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West Ranga River

West Ranga river. Fishing at West Ranga

West Ranga river

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; It offers 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 have private bathroom with shower.

Fishing season: June 20th to October 19th
Prime time: July 5th to August 20th.
Number of rods:
23th June – June 30th: 12 rods
July 1st-19th october: 16 rods

Fishing hours:
June 23rd –August 1st 07:00-13:00 & 16:00-22:00
August 1st – September 27th 07:00-13:00 & 15:00-21:00
September 28th – October 19th 08:00-20:00

West Ranga river, is one of the best known salmon river in Iceland. It is not only known for its beauty and great variety of fishing pools, but also for the high volume of salmon caught there every year. West Ranga usually ends as the most productive salmon river in Iceland.

West Ranga is known for its stability, high numer of salmon pr rod pr. day, year after year. Water level is more or less the same during the summer time, and the river nearly never get coloured due to flooding in heavy rain.

The headwaters of West Ranga 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.