Laxá river in Laxárdalur

The Fishing

All trout anglers must try the Brown trout fishing on Laxá. It is one of better known Brown trout rivers in the world and has many admirers and regular anglers. It has been said that Laxá offers the best Brown trout fishing in the world with thousands of trout caught every season and we must agree on that.

There are two trout beats, the upper beat referred to as Laxá in Myvatnssveit and the lower beat known as Laxá in Laxárdalur.

Laxárdalur valley is the lower camp of Laxá. It distinguishes itself from the upper beat in Myvatnsveit, for easier access to pools, comfortable wading and a variety of casting behind riffles and rocks in the middle of the river.

Laxardalur is probably the most popular dry fly fishing area in Iceland and the average size of the trout is bigger than in the upper camp. This is high quality fishing and you have a good chance of catching Brown trout up to 8 lbs.

The Accommodation

Full board and lodging comes with the fishing in Laxardalur lodge.

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Northeast Iceland

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From 29. May to 28. August

Prime time

From early July to early August



Recommended flies

Beat head nymps in natural colours, and most dry flies. Bring the ones that work for you.

Recommended tackles

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

Fishing time

From 8 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 10 pm. After August 15th the later shift is from 3 pm to 9 pm

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