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 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.
Fishing season: June 24th to October 26th
Lodge: Full service fishing lodge, sleeping accommodation in cottages connected to the main house with veranda. In the main house, an old and charming farm, is a dining room, a cozy sitting room and a bar. In the sitting room is a spectacular view over the Homepool.