East Ranga, Iceland

July 1 - 4, 2023

Join Fly Water Travel's Max Salzburg for three days of Spey fishing for Atlantic salmon in Iceland. 

This will be the first week of the 2023 season where the catch rates are relatively low but the average size will be some of the largest of the entire season. This trip is best suited for anglers interested in a value and targeting some of Iceland's largest, brightest salmon.

The East Ranga is one of Iceland’s most sought after rivers and renowned for its high numbers of large multi-sea-winter fish. The river is broad and gentle by many standards, very well suited to Spey fishing and produces an average of 4000 landed salmon each year, with an average weight of 12-pounds. The river is also known for exceedingly steady flows of cold water making for a long highly productive season.

Anglers stay at the full-service Aurora Lodge Hotel overlooking the river. Located in the middle of the river’s nine beats, it is an extremely comfortable base where shared rod guests share double occupancy rooms with attached baths, a full bar, fireplace and superb meals served in the main dining area.

Group size: 6 to 12 anglers


  • June 30: Arrive Keflavik Airport, Iceland and overnight in Reykjavik
  • July 1: At 1 PM transfer approximately 1.5-hours by vehicle to the lodge, settle in, draw your beat and fish a guided evening session
  • July 2 - 3: Two full days of guided fishing
  • July 4: Morning session of guided fishing followed by lunch then transfer to Keflavik Airport for a departing flight or to Reykjavik to overnight


Full Rod: £4,500 per person
Shared Rod: £3,000 per person

Note: Full rods will have a single room at the lodge. Shared rods will share a room.


  • Meals and accommodations
  • 6 guided fishing sessions over 4 days (PM, Full Day, Full Day, AM)
  • Shared guide - 2 full rods per guide
  • House beer and wine

Not Included:

  • International flights
  • Overnight accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Ground transfers
  • Tackle & flies
  • Gratuities
  • Alcohol
  • Personal expenses

About Max Salzburg

Max is Fly Water Travel's Destination Manager for Europe, New Zealand, and the trout fisheries of the Rockies and Pacific Northwest. The joke within Max's family is that he has always been a tour guide at heart who loves nothing more than traveling to new places and being a stranger in a strange land.

Suggested East Ranga Spey Gear

In addition to finding the right water, having the right gear can help make any day that much better. For over 20 years Fly Water Travel has been fly fishing's most trusted and respected source for finding the right water. Now, along with Sage, RIO Products, and Redington, Fly Water Travel is a proud member of the Far Bank Family. As part of this larger team, we are able to access decades worth of manufacturing passion and knowledge enabling us to expand our role to include in-depth advice on the world's best rods, reels, lines, and flies.

East Ranga, South of Iceland