Laxá river in Mývatnssveit

The Fishing

Myvatnsveit is the upper camp of the famous Laxá river, just below where the river flows out from Lake Myvatn. This is a dream area for all trout anglers. The river runs trough the lava and splits and has a wide variety of fishing pools from big bays down to small channels. Whitewater, slow current and almost everything you can imagine, you will find trout everywhere.

The Myvatn area lies on the western border of the volcanic zone which cuts across North-eastern Iceland from north to south and is an extension of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. All geological formations are quite recent, dating from the Ice Age and postglacial times.

In Myvatn area you will find the richest bird life in Iceland, including the nesting ground of 14 species of duck. Not to mention the hot springs, caves, waterfalls and volcanoes. You must try the "hverabraud" or the hot spring bread with smoked trout.

The Accommodation

Anglers stay at a full board and lodging lodge by the river.

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Northeast Iceland

Distance from Reykjavík

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From 1. June to 31. August

Prime time

From early June to late August



Recommended flies

Beat head nymps in natural colours, and most Dry flies

Recommended tackles

Single handed Rod, floating line weight 3-6 for nymph and Dry fly

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Last updated: 13/01/2020 17:10:54 via Icelandic Meteorological Office