Stóra Laxá Beat III is the middle section of Stóra Laxá. It holds 2 rods comfortably and has plenty of space for each angler. It is a beat with great variety, rocky canyon pools as well as pools with lower banks and calm water. Pools such as Heljarþrem and Sveinssker can be found on this beat, both are very well known in the Icelandic angling community.


The boundaries of this beat are as follows: from (and including) the pool Sveinssker and up to (and including) the pool Undirgangur.

Number of salmons caught per year in Stóra Laxá (all beats):


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Location: South Iceland about 150 km from Reykjavik.

Fishing season: June 30th to September 30th.
Prime time: Beginning of July and August 15th – September 30th
Average catch:
Average size of fish: 7-8 lbs.
Fishing hours:
June 23rd –August 9th  07:00-13:00 & 16:00-22:00
August 10th – September 15th 07:00-13:00 & 15:00-21:00
Tackle: Double handed rods 13 – 15′, weight 9-11

Map: Stora III


The cottage at beat 3 is small and cosy with 2 twin bedrooms. There are 4 duvets and pillows in the house and guests are reminded to bring bedding or sleeping bags with them. The kitchen  has all the basic appliances as well as a stove, oven, microwave and a fridge with a small freezer compartment. Everything in the house is based on 6 persons and there are no extra mattresses. Propane-grill and hot tub on the patio. Guests are reminded to take good care of the house and leave the house clean and tidy. Please remember to throw the garbage in the big container outside the house.