ICELAND; STORA LAXA RIVER 2024 SEASON DISCOUNTED AVAILABILITY – SALMON FISHING

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.

2024 SEASON PRICES & AVAILABILITY (LOWER LODGE) – correct as of 22/06/2024

10-12 July (x2 days) – £2,890 per rod – 6 rods available
10-15 July (x5 days) – £6,935 per rod – 5 rods available
12-15 July (x3 days) – £4,335 per rod – 5 rods available
15-18 July (x3 days) – £4,335 per rod – 6 rods available
18-21 July (x3 days) – £4,335 per rod – 6 rods available
27-31 July (x3 days) – £4,335 per rod – 5 rods available
5-8 August (x3 days) – £3,550 per rod – 6 rods available
14-17 August (x3 days) – £3,550 per rod – 6 rods available
28 August – 1 September (x4 days) – £4,335 per rod – 6 rods available
28 August – 3 September (x6 days) – £7,840 – 4 rods available
1-3  September (x2 days) – £2,890 per rod – 4 rods available
9-11 September (x2 days) – £2,890 per rod – 4 rods available

These prices include a single room at the newly built lodge, 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.

If any of these offers or availability is of interest please contact Steffan Jones at info@fishtravel.co.uk

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.

2024 SEASON PRICES & AVAILABILITY (LOWER LODGE) – correct as of 22/06/2024

10-12 July (x2 days) – £2,890 per rod – 6 rods available
10-15 July (x5 days) – £6,935 per rod – 5 rods available
12-15 July (x3 days) – £4,335 per rod – 5 rods available
15-18 July (x3 days) – £4,335 per rod – 6 rods available
18-21 July (x3 days) – £4,335 per rod – 6 rods available
27-31 July (x3 days) – £4,335 per rod – 5 rods available
5-8 August (x3 days) – £3,550 per rod – 6 rods available
14-17 August (x3 days) – £3,550 per rod – 6 rods available
28 August – 1 September (x4 days) – £4,335 per rod – 6 rods available
28 August – 3 September (x6 days) – £7,840 – 4 rods available
1-3  September (x2 days) – £2,890 per rod – 4 rods available
9-11 September (x2 days) – £2,890 per rod – 4 rods available

These prices include a single room at the newly built lodge, 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.

If any of these offers or availability is of interest please contact Steffan Jones at info@fishtravel.co.uk