Laxá in Aðaldalur has for long been called the queen of all salmon rivers in Iceland. It flows from Lake Mývatn for about 56 km in a beautiful landscape to Skjálfandaflói. The upper part of the river, that flows through Mývatnssveit and Laxárdalur, is well known for brown trout fishing. There is also good fishing for trout below the power station. Below the trout section there is a 20 km salmon section that now finally, after great anticipation by anglers, has been combined to the upper part under the same management company. It is probably true that nowhere in Iceland are there as many big salmon caught as in Laxá in Aðaldalur; every summer quite a few fish over 20 lbs are landed and salmon over 30 lbs are seen every summer. The area has great potential, diverse fishing spots and first-class accommodation.