Laxa in Kjos is in Iceland where the landscape is bleak and sometimes haunting, with almost no trees and littered some places with volcanic lava. Iceland provides a unique setting for the sportsman. Many fishermen return regularly year after year; it seems to get into their blood.  There are accommodations for only 10 anglers at a time and a season from June 5th to September 15th. That means make your reservations early! Every summer salmon run in huge numbers to spawn in the numerous rivers. Don’t miss them!

Accommodations

There is a lodge with 10 warm, comfortable rooms with en-suite baths and great room where you can sit a visit at the end of the day and swap “fish” tales. There is also a small fishing library and Iceland information. There is also a shop in the lodge that stocks flies, tippet material, fleeces, shirts and other tackle etc. Mealtimes are a highlight at Laxa in Kjos. The chef prepares meals that are both imaginative and wholesome. Breakfast might be cereals, fresh fruits, some European traditionals, or on request a hot breakfast. Lunch is balanced in accord with the weather conditions (always including a delicious hot soup). Dinner is a full three-course meal that will delight you. The service oriented staff ensures that what you require to eat or drink on the river is packed in your cool box. All soft drinks are complimentary, and guests are invited to bring their own alcoholic beverages or purchase wine and beer at the lodge. 

Fishing

At Laxa in Kjos, you will fish in the cold, clear streams of the area near the lodge. There is a wide variety of waters, requiring varying techniques from the visiting angler but promising a healthy and vigorous catch as reward. The rivers are clear, clean and perhaps frustrating as well as inspiring and fascinating. The Atlantic salmon that run these rivers are not as large as those found in Russia, Norway or Scotland, but they have a certain real fighting spirit which will produce some of the most exciting fishing in freshwater. Laxa means “salmon river”. The fishing day is divided into two six-hour shifts (by Icelandic law). The morning session starts at 7 a.m. and breaks at 1 p.m. After lunch and a rest, fishing resumes at around 3 or 4 p.m., ending at either 9 or 10 p.m., respectively. 

Getting There

Reykjavik is easily accessed by a three-hour flight from London or approximately five-hour flight from most eastern U.S. airports. Laxa in Kjos is half an hour’s drive from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik and an hour from Keflavik International Airport. 

Activities

Due to the remote location of this destination, there are no activities in addition to superb fishing unless you drive back into Reykjavik for sight-seeing or shopping. There are interesting museums to visit, contemporary art galleries and several boutiques with Icelandic handcrafts. Or you may enjoy a day trip to the glacier.