Laxá in Kjós & Bugða

Southwest Iceland
Photo credit: Laxá í Kjós – Halli

Fishing season

25 June – 25 August


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

8 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
60000 ISK to 140000 ISK

What can be fished


Laxá in Kjós and Bugða have for many years been among the best salmon rivers in Iceland. The landscape in Kjós is stunning and there are a good number of beautiful fishing spots. The fishing area is about 25 km long with 92 marked fishing spots. This is the perfect river for fly fishing with a single handed rod. Laxá in Kjós has got a new tenant, who recently finished some improvements to the lodge and offers better prices on licenses. Good fishing opportunities there.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

Anglers are accommodated in the renovated fishing lodge by Ásgarður, just above the highway.  It was built in 2006 and is truly one of the most magnificent fishing lodges in Iceland. There are twelve bedrooms, “en suite”, all with a great view over the river.  The lodge has a spacious dining room and a good lounge with a fireplace.   


From Reykjavik, take Highway 1 in the direction to the Hvalfjarðartunnel. Just before the tunnel, turn  right into the valley of Hvalfjörður and drive until you come to the bridge over Laxá in Kjós. Drive over the bridge and turn immediately to the right and keep on that road for about 1 km. Then the road to the lodge will be visible on the right side.   

The fishing area reaches from the waterfall Sjávarfoss and up to the fishing spot Skuggi. It also includes all Bugða from the Lake Meðalfellsvatn down to the confluence with Laxá. 

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Reykjavík: 48 km, Reykjanesbær: 90 km, Selfoss: 90 km and Akureyri: 370 km


Coffee Kjós: 6 km & Bjarteyjarsandur: 28 km


Glymur: The highest waterfall in Iceland (23 km to the ascent route), Lake Meðalfellsvatn is close by, which is a good fishing lake.

The War & Peace Museum s: 433-8877, WarandPeace 


About the fishing license

Höklar ehf s: 845-4595, [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Southwest Iceland

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