Salmon river Leirvogsa

River Leirvogsa runs just outside Reykjavik’s city limits. Despite the closeness to the city the river surroundings are overall remote as well as scenic. In recent years, average catch on the Leirvogsa has been among the overall highest, or approx. three salmon per rod per day. Besides the salmon, river Leirvogsa is providing good sized sea trout as well.

Numerous and varied fishing sites characterize this river and many are great for fly fishing. The river is formed by tributaries, but also influenced by springs. Total length is 19km, but 8 km are passable for salmon.

Permits for the river are in great demand, and bookings must usually be done well in advance. The river is fished with maximum two daily rods at a time and frequently producing 400 to 900 salmon in a single season.