Northern River Fishing - General Information

Experience fly fishing in the exclusive and world famous Big Laxa river on our Northern River Fishing tour. This river has long been renowned by anglers around the world for its world-class brown trout and Atlantic salmon. Whether you are swinging salmon flies for large Atlantic's, or casting delicate dry flies for rising trout, it is a place that will not disappoint.

Laxá in Aðaldalur, or Big Laxa, is a world-class brown trout and salmon stream for fly fishermen only. It is often said to be the best brown trout river in Europe. The river is located in Aðaldalur in northern Iceland, 480 km (300 miles) from the capital, Reykjavik. Big Laxa is a very fertile river that is home to a huge stock of brown trout that average of 3-4 lbs. However, 6-8 lbs specimens are not uncommon, and even bigger trout are caught every season, the biggest browns weighing in at 10-13 lbs. This river is ideal for dry fly fishing, but upstream fishing with strike indicators and nymphs can also be effective. In July, monster Atlantic Salmon start running into the river from the ocean.

If there are more than two anglers, you can choose to share a rod at a minimum added cost by selecting extra angler for a shared rod in the extras menu.

Duration: 12-15 hours
Price from: $465

Season: May - September
Species: Brown trout and Atlantic salmon
Average size: Brown trout 4 pounds, Salmon 10 pounds
Tackle: #4-8 fly rods
Distance from Akureyri: 80 km / 50 miles
Best flies: Streamers and salmon flies




07:00 Pick up at Akureyri/Húsavík area

08:00 Start fishing at Big Laxá

13:00 Lunch

16:00 Fish the Big Laxá

22:00 Transfer back to Akureyri/Húsavík.

What's included?

Transportation to and from Akureyri/Húsavík

Fishing licences

Private guide

Fishing rods, fishing flies and lures


What do I need to bring?

Traditional waterproof outdoor clothing is recommended



Price per person is $460

Price for a guide is (mandatory)  $720 (four people can share guide)


Photos from Big Laxa