Laxá at Refasveit

Northwest Iceland
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Fishing season

01 July – 20 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

3 rods

Fishing limits

1 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge


Not available


Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


Laxá at Refasveit is a natural paradise just north of Blönduós. The river flows through the valley Laxárdal, which is grassy and green. The river gets its source deep into Laxárdalur, where it is called Kattartungur. The main tributary of Laxá is River Norðurá, but they merge close to the highway near Skrapatungurétt. Below the highway are high banks along the river and it flows through a large canyon, to the sea in Laxárvík. When the river became popular, a fish ladder was installed in the river gorge, a large structure. This created a larger area for both the salmon and the anglers. A path and a ladder lead down into the gorge. Anglers come down between Gljúfrabúi and Kista which are good fishing spots. The river is fished two days at a time, from noon to noon.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

A good fishing lodge is in the valley, between the farms Balaskarð og Mánaskálar. It’s in the area of Mánaskálar and is equipped with basic modern amenities. There are two bedrooms, a sleeping loft, a living room and a kitchen. Also, there is a fine terrace, with a gas grill. Facilities to clean the catch are in an outdoor sink and there is storage with a freezer. A cleaning fee must be paid, 7.000 ISK. 7.000.

Fishing rules

Anglers are allowed to keep one salmon per rod/a day, but after that they are allowed to catch and release at will. It is recommended to release female fish longer than 70 cm


The fishing area spans about 15 km

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Blönduós: about10 km and Reykjavík: about 250 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 250 km

About the fishing license

Atli Þ. Gunnarsson t: +354 452-4460 & +354 659-1800, it is also possible to fill out an inquiry form hér


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Northwest Iceland

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