Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: Högni H

Fishing season

01 May – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
1000 ISK to 999 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Laxárvatn is in Austur-Húnavatnssýsla, not far from Blönduós. It is a reservoir for Laxárvirkjun Power station, is on average about 87 m above sea level and it’s measured area is 2.97 km². It is rather shallow, with a maximum depth of 4.5 m. There are a lot of fish in Laxárvatn, mainly trout between half and two pounds. The river Laxá on Ásum, one of the best known salmon rivers in the country, flows out of the lake and salmon therefore have easy access to the lake. Therefore, several salmon are caught there every summer. This is an exciting family choice.

Accommodation & Facilities


The area where fishing is permitted is the west bank between the boundaries of Sauðanes and Köldukinn to the north and between Sauðanes and Mánafoss to the south. Until mid-June, it is recommended that anglers park their cars by the fence and walk down to the lake due to lose horses in the area. They tend to behave badly around cars!

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Blönduós: 6 km and Reykjavík: about 250 km.

About the fishing license

Day permits: Sauðanes t: (+354) 453-4353 & 848-0108, [email protected]

Members club of Fishpartner – annual pass 



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Northwest Iceland

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