Reykjadalsá river

The River Reykjadalsá  is located 37 miles  (60km) east of Akureyri in the Thingeyjarsýsla region. It’s a tributary to the Laxá in Adaldal.

The Reykjadalsá can be fished on 22 miles ( 35 km) stretch, with a maximum of six rods. The trout fishing is very good, particularly fishing with a dry fly. The head water has a lot of rapids and pockets, until the river widens a bit and slows down. This is also where the deep pools are and the big fish await. On its way to the Laxá, the river flows through two lakes.  In the first one, Arctic char can be found.

The Reykjadalsá is normally fished with rods with line weights of 5 to 6. Dry flies like Klinkhammers, Shuttlecocks, Caddis, Gnats and Midges etc. work as dry flies but remember  also to bring nymphs. Stickleback imitations should be in your box as well.

  • Season

    May 15th – September 30th

  • Species

    Brown trout and also a change of landlocked Arctic char. Fly only,  catch & release policy on Brown trout.

  • Lodge

    Self-catering lodge by the river that accommodates 8 to 12 people.

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  • Location

    North-eastern Iceland. 1 hour from Akureyri.