Mýrarkvísl is a relatively small river that holds a great stock of brown trout along with getting good runs of salmon trough out the summer. The river runs trough plains on the Reykjaheiði plateau for the first 15km making it perfect for dry fly fishing, after that the river runs trough a canyon where the river is a bit more powerful and you can often see the fish you are targeting. For the last 4 km the river runs down the plains by Laxamýri and into the Laxá in Aðaldal about 5km from the ocean. These extreme changes in Mýrarkvísl’s character offer you some of the most versatile fly fishing in Iceland.
The river has an amazing character with such diversity that there should always be something for every angler weather it is fishing the plains with small flies or hitch or sight fishing for salmon in the canyon pools.
The fishing season starts on June 1st with brown trout fishing and at that time it is not unusual for angler to be catching 10-15 browns a day with a fairly good average size. Later in June the salmon start making their way up river in small numbers but they can be incredibly big and therefore anglers tend to loose most due to fishing with light trout tackle. The focus is mostly on brown trout so there are not many salmon caught in June every year.
In early July the salmon run picks up and around the middle of July the salmon fishing really gets interesting as the numbers increase dramatically.
The prime time period of fishing for brown trout in Mýrarkvísl is from June 1st to July 20th. After July 20th the brown trout tend to get selective in feeding and the best way to catch them is by targeting them with what they are feeding on and this is the time dry flies are most effective.
The fishing permits in river Mýrarkvísl also include a license to fish the Lake Langavatn and river Geitafellsá.
Along with the fishing in Mýrarkvísl a license for the Lake Langavatn is included in the permits. The lake holds a great big stock of small arctic char along with good size brown trout making it a great option for families. Rules: Fly, spin or bait.
Also included in the permits for Mýrarkvísl is the little river Geitafellsá that runs through plains above the lake before ending up in the lake Langavatn. The river is small and sensitive, perfect for dry fly fishing. In June and July anglers can expect to catch good size brown trout & from late July the arctic char from the lake start heading up river for spawning in great number. Rules: Fly only catch and release.
The Myrarkvisl lodge is a comfortable lodge with all modern necessities.
|Fishing Season||Salmon & Trout||01 April||20 September||8 people|
|Hunting Season||Waterfowl||20 September||20 October||8 people|
|Winter lease||Ice Fishing & Northern lights||20 October||01 April||8 people|
Myrarkvisl fishing lodge in a comfortable newly built lodge (2017) with 4 double bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom. The lodge has a large living area, dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, wader/drying room, hot tub and a bbq outside. We offer full catering options and if a group hires the whole lodge for their group the can also have it self catering.
Myrarkvisl lodge services
- Full catering.
- Self catering.
- Free High Speed Wifi.
Commonly asked questions
Is there a bar in the lodge? No there is not a bar in the lodge so you will need to bring your own booze!
Are there laundry services in the lodge? No we do not have a washer and dryer in the lodge but Heidarbaer campground in the vicinity offers laundry services.
Can I drink the water from the tap? Yes the water from the tap is fine to drink?
Things you should know when you are going fly fishing in Iceland