West Rangá, salmon fishing, Iceland
Fish within hours of arriving in Iceland
West Rangá is one of the best known salmon river in Iceland. Not only for its beauty and great variety of fishing pools, but also for the high volume of salmon caught there every year.
Fishing in the shadow of Mt. Hekla
Stability is why the West Rangá produces such high numbers of salmon per rod per day. It is never low in water. It is seldom, if ever colored due to flooding and heavy rains. The headwaters of West Rangá are near the foot of the spectacular Mt. Hekla, one of the country’s active volcanoes. This entirely spring-fed source is responsible for both the consistent water temperature and flow.
The West Rangá caters for 12 rods in June, 18 in July and 20 in August & September and is slightly different in character to its sister river, the East Rangá in that two waterfalls on the beat tend to hold fish back in the pools below until later in the season. It also has a more stable water flow than the East and is fishable until later in the year.
Traditional Icelandic Lodge
West Rangá Lodge has 18 newly built twin rooms with private bathrooms. The lounge, bar and dining room at the lodge have recently been refurbished and offers what is considered to be the best accommodation of any fishing lodge in Iceland.
Guests are accommodated in tastefully furnished double rooms with a private bathroom. One main building houses the kitchen and spacious dining area where gourmet meals are served overlooking one of the most productive pools on the river.
West Rangá is located 90 km to the southwest of Reykjavik and offers the opportunity to fish within hours of arriving in Iceland.
Water Type: Freshwater
Season: June to October
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.
Visas are not required for British passport holders.
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