main river, Jökla, is a former huge muddy glacial river that
has been dammed in the interior. A huge lagoon cleans up a
lot of the silt and the essence of the Jökla has been
transferred underground to the next valley for use by a
We are developing the 100+ km of the Jökla downstream of the
dam as a salmon river. For most of the summer the river runs
clear, beautiful and is full of likely looking pools. There
is a natural stock of salmon in the river and smolts bred
from the native stock are being released into it’s important
tributaries, Laxá, Fossá and Kaldá, to boost the natural
populations there. We’ve also been planting out fry and parr
on the main river and its upper tributaries.
This river system is fished with six rodsat any given time
and so each angler has plenty of fishing space to himself.
The system offers anglers varied situations and conditions
and each river has a character of its own. The main river
Jokla is bigger and in most parts faster then it‘s
tributaries and is for the most part best fished with a
double handed rod although fish have even been caught on
single handed rods using the hitch method of fishing. The
Laxa is smaller, shorter and warmer and offers some
fantastic pools. The Fossa is even shorter and smaller but
still offers great fishing and some great opportunities for
The Fögruhlíðará, is an interesting stream which runs
parallel to the Jokla in the lower part of the valley. It
flows separately into the Atlantic just north of Jökla’s
estuary. The Fögruhlíðará is best known for its outstanding
sea-run char fishing. This river has a small run of Atlantic
salmon which is also being improved by smolt releasing.
Guests stay at our camp overlooking the Kaldá which
comprises twin-bedded en-suite cabins set adjacent to the
main building which houses the dining room, kithchen and
drying room. After 20 August goose shooting can be included
in the Jökla package, and we have some very good shooting
areas available close by.
See fishing Statistics.