West Ranga/Ytri Rangá
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. West Rangá usually ends as the most productive salmon river in Iceland.
Stability is why the West Rangá produces such high numbers of salmon per rod/day. It is never low in water. It is seldom, if ever coloured due to flooding and heavy rains. The only enemy could be high winds, but there is always the opposite bank….right?
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.
Location: South of Iceland, about View more...90 km from Reykjavik. Take Highway 1 South towards Selfoss. Drive through Selfoss towards Hella. A few hundred meters before Hella there is a sign on your right that says Þykkvibær. Turn right at that sign and drive about 2 km and then you see the lodge at your left hand side. The lodge is located at the riverside, with a great overview to the Rangafludir, homepool to the West Ranga river one of the most productive salmon pools in the world.
Fishing season 2016: June 23th – October 23th
Fishing season 2017: June 20th – October 20th
Getting a guide
Having a guide with you full time can make a huge difference eon your succes. Our guides are constantly on the river and know where and how to get into fish. It is also good to know your are on the right beats. They are also a huge help when landing fish, there is nothing worse than loosing fish because of landing difficulties, last and not least, safety when crossing the river is an of course. Besides that, good company only makes your trip better. Having a good and skilled guide costs the similar as renting a car in Iceland.
The lodge is located right on the bank of the river facing one of the best pools and also the famous and active volcano, Hekla. It offers modern comfort in stylish in newly built facilities. Free Wi-Fi, hot tub, restaurant, bar, lounge, waders drying room, there is everything you need. It has 22 rooms that all include a private bathroom with shower.
You will during your stay have acces to breakfast buffet, lunch and 2-3 course dinner in the restaurant.
The lodge is considered one of the best in Iceland and functions as a hotel out of the salmon season.
Enjoy the ride …