Laxárvatn in Dölum

West Iceland
Photo credit:

Fishing season

01 May – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

-1 rods

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Requires permission, SUVs only, Only by foot

Price range for fishing rods

For half a day
2000 ISK to 2000 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Laxárvatn is one of the sources of Laxá in Döllum, is about 0.5 km² in size and at about 150m above sea level. It is located just north of Laxárdalsvegur, number 59, near the farm Sólheimar. There is good fishing in the lake but only for brown trout. The common size of fish is 1-3 pounds.

Accommodation & Facilities

Bed & Breakfast

Erpstaðir t: +354 868-0357,  & 


It is possible to camp by the lake free of charge at your own risk and in consultation with the landowner, as there are no sanitary facilities.

Fishing rules

Anglers must register on arrival at the farm Sólheimar before fishing, but the fishing card and ID must be shown. Anglers also receive a fishing report form, which must be completed at the end of the fishing. All traffic on motorcycles and ATVs is prohibited except in consultation with the fishing guard. Children under the age of 14 fish for free with a cardholder. Dogs are not allowed in the area.


Drive along Bröttabrekka towards Búðardalur, if you come from the south, otherwise follow the traditional routes from North Iceland or the Westfjords. Just before reaching Laxá in Dölum, turn up Laxárdalur and drive to the farm Sólheimar to register. To get to the lake, it is best to go on an old road, which runs from the main road and down by Lægðarlækur, where you can park your car and walk down to the lake. It is permitted to fish in the whole lake

About the fishing license

Laxárvatn is a part of the Fishing Guard

Daði Einarsson, Lambeyrum t: +354 863-7702 & Aldís at Sólheimar t: +354 849-3637



West Iceland

Latest news at Laxárvatn in Dölum

There are no recent catches at Laxárvatn in Dölum!

Shopping Basket