Salmon fishing in Iceland - Stora Laxa River

Salmon fishing in Iceland - Stora Laxa River

It's summer 2023, and Colin MacLeod embarks on one of our hosted trips to Iceland's famous Stóra Laxá river.

A stunning, 90km long river that flows from Lake Grænavatn down to the glacial river of Hvítá, Stóra Laxá is famed for its combination of incredible runs of multi sea winter fish and spectacular Icelandic scenery.

Located only 90 minutes from Keflavik Airport and divided into distinctive Upper and Lower sections across 4 beats, the river boasts over 110 fantastic pools ranging from rocky, fast flowing canyons to calm and meandering plains of gin clear water.

Capable of hosting 10 rods at a time in two modern lodges (one fully catered, one self-catered), anglers can expect a true test of skill against big, hard fighting and acrobatic Atlantic salmon across the 3 month season – as well as plenty of opportunities to go after sizeable brown trout and Arctic char.

To find out more, or book on to our next hosted trip, visit - or drop us a line in the contact us page. 

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