Laxárvatn í Húnavatnssýslu
Distance from Reykjavík:
Ice off - 30. september
Number of rods:
Fly, spin and bait
The best flies:
Various streamers, nymphs and dries
The lake is located in county Eastern – Húnavatnssýsla, just outside the town of Blönduós. This is a really fun lake that holds a lot of fish. The main species that inhabit the lake is brown trout although you can also expect to catch some arctic char as well. The common size of the fish is from ½ lbs – 2 lbs. As well as brown trout and arctic char, there are also a few salmon caught every year with the lake being the origin of one of the best salmon rivers in the world, Laxá á Ásum. The lake has easy access and beautiful scenery, perfect for a family to spend their day fishing, and perhaps picking some of the blueberries and crowberries that grow wild by the lake.
Fishing is allowed on the west bank in the area between the farms of Sauðanes and Mánafoss. Please refer to the map to see exactly where fishing is allowed. Please note that until the middle of June, horses roam the area freely and they have been known to damage cars parked by the lake. We recommend parking by the fence and walking down to the lake.
From when the ice melts until the 30th of September
Game warden: Páll Þórðarson Tel: +354 848 4284
How to get there
Distance from Reykjavik is about 250 km and 6 km from the town of Blönduós. Turn onto road 731 on the southern side of the Blanda river. Drive past the Sauðanes farm and make the first right turn after the farm. From there the road leads down to the lake.
Reykjavik – Lake Laxarvatn Route