Langa River

  • Season: June 19. – September 26
  • Species: Atlantic salmon
  • Lodge: Full service lodge
  • Location: West Iceland // Approx 85 km from Reykjavik
  • Rods: 8 – 12
  • Average catch rates: 1.830 salmon

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About the river

The Langa River is one of Iceland’s better known rivers. This river offers great fly water with great access and minimum wading so it is suited for most anglers. The river is perfect for the riffle hitch method. Langa River is only about an hours drive from Reykjavik and the lodge offers great comfort and wonderful meals. The average catch rates are around 1.800 fish on a 5 year average.

Fished with a total of 12 rods on 6 beats that each offer great variety of pools and new challenges for anglers. The beauty of Langa is that most pools hold a good number of fish so there is plenty of action to be had. The scenery is breahtaking and the river is perfectly suited for single handed rods, floating lines and small flies or rifffling hitch.

The lodge

The Langarbyrgi lodge is perfectly located on the banks of the river overlooking the upper and lower Harlequin pools. In the summer evenings the sun never sets and guests can enjoy the fresh air on the back porch and see salmon jumping in the pools below.

The Langarbyrgi lodge offers accommodation in a total of 12 double rooms each with en suite facilities. There is a sauna for our guests to relax in, heated wader storage room, two sitting rooms and a dining room. The catering in the lodge is in the trusted hands of Viktor Orn Andresson, 2016 Bocuse D’or Bronze medalist. He is one of Iceland’s top chefs and so guests can be assured of fine dining during their stay at the Langa River.