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West Ranga river

West Ranga is one of the best salmon rivers in Iceland, celebrated for its scenic views and it’s outstanding fishing. West Ranga considered one of the most dependable Atlantic salmon rivers in Iceland, consistently ranking as the country’s most productive salmon river across several years.

The fishing

The West Ranga fishing encompasses approximately 25 kilometers of private double bank water, divided into 6-9 beats with 12-18 rods. This river boasts remarkable stability in terms of water level and fishing, with consistent water levels even during drought or heavy rainfall.

Please note, that it is mandatory to release all female salmon over 68 cm in boxes, while male salmon over 68 cm must be released back into the river.


Anglers are mainly fishing for salmon, but there is a good sea trout fishing early and late season. The largest sea trout caught there was over 20 lbs. 
For those interested in spring fishing for trout, the West Rangá River presents a unique opportunity to fish for seatrout in April and May, before the commencement of the salmon season.


The West Ranga River originates from the base of the active Hekla volcano. The river is easily accessible and typically requires minimal wading. It’s situated along the South Shore route, a renowned tourist attraction, providing ample opportunities for non-fishing companions to engage in various activities while you indulge in fishing.


The West Ranga Lodge


The West Rangá lodge is widely recognized as one of Iceland’s premier lodges, boasting 22 well-appointed ensuite bedrooms, a fully stocked bar, spacious dining and sitting rooms, and an expansive veranda. Additionally, guests can indulge in the lodge’s hot tub and sauna facilities..


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