Laxa Myvatn - Laxa in
River Laxa Myvatn the discharge of lake Myvatn is
without a doubt among the best brown trout rivers in the world
as well as being an enchanting river to fish. The lush
vegetation and the rich birdlife along the river is a joy to
watch. River Laxa is the most fertile
stream in Iceland. Black fly larvae sift substances from the
water and constitute the river’s most important food.
The brown trout are of all sizes but the main attraction besides
the stunning nature is the sizable average weight. The most
common size of fish is two up to five pounds but six up to eight
pound “brownies” are not uncommon at all. Several larger brown
trout are also caught every season.
The two uppermost and the very best beats are called
Myvatnssveit beat is situated where river Laxa flows from lake
Myvatn in three channels. It alternately cascades or flows in
still pools among beautiful islets grown with wood cranesbills,
angelica, buttercups and willow.
is the lower beat above the river Laxa hydro electric power
station. When running through the valley the river has mainly
gathered its strength and flows like a tide, broad and powerful.
The two beats
have separate full service lodges to offer.
The fishing areas known as Presthvammur, Hraun,
Stadatorfa and Mulatorfa on Laxa Myvatn or Laxa in Adaldalur as
below the power station
are also among the best brown
trout fishing areas available.
Below the power station the valley widens vastly
but as at the upper Laxa the lush vegetation and rich birdlife
stays with the angler.
The optional comfortable lodges available for the lower Laxa
anglers have self catering facilities to offer. Hotels offering
full board services, B&B or camping grounds are also available
in the nearby area.
Streamer flies seem to be the early summer most
productive, but later on weighed nymphs fished upstream with
strike indicators take center stage as well as fishing with dry
Lake Myvatn and its
outflow, the river Laxa, comprise an extraordinarily unique
wetland system in the volcanically active zone of Iceland.
The lake is a RAMSAR site (an international designation for
wetlands of importance).
is located up north. Approx 450km from Reykjavík.
By air. Reykjavik - Akureyri, approx. 50 minutes, followed by
drive to the Laxa river.
Driving. Main road. Reykjavik
approx. 6 hours.
country day tour through the highland road Sprengisandur,
a very old connection between the north and the
south of the country.
A great opportunity to explore Iceland.
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