Laxá in Aðaladalur is not only known for BIG fish, the scenery is absolutely beautiful as well. The river is large compared to most in Iceland and is best fished with a double handed rod. A boat is even necessary in some instances which is unique in Iceland.

The beat we can offer is one of the best beats – the famous Nes beat.

And big rivers provide big fish; no river in Iceland produces more salmon in the twenty plus pound range than Laxá in Aðaldalur. The river even has its own club called „the twenty pound club „and each year many new members are admitted on the banks of Laxá.


Location: Northeast Iceland, about 470 km from Reykjavik.

Fishing season: July 1st – September 20th.

Prime time: July 15th – August 15th.

Fishing hours:
June 20th –August 14th 07:00-13:00 & 16:00-22:00
August 15th – September 20th 07:00-13:00 & 15:00-21:00

Guide: One per two rods

Tackle: Double handed rods 13-15, weight 9-11, sink tip lines recommended in some instances.

General fishing rules: Strictly C&R on all fish.

Rods: 6-8

Best flies: Jock Scott, Mettalica, Laxá Blá, Night Hawk, Sunray, Green butt, Dimmblá, Frances




The full service lodge „Árnes“ is a cozy old angling lodge rich in history. The rooms are ensuite and comfortable. There is a dining room and several lounges where one can unwind with a drink after good day fishing. On the spacious veranda there is a Jacuzzi.

The food is of excellent standard provided by a professional chef. Local ingredients are used whenever possible.