Iceland Fishing Guide

Salmon Fishing

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Laxá in Aðaldal

Laxá in Aðaldal is a renowned salmon river most famous for it’s large multi winter salmon. If you’ve come to Iceland to try to catch a 20 lbs + salmon this is the right place to be. The river is fairly large on Icelandic standards and most often fished with a double handed rod. The average catch per year is around 1600 salmon although the numbers have declined in the last few years.

We proudly now offer tours to all the salmon fishing beats on the Laxá in Aðaldal, The Nes beat, The Laxamýri Beat & the Árbót beat along with the tributary Mýrarkvísl.


There are two fishing lodges on the River Laxá. There is Árnes lodge and the Vökuholt in laxamýri. Árnes lodge offers a comfortable lounge and big dining room. It has eight double rooms with ensuite bathrooms and two single rooms that share a bathroom. On the terrace is a hot tub, witch is great after a good day of chasing Atlantics. Excellent chefs prepare delicious three course meals for the guests.

At Vökuholt there are facilities for 24 people in 12 double rooms, each with ensuite bathrooms. The lodge has a large dining room, and anglers can relax in the comfortable guest lounge. There is a great view from the lodge in all directions. 


The river is about an hour drive from Akureyri & a 10 minute drive from the small town of Húsavík.

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Photos from the salmon beats on Laxá in Aðaldal

Vökuholt Lodge

This lodge is the biggest lodge of them all. It is located next to the river Laxá and not far from the beautiful waterfall Aedarfossar where the Laxá runs into the ocean. The lodge has twelve double rooms in total. All with en suite bathrooms. Enjoy the spacious cozy lounge and the large dining room where you can experience the midnight sun with a spectacular panoramic view. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with local food is provided and prepared by our experienced on site chef. The place has a bar that serves anything from special wines to popular cocktails.