ICELAND; STORA LAXA RIVER 2024 PRICES & AVAILABILITY
Currently ranked as the #9 best salmon river in Iceland, producing over 790 salmon during the 2023 season (934 in 2022). The Stora Laxa is located on the south coast of Iceland and is within easy reach of the Reykjavik and Keflavik. Without doubt, one of the prettiest rivers in the whole of Iceland.
There are two lodges on the river, with the Upper Lodge suiting younger, more mobile anglers in general due to the terrain and canyon nature of the river through the majority of this section.
STORA LAXA RIVER – ICELAND
Being just 150km from Reykjavik, the Stora Laxa River is easily reached. Just a two hour drive from the capital along the south coast brings you to one of the prettiest rivers in Iceland. It is a pleasure to visit for the scenery and solitude alone. A truly special place. There are two lodges, with the upper lodge being best for the younger, more mobile angler. The lower lodge is well appointed to access the meadows and the beats with easier terrain. The Stora Laxa has a strong salmon run and it is well known for having a good average size of fish too.
The Stora Laxa is a located within easy reach of Reykjavik and Keflavik – just 150km from Reykjavik. The Stora Laxa takes up to 10 rods at a time for the 90km long system – rod sharing available. Due to the water clarity and nature of the river, the Stora Laxa is a dream river to fish the hitch or flies close to the surface on, which is one of the most productive methods on the river. With normal conditions, you can easily spot the salmon in the pools and witness them moving to your fly.
As the Stora Laxa has a steep gradient in the upper reaches and also given the length the salmon need to travel to get there in the first place, the salmon in the Stora Laxa are notoriously hard fighters – testing the angler and tackle to the limit.
The Stora Laxa is a medium sized river, meaning a short double hander is the best tool for covering the water in the early part of the season and /or when the river is high; A 12ft rod is ideal, complimented with a floating line. However, for the majority of the season, a single hander is perfect and will cover the majority of the river – something like a 10ft for a #7 or #8 is ideal, with the extra length making hitch fishing easier. You only need a floating line. The knowledgeable guide team will soon put you right on the fly front.
There are two lodges on the Stora Laxa; one servicing the upper river and the other servicing the lower river and beats. Each one will appeal to different parties in different ways. However, as a general rule, the upper lodge is best suited for younger, more mobile anglers as the upper beats are more demanding in terms of terrain and access, whereas the lower beats and river is slower and often meandering through pastureland.
Both lodges are spacious, comfortable, modern and very well appointed.
2024 SEASON PRICES & AVAILABILITY LOWER LODGE – correct as of 30/10/23
21-24 July – £5,680 per rod
24-27 July – £5,680 per rod
2-5 August – £4,100 per rod
5-8 August – £4,100 per rod
20-23 August – £5,200 per rod
1-3 September – £5,200 per rod
Minimum of a two rod booking. These prices include a twin room at the lodge (single room upgrade available for and extra £330 per person), meals, guiding (two anglers per guide). For rod share prices (great value for money) please make contact. The costs do not include transfers to / from Reykjavik, but can easily be arranged.
2024 SEASON PRICES & AVAILABILITY UPPER LODGE – correct as of 30/10/23
6-9 July – £3,260 per rod
9-11 July – £3,260 per rod
1-3 August – £2,700 per rod
3-6 August – £2,700 per rod
16-20 August (4 days) – £3,600 per rod
27-30 August – £3,260 per rod
Ideally taken as an intact party (4 rods). This lodge is self-catering. These prices include a single room at the lodge, guiding (two anglers per guide). For rod share prices (great value for money) please make contact. The costs do not include transfers to / from Reykjavik, but can easily be arranged.
2024 SEASON PRICES & AVAILABILITY UPPER LODGE (TAKING THE LODGE EXCLUSIVELY FOR 4 RODS) – correct as of 30/10/23
6-9 July – £10,780 (£2,695 per rod)
9-11 July – £10,780 (£2,695 per rod)
1-3 August – £8,625 (£2,155 per rod)
3-6 August – £8,625 (£2,155 per rod)
16-20 August (4 days) – £10,920 (£2,730 per rod)
27-30 August – £10,780 (£2,695 per rod)
This lodge is self-catering. These prices include a single room at the lodge, guiding (four anglers per guide). For rod share prices (great value for money) please make contact. The costs do not include transfers to / from Reykjavik, but can easily be arranged.
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If any of these offers or availability is of interest please contact Steffan Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org