Stóra-Laxá III

South Iceland
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Fishing season

27 June – 30 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin




Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

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 River Hvítá by Iða. It is a rain fed 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 beats/sections with a total of 10 rods. Single days are sold in 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.

Stóra Laxá III is a fun two-rod beat that is ideal for small groups or good fishing companions. It can be challenging, but it is often very lively when increased power comes into the fishing in the autumn. One grilse per rod per day may be taken, but all salmon over 70 cm must be released

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

The fishing cabin is nice with accommodation for four in 2 bedrooms. The house has a good 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 cabin, but anglers need to bring sheets and bath towels, dish cloths and tea towels. Anglers are allowed to arrive at the house an hour before the fishing starts and must return the house clean an hour after their fishing is over. There is a fishing book in the cabin, and it is obligatory to record catch daily.


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 Rauðuskriður to Undirgangur, with both fishing spots included

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Flúðir: 20 km, Selfoss: 50 km, Reykjavík: 113 km and Akureyri: 482 km.

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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