Fremri-Laxá á Ásum

Northwest Iceland
Photo credit:

Fishing season

25 May – 15 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

3 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
23000 ISK to 40000 ISK

What can be fished


River Fremri Laxá is one of the better brown trout rivers in the country. The number of trout that migrate to the river during the summer months is enormous and the catch is often so great that fishermen quickly lose count of the number of fish. The brown trout in Fremri Laxá are not big, usually 1 – 1.5 lbs., but they are strong and playful. Some larger trout between 50 – 60 cm are caught every summer. The river is rather small, suitable for the fly and especially the dry fly. Each summer a few salmon are caught in Fremri Laxá. For example, 28 salmon were caught in the summer 2010, 47 salmon in the summer 2013 and 40 salmon 2015. The river is family friendly and there is good access to many good pools. The groups that visit the river have been loyal to it and come year after year. The river is fished 2 – 3 days at a time. An average catch is about 3800 Brown trout and 30 salmon each summer.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

There is a nice fishing lodge by the river with accommodation for 6 people. Additional rent must be paid for the fishing lodge. Access to the house is easy and it is close to most fishing spots.

Fishing rules

No quota is on brown trout and anglers are allowed to take one salmon per rod / per day.


Fremri Laxá is a 7 km spring fed river that comes out of lake Svínavatn and flows into lake Laxárvatn.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Blönduós: 16 km

About the fishing license

Information: Fremri Laxá



Northwest Iceland

Popular flies

Latest news at Fremri-Laxá á Ásum

There are no recent catches at Fremri-Laxá á Ásum!

Shopping Basket