Northeast Iceland
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Fishing season

10 June – 20 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Angling lodge




Family friendly, Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars

What can be fished


River Mýrarkvísl is one of the tributaries of Laxá in Aðaldal. Like Laxá, it is known for high average weight of salmon and a beautiful environment. Mýrarkvísl flows into Laxá about 4 km from the estuary. Despite being a tributary of Laxá, the rivers are very different. Mýrarkvísl is a sensitive river that needs to be approached carefully to be successful. There are few major obstacles in the river for salmon until the waterfall Reykjafoss where there is a salmon ladder. Single rods are sold, one day at a time, or multi days where all the four rods are sold together. In recent years the catch has been between 80 – 180 salmon and about 600 brown trout.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

The fishing lodge for river Mýrarkvísl is a new house built in 2017. Accommodation is included in the price of the permits, but there is an additional charge for the preparation and cleaning of the house of 7,500 ISK per person. The new lodge is in a summerhouse region by road 8852. It has four double rooms all with private bathrooms. By the house is a big terrace with a hot tub. A single room with two made up beds is included for each rod. Full service is available in the house upon request.

Fishing rules

Anglers are requested to close all gates behind them and not to drive on fields and untrodden trails without the permission of the landowners. They are also asked to show landowners and other anglers consideration, show the environment respect and not to leave rubbish by the river.

All salmon must be released, but anglers may take a few brown trout


The fishing area begins shortly below where Mýrarkvísl runs out from lake Langavatn and reaches all the way to its confluence with Laxá.

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Services nearby

Nearest cities

The town Húsavík is 16 km from the lodge, Akureyri 74 km from the lodge and Reykjavík 461 km from the lodge

Nearby airports

Akureyri airport: 75 km


The Whale Museum in Húsavík, Lake Mývatn and surroundings, The waterfalls Goðafoss and Dettifoss, Ásbyrgi and Hljóðaklettar

About the fishing license


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


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