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03 May 2016


We at Lax-A sometimes talk about gin clear rivers and we absolutely mean it. In most of our rivers the water is perfectly clear, just as the water you would get bottled in the next supermarket. In fact the water is so clear and so clean it is perfectly fine for you to drink from the river you are fishing if you are feeling thirsty.

02 May 2016

I quite often get the question from my clients about which gear to use and if they can bring their trusty equipment along for the journey to Iceland.

Well there is no simple answer to the first question as it depends a lot on the river and conditions. But the majority of rivers in Iceland are best suited for a single hander. The most popular option is the classic salmon size of a 7wt.

30 April 2016


In Stóra Laxá beat four the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Gin clear river flowing through spectacular canyons. The salmon is easy to spot but chances are that if you see the salmon he has already spotted you long before. 

27 April 2016


Our trout beat in Tungufljot is getting more and more popular as news spreads about the good fishing and diversity of the beat.

The trout beat is extremely large and consists of a river system with a large main river and smaller tributaries.  In the rivers all techniques are useful, large streamers in the main river but smaller more delicate measures in the smaller rivers.

27 April 2016

Lax-á is looking for adventure-minded people to work in our hunting and fishing camp in South of Greenland. The following positions are available. 

Lax-á Camp Manager: 
The manager will organise daily procedures in the camp. He will be a lead guide for reindeer and fishing trips with our valuable clients. Work begins at the end of June and finishes in late September.
Experience in big-game hunting 
Outdoors knowledge
Guiding experience
Experienced in fishing and sea angling
Certificate to operate a 6.meter boat
Be organised and exhibit leadership skills
Help out with camp work when needed
Organise other guides
English language skills
Staff at Lax-á Camp
Our valuable staff will operate the camp, serve breakfast and organise lunch packages in camp. Cooking experience is needed as the person, along with other staff, will prepare dinner in the evenings. Other duties are to keep the camp clean and help out the guides. Fishing or hunting experience is not a requirement but will be valuable. 
Organisational skills 
Outdoor experience
An open mind to a new experience
Experience of waiting and serving to clients
Willing to clean 
Speak English
Both jobs offer a unique adventure in Greenlands vast nature. Staff will be able to visit local communities and experience everything that South Greenland has to offer. We hope to get people of all nationalities to apply. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact please contact Jóhann Torfi at johann@lax-a.is. 
25 April 2016

 In East Ranga a special program has been going on for the past years to get more two year salmon in the river. Fish are caught for the hatchery not after the season like in most rivers, but from the very beginning to catch as many early running big females as possible.  And this has proven to be a success and large salmon are coming back in numbers in the first days of the season.

23 April 2016

Good evening Arni/Johann,10 fish so far this week, slowing up at moment with the cold weather and dropping river, we have some fish in most pools with some sealiced fish still coming, really hope for next week. My news is that I am going to do a charity bike ride this coming June, just a short one, Lands’ End to John O’Groats, near enough 1000 miles, averaging 80 to 100 miles a day, I’m raising funds for the Archie Foundation, helping sick children at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and CALICO (Cancer and Leukaemia in Children

22 April 2016

Earlier in this week Lake Þingvallavatn was opened for the season.  The lake, which is one of the largest ones in Iceland, has many species of fresh water trout but the most notorious resident is the famous ice age trout.

20 April 2016


In recent years tourism in Iceland has bloomed and as a result it has never been as convenient or easy to reach our beautiful island.

19 April 2016

Hvannadalsa is a beautiful 3 rod salmon river, located in a unique and remote place in the Westfjords; great for those who seek a relaxed and private self catering fishing.  The river is gin clear so you can spot the salmon in most of the places and you will for sure find some great fighters as the salmon in Hvannadalsa is known to be husky and thick.

19 April 2016
There is no place like Scotland. I have been there almost every year since I was a little kid and it holds a very dear place in my heart. I will share some of the memories I hold so dear there and what fascinates me.
Fishing in Scotish rivers, such as the Dee, I think is well described as historical. There is something magical about fishing the places where the Spey rods originated in the mid 1800s, and the surroundings are nothing less than spectacular. 

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Latest News

18 April 2016

DEE river report by Ross Macdonald. After claiming foolishly , in last week's prospects, that the weather forecast appeared to be benign it was anything but, culminating in snow towards the end of the week. The east wind brought its usual chill to proceedings and so my weekly foray into meteorology stalled yet again. Spring is in the air this morning and with an improved catch of 75 fish last week- we had one to add to the FishDee total. I can confidently predict things may or may not be much better this week. Although I can't be sure. What I am sure of is we had more rods out on the river, we would have had an even better return.

15 April 2016

Ptarmigan shooting ,  weekend available in Iceland , arrive in Iceland on Thursday the 27th October ,  shoot Friday 28th  , Saturday 29th  and Sunday the 30th  October  ,  Sunday evening going to Reykjavik Hotel and stay over night , depart on Monday the 31st October. Contact Arni at arnibald@lax-a.is 

11 April 2016

There was 51 salmon landed from the DEE river last week 4th to 9th April ,   a 23 pound beauty was the biggest of the week from beat Birse.   Arni arnibald@lax-a.is 

04 April 2016

This last week 28th March to 2nd April there where 56 Salmon landed on the river DEE , biggest from Ballogie 23 pounder, Lower Crathes / West Durris had a nice week with 16 Salmon landed to 4 rods , Arni arnibald@lax-a.is

30 March 2016

Week 21 to 26th March www.fishdee.co.uk    Last week's catch of 45 was a small dip from the previous week, but there was a better spread among the beats. A few more rods on the water would have helped the tally. Middle Drum picked up a fish, and former Dee Board Chairman, Ian Scott had a nice fresh springer from the Bridge Run at Park. Lower Crathes finished on seven for the week, including four for Alan Brown and, two for Mr Corrigan and a 15lbr for Kelvin Thomas.

29 March 2016

This is the latest opnenings on the upper Nordurá  , exclusive to 3 rods only and self catering lodge ,  dates are: 7th to 12th August 2 rods , 30th August to 1st September 3 rods  ,  Nordura fishing can be combined with another Salmon river in Iceland if you want to fish for a full week , contact Arni at arnibald@lax-a.is 


25 March 2016

We have 26th July to the 30th July available now in Greenland ,  4 guns open for Caribou hunt ,  we give you a special bonus on this dates , 1 additional Caribou Trophy bull free of charge.  Lax-a Camp is located totally in the wilderness  ,  very comfortable camp with all you need for a nice week. After you have taken your two Trophy Caribou Bulls you go fishing  for Searun Arctic Charr in number of different pristine rivers.  Greenland is a must to do destination for all Hunters / Anglers and nature lovers  , contact Arni at arnibald@lax-a.is Mobile +354 898 3601.

24 March 2016

All winter long we have been working on great improvements on the East Ranga lodge  ,   now the dining and sitting room will look totally different with a whole new glass building in the center, this building will be the heart of the lodge !  We are also working on the bedrooms and the surroundings of the lodge ,  in addition we will make like a nice gettogether veranda below the lodge with a view to Mount Hekla  ,  there will be BBQ and outside fire place ,  we are making out side shower beside the Jacussies and we are building Greenhouse where the cheff will have fresh organic potatos , salad , vegetables and fruits , a whole new facelift for this nice place.  Arni  arnibald@lax-a.is 

23 March 2016

So EASY!!!! ... now flying from North Ireland direct to Iceland www.easyjet.com is now flying direct few times a week  ,  you are just couple of hours away from us  ,  and the flights cost next to nothing.  With all those keen salmon anglers in Ireland ,  this is a great opportunitie for them to visit Iceland and catch Salmon with us. Season is from mid June to late September  , there is 120 salmon rivers waiting for you over here!  Arni arnibald@lax-a.is 


Lax-á office -  Akurhvarf 16 203 Kópavogur - Iceland 
Tel:  +354 531 6100 - Fax: +354 557 6108
Emergency Phone Number +354 8936110

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