Laxá í Dölum

West Iceland
Photo credit: Hreggnasi

Fishing season

01 July – 30 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

6 rods

Fishing limits

2 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
59000 ISK to 170000 ISK

What can be fished


Laxá í Dölum is one of the best salmon rivers in Iceland and few rivers have a higher average catch per day-rod. This famous pearl has many fans. There is enough space for anglers both by the river and in the fishing lodge by Þrándargil. The river is well suited for those who want to use single handed rods in a productive salmon river, especially if they are interested in the historical sites of the Icelandic sagas. Laxá is known for huge catches in a wet season. Only fly fishing is allowed during the summer.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

The fishing lodge by Þrándargil is elegant and spacious. There are eight double rooms for guests, a cozy dining room and a lounge, as well as a sauna. Full catering is offered for anglers, but during some parts of the season guests can take care of the cooking themselves upon request. Dogs are not allowed in the lodge.


Fishing area: It is about 25 km from the estuary and to the waterfall Sólheimafoss

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Búðardalur 6 km and Reykjavík 144 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 149 km

About the fishing license

The Fishing Club Hreggnasi ehf, t: +354 577-2230, [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


West Iceland

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