The Straumar Junction Pool

Welcome to Straumar Junction Pool

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The Straumar junction pool is where the Nordura river meets the Hvita glacial river. The average annual catch is over 300 salmon with good numbers of sea trout cought as well. The Straumar is very popular with families and smaller groups.  For more information Contact us .

Straumar Lodge

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At the Straumar junction pool anglers are provided with two well-equipped and comfortable self-catering cabins located on the river bank adjacent to the main pool.  The main cabins was built in 1930 by English anglers and is one of the two oldest and best-known fishing lodges in Iceland. A big part of the Straumar charm is staying at this old and historic fishing lodge. 

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The lodges are made up of four twin-bedded bedrooms. The main cabin has a living room and a good kitchen, with a sheltered veranda and an outdoor grill. The lodge provides duvets but guests have to bring their own linen. Please familiarize yourself with house rules and fishing rules upon arrival. 

Fully-made up beds and cleaning service for the cabins can be provided upon request at an extra cost. Please contact Axel and Elisabet by e-mail: or call: +354 866 7733.

Straumar Details

The Straumar junction pool is approximately 1 km long with six marked pools, but the whole beat can be described as almost one continuous fishable run.  Most of the fish hold at the junction where the Hvita glacial water and the clear water flowing from the Nordura river meet. 

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The Straumar is a two rod beat and fishing can be arranged for one or more days at a time. Fishing is permitted for up to 12 hours per day, from 7 am to 1 pm and again from 4 pm to 10 pm. From August 15th the afternoon fishing hours are from 3 pm to 9 pm. 

Anglers can keep up to 2 salmon per rod per day. All fish over 67cm has to be released back into the river.

On the first day of fishing anglers may arrive at the lodge at 3 pm. Up on departure anglers are kindly asked to leave no later than 1 pm.  The Straumar junction pool is fly only but from August 1st spinning is also allowed.  Please familiarize your self with fishing rules upon arrival.

Fishing Season

From 5th of June to September 4th.

Prime Time

Late June to early August

Recommended Flies

Black and Red Francis, Collie Dog, Black Sheep, Sunray Shadow, cone heads and tube flies.

Recommended Tackle

Single-handed rods, floating lines and double-handed rods.

Driving to Straumar Junction Pool

90 km.

Approx. 1 hour, 16. min.

64°36'57.8"N 21°41'21.6"W

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