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Merry Christmas

Written by Stjani. Posted in News.

From all of us at Iceland Angling Travel, we wish you Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Our office will be closed for the holidays but we will answer e-mails from the 26th of December. It is our hope that you will enjoy the holidays and a have a wonderful time with your loved ones. We thank all of you that came to Iceland in 2013 and hope to see you all in 2014. 

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Spotlight: Laxa in Myvatnssveit River

Written by Stjani. Posted in News.

Do you like to chase big brown trout with fly rod in hand and a dry fly on the end of your leader? If the answer is yes then the Laxa in Myvatnssveit River is for you. Do you like chasing big strong brown trout with nymphs? If the answer is yes then the Laxa in Myvatnssveit River is for you. With all it's channels, bays, runs, pools and riffles it is an absolutely extraordinary river. The beauty, the landscape, the unbelievably strong fish, the size of the fish and the incredible life found in this river. It has to be seen to be believed. We are confident in saying that fishing on this river in good conditions is nothing short of heaven but then again it can be a cruel mistress when conditions in nature are not in our favor. 

Dry fly fishing on Laxa July 2013

The Laxa in Myvatnssveit is a fairly large river and can be tricky to read so we recommend hiring a guide who knows where to go and where not to go, where to wade to get to the sweet spots and what fly to use in each situation. The lodge is located at the top of the beat and offers full board accommodation with free WiFi and hot tub among other features. The river flows from Lake Myvatn and down into the Laxardalur valley. The whole area is simply stunning in terms of landscape and the Lake Myvatn is one of the famous tourist sights in Iceland. The lake and river are home to one of, if the biggest duck population in the world and the wildlife, especially birdlife is quite diverse. 

fishing laxa 5The river is broken up into beats and there are 2-3 rods on each beat. All the rods rotate between the beats during their stay on the river and up to 6 hours are spent fishing on any given beat. There are always one or two beats rested every 6 hour session in order to keep fishing pressure low. The size of each beat is so large that the pressure is kept very low and anglers will struggle to be able to fish it all. For some of the beats access is very comfortable and suitable for almost anyone while others require some walking in rough landscape. 

It is very hard to find words to describe this incredible river but perhaps the best way to describe it is saying it's the Holy Grail for brown trout lovers worldwide and definitely on the top 10 list for the best brown trout rivers in the world. For bookings and enquiries please contact Stjani Ben by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For further information about this river please click HERE! 

To view the photo gallery from this river please click HERE!


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