Whether fly fishing is an excuse to go to Greenland or Greenland is an excuse to go fly fishing, you will not be disappointed with what’s on offer…
Simply put, Lax-á Camp is Greenland’s finest Arctic char fly fishing destination, and as such one of the best places on earth to chase these magnificent fish.
With extraordinary numbers caught each week, Lax-á is not only one of the most prolific fisheries in the world, but also one of the most unique, wild and beautiful environments to do it in.
From the lodge anglers get the opportunity to fish numerous rivers. Most are small and crystal clear, meaning you will often be sight fishing – experimenting with different tactics and catching fish on bombers, riffle hitch, sun rays and much more.
This visual aspect of the fishing is second to none, enabling anglers to learn so much about fish behaviour, and develop skills that can be transferable to fishing back home.
Each day, anglers choose to fish either the home waters around the camp or cruise the coastline with their guide, exploring the magnificent rivers and lakes of South Greenland. This gives you endless options over your trip and the opportunity to try different things. After a few days of catching a fishing on the riffle hitch in gin-clear rivers, why not try your hand at some lake fishing?
A packed lunch will be supplied and taken out by your guide each day. You may choose when and where to have it and will only return to the camp at the end of the day’s fishing.
The guides at Lax-á are local to the area with years of char fishing experience and exceptional knowledge of all the local rivers. As you will have the opportunity to fish in numerous rivers in the area, we advise you to communicate with your guide on arrival what objectives you have for the trip.
Whether you want to fish bigger rivers, smaller rivers, hitch flies or nymphs, they will be able to accommodate this. You will fish the trip with one guide per four fishermen. Due to the sheer number of fish being caught, we have found you will receive plenty of attention from a guide in this format.
We’d also recommend that anglers take a bit of time off at some point and do some sightseeing in the area. It is a rare opportunity to take in some of the world’s most incredible and untouched views.
The lodge holds 12 above-ground wood cabins, each with twin beds. They are are purpose-built for fly fishing guests, with an undeniable Nordic charm making them comfortable and warm, with a host of good working facilities.
The main lodge has a large dining area and sitting room next door for relaxing after a long day out on the water.
Food & Cuisine
Lax-á Camp features a rotation of top chefs from Greenland and Iceland, serving a combination of regional and international dishes.
A buffet-style cooked breakfast and selection of hot and cold drinks is served every morning before anglers set out, while a packed lunch is prepared each day to be taken out onto the water.
Dinner is served as an ever-changing set menu back at the lodge each evening, followed by drinks and a chance to share the day’s adventures with fellow anglers.
Day 1 – Depart Home City to Narsarsuaq
- Depart Home City on flight to Keflavik Iceland
- Layover in Keflavik change flights
- Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq
- A representative from the lodge will transfer you from the airport to lodge
- Overnight at the lodge if you wish to fish after dinner you may
Day 2 to 4 – Continued fishing
- Continued fishing and overnight stay at the lodge
Day 5 – Departure
- Enjoy breakfast at the lodge
- Transfer by boat to the airport
- Continue with journey home
- Transfers in Iceland & Greenland
- Full board & lodging throughout your stay
- 1 Guide per 4 fishers
- Fishing licence
- Items of a personal nature
Do I need a Visa to travel to Greenland?
You do not need a visa to travel to Iceland if you are a British Citizen. You will be granted 90 days free of charge upon arrival.
Why use LOOP Travel?
LOOP Travel has extensive teams across the globe, all working to give you the best possible advice when travelling the world in search of top-class fly fishing. Our advice is totally free to you and booking with us comes at no extra cost.
Our years of experience between the teams and plethora of knowledge is second-to-none. Our team members know these destinations backwards, having spent many years guiding, managing or fishing these lodges.
How many fish will I catch?
Greenland fishing is very prolific. You will catch plenty of fish on your trip to Lax-á Camp. Many of our guests will enjoy experimenting with different techniques and really get a chance to master the arts of fishing with surface flies, big lure flies, small nymphs and many others. The number of fish caught is totally up to you. Maybe you want to go for big numbers and stay in the more prolific rivers, or perhaps you want to challenge your abilities and play around in the larger rivers looking for bigger fish.
What will the weather be like?
Greenland’s summers are pleasant and can be compared to Iceland. Warm summers with 24hrs of sunlight. The early mornings and nighttime can be cooler, but generally, it is around 10-15 degrees Celsius.
We suggest you take a mixture of rods if possible. Our single-handed 6wt rods are most commonly used. 7wt rods can be useful for those who like a little extra power behind their cast, and a 5wt can be fun for those who like to catch fish on lighter tackle.
We nearly always use floating lines but taking some sinking tips is recommended. The rivers are generally small and easily covered so shooting heads are not necessary.
Having a waterproof backpack is key in any fishing destination. We highly recommend taking a camera to Greenland; the views, scenery and fish are all incredibly photogenic and like nothing you have seen before. Have the camera, fly boxes, lunch and other items in a dry pack is very important.
At times the biting insects can come out. Although the breeze is enough to keep them away most of the time, it is best to be prepared. Our Mygg jacket is the perfect solution to keeping the biters at bay.