Stóra-Laxá I & II

South Iceland
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Fishing season

27 June – 30 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin




Requires permission, SUVs only, Only 4×4 cars

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


River Stóra-Laxá flows for about 90 km, from Lake Grænavatn down between Hrunamanna- and Gnúpverjahreppur, to the River Hvítá by Iða. It is a rain fed river, with about 512 km² catchment area. Stóra-Laxá is fishable far into the Laxárgljúfur gorge, which means that the landscape along it is both varied and magnificent. The river is divided into 4 fishing sections with a total of 10 rods. Single days are sold for the river, from noon to noon. The average catch is about 1000 salmon, but in the summer of 2013, there was a record catch when 1764 salmon were landed.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

The fishing cabin is in the land of Skarð. It accommodates 8 anglers in 4 bedrooms, with single beds. The house has a nice kitchen and the finest bathing facilities. There is a grill on a terrace by the house and a hot tub. There are also fish cleaning facilities with a sink and a hose. Duvets and pillows are provided in the fishing cabin, but anglers need to bring sheets and bath towels, dish cloths and tea towels. Anglers may arrive at the house an hour before the fishing starts and must return the house clean an hour after their fishing is over.


Turn of road Suðurlandsvegur into road Skeiðavegur (towards Flúðir). Shortly before reaching the bridge over Stóra-Laxá, turn right into Skarðsvegur. Drive about 350 m and then turn left onto a trail that runs directly to the fishing cabin. The fishing area reaches from the boundaries of the land Iða to the west and Litla-Laxá to the east

The fishing area reaches from the boundaries of the land Iða to the west and Litla-Laxá to the east

Map of the river

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Flúðir: 12 km, Selfoss: 38 km, Reykjavík: 96 km and Akureyri: 467 km.


Flúðir: Gamla Laugin The valley of Þjórsá: The waterfalls Hjálp and Háifoss, the Commonwealth farm Stöng and Gjáin.

About the fishing license

Ólöf tel. +354 823-2880, [email protected]


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


South Iceland

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