Laxá – Staðartorfa

Northeast Iceland
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Fishing season

20 May – 20 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

2 fish per rod/day




Easy access, Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars

Price range for fishing rods

For half a day
12500 ISK to 12500 ISK

What can be fished


Laxá in Aðaldalur is not only a good salmon river, but also holds one of the strongest brown trout populations in the country. Every year, several thousand trout are caught in Laxá below the power station and the catch for the best beats is between 400-800 trout per summer. The average size is between 1 – 1.5 kg and considerable numbers of trout in the range of 2 – 3 kg. There is a great dry fly fishing at these beats in the right weather, but nymph fishing with strike indicators is still the most common method. A lot of anglers also choose to use streamers. It is ideal for large and small groups to book a few days in Aðaldalur and try out these wonderful beats, where it is possible to move from one beat to another, over a period of several days.

The fishing area is the west bank from the gorge below Laxárvirkjun and down to the boundary by Kálfalæk.

Accommodation & Facilities


Þinghúsið t: +354 464-3695,

Gistiheimilið Brekka t: +354 899-4218,

Fishing rules

All salmon must be released, but two trout may be taken per half day shift


The fishing area is the west bank from the gorge below Laxárvirkjun and down to the boundary by Kálfalæk.

Staðartorfa og Múlatorfa: Kort

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Húsavík: 32 km, Akureyri: 59 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel, Reykjavík: 446 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel

Nearby airports

Akureyri airport: 60 via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel


Dalakofinn: t: +354 464-3344,

Heiðarbær: t: +354 464-3903,


Lake Mývatn and surroundings: 36 km, waterfall Goðafoss: 24 km

About the fishing license


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Northeast Iceland

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