Laxa in Leirarsveit, Iceland
The Laxa in Leirarsveit lies just north of Hvalfjordur between the towns of Akranes and Borgarnes. The river is a very convenient one and a half hour drive from the international airport at Keflavik.
The river is 14kms in length and has 45 named pools. The river is fished by a maximum of seven rods over seven beats, although if taken privately the beat rotation can be adjusted ad required. There is a huge variety of water and pools but this is classic Icelandic fishing with typically single handed rods, floating lines and small flies. Hitched flies also work extremely well.
At the head of the river system are three sizeable lakes, which help keep up water levels in seasons with low rainfall. Salmon have access right up to the uppermost lake, Geitabergsvatn.
The upper river runs through a high, narrow valley and the pools have a rocky nature. Here there are two attractive waterfalls and downstream of that the river then passes through an area of lush meadows with pools ideal for fishing the hitch.
Accommodation at the lodge is based on single rooms with an en-suite bathroom and shower. In the case of sharing a rod, sharing a room will be necessary. The lodge has eight rooms for the seven rods allowing for a little flexibility if taken by a private party.