod and plenty of activities in the area for all of the family.

The house has three bedrooms that room in all 6 people plus a loft with madrassas. This beat is very popular and gets sold up very quickly usually as it is a nice 1 rod beat with great price for the big house and perfect for a group of friends and family to relax.

24 September 2014

We had a great report from Pierre Affre fishing Stora Laxa this year, here is what he had to say about a week starting slow and getting so much better in a matter of days:

When we arrived at the lodge of Beat 1 & 2 on the 24 th of august, on the Stora Laxa,  I rushed for the log book only to see that only one grilse has been caught during the previous week. Last year, same time of year, there were some 80 salmons in the book, caught by four rods…No rain for 4 weeks and apparently poor runs in 2014 in most of icelandic rivers, were certainly  responsible for this lack of water and of fish…We had only 3 days on Stora Laxa with Peter, but then I was following for a whole week (27/8-2/9) with a group of 3 clients. From top of beat 2 to bottom of beat 1 (Kongbakki and the pool below), in the next two days , we didn’t see a fish or even rise one to our flies. Then for our last evening with Peter, Arni came to prepare an icelandic lamb BBQ, that he is a real expert…He told me not to worry too much about the week to come, as some little rain was forecasted in the next days , and that because most of the run in Stora Laxa is a late summer one, some fish should finally arrive in our beats.

17 September 2014

Only 45 minuted drive from the Capital Reykjavik is the Sog river. We can offer you trout fishing on our Asgardur beat all April , May and until the middle of June. The beat is exclusive to 3 rods only. The lodge is very comfortable and spacious, it has a nice jacuzzi on the veranda overlooking the river, sauna, nice living and dining  room and 3 twin bedrooms. This lodge is one of the nicest fishing lodges of Iceland. Very affortable weeks fishing in Iceland and a great holiday! 


Lax-á office -  Akurhvarf 16 203 Kópavogur - Iceland 
Tel:  +354 531 6100 - Fax: +354 557 6108
Emergency Phone Number +354 8936110

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