Laxá in Laxárdalur

Northeast Iceland

Fishing season

31 May – 26 August


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

10 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
42000 ISK to 50200 ISK

What can be fished


Those who visit the fishing area in Laxárdalur can expect to catch bigger brown trout than in most other places. Just over 70% of the catch in recent years has been fish larger than 50 cm and 20% of the catch is over 60 cm. Anglers are well away from the main road and enjoy privacy in the amazing surroundings of Laxárdalur. It is safe to say that the trout fishing area is unique: the environment, the river and the catch create a “dream world” that stays in the memory. Here, anglers do well whether they are using nymphs, streamers or dry flies. If the area is compared to the Laxa in Mývatnssveit, there are fewer but larger fish caught in Laxárdalur.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

Anglers stay in the fishing lodge at Rauðhólar where they pay for full service. There are 12 double rooms and the lodge has a hot tub and sauna. There is no mobile telephone signal in the house but there is WiFi. There is a good storage room for waders, a big lounge, and a dining room where food is served at a buffet.


When entering Aðaldalur at the intersection by the farm Tjörn, turn into the valley towards Laugar. When reaching Staðarbraut (road 854), drive in the direction of Laxárvirkjun, but turn up Laxárdalur just before reaching the power station. From there drive up the valley until a bridge over the river is reached. On the east side of the river is the fishing lodge, Rauðhólar.

The fishing area covers the majority of Laxárdalur, or from Ljótsstaðabakki and almost down to Laxárvirkjun.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Húsavík: um 35 km, Akureyri: 73 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel Reykjavík: 459 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel

Nearby airports

Akureyri airport: 74 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel


Lake Mývatn: 22 km and waterfall Goðafoss about 38 km

About the fishing license

Websale SVFR

The Angling Club of Reykjavík t: +354 568 6050, [email protected]


Morning shift

08:00 – 14:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Northeast Iceland

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