Laxa I Dolum, Iceland
A perfect river for single handed rods, floating lines and the riffling hitch
The Laxa I Dolum is a medium sized river with a fair volume of water, flowing down a rocky bed with alternate pools and runs. This river is famed for its large stock of fish and numerous multi sea-winter salmon caught every year. Many pools are deep and very clear like many Icelandic rivers, often allowing anglers to see salmon holding and targeting specific fish.
A great mix of multi sea winter salmon and grilse
Laxá in Dolum offers 26 km of productive water. The lower beats flow smoothly through a wide isolated valley and are perfect for single handed rods, floating lines and the riffling hitch. The upper river, however, has some narrower beats demanding a greater variety of techniques. All the pools are easily accessible by car and present little difficulty to fish.
The river now runs a strict fly fishing only policy. The river offers a nice mix of one and two winter salmon throughout the season, making it a very popular river with both local and visiting anglers. In fact few rivers in the West and Southwest of Iceland have a better ratio of multi-winter salmon and most years salmon exceeding 20 pounds are caught.
Favoured flies are Hitch tubes, Blue Charm, Collie Dog, Black and Blue, Black Sheep, Allie’s Shrimp, Frances flies and tubes.
“A challenging river that I enjoyed immensely. I have never seen so many fish that were coming into the sea pool, and I loved the diversity of fishing. Having caught over 110 fish for the week our group is looking forward to returning.” D.N., UK
Experienced and English speaking guides are provided one for every two rods, as well as 4WD vehicles. Rod sharing partners are welcomed at no extra except for food and accommodation.
Accommodation is in a full service comfortable lodge featuring six single occupancy double rooms, each with a private bathroom, a comfortable dining and sitting area, sauna and the customary, three course gourmet meal.
Salmon fishing within 3 hours of the airport
Laxá I Dolum is located within the Dalir District in the north-west of Iceland.
Road transfers are usually included from either Keflavik airport (3 hours) or Reykjavik (2 hours 30 minutes).
Location: Laxa I Dolum, Iceland
Water Type: Freshwater
Season: July to September
Price: Seasonal variation
Species: Atlantic Salmon
Activities & Amenities
Iceland is 1 hour behind GMT and flying time from London is approximately 2 ½ hours plus transfer time. Visa’s are not required for British passport holders.
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Laxa I Asum
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