Husavik, 52km east of Akureyri


Season: 25 July - 20 September
Extent: 25km, double bank, 50 pools
Average 10 year catch: 255 salmon
Rods: 3
Guides: Available
Lodge: Self catering lodge, sleeps 8
Notes: Catch & release is encouraged. All large salmon (70 cm or 27½") must be released

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Myrarkvisl is a small three rod river that flows into the famous Laxa in Adaldalur - a well known salmon river within 15 minutes drive from the small town of Husavik. A normal season will see anywhere between 200 and 300 salmon caught. The river is approximately 25 kilometres long, and salmon run through the entire system.

Myrarkvisl is mainly a fly fishing river but you can also use worms on beat number two. Catch and release is encouraged but all larger salmon must be released. The season for this river is only 90 days. The big runs normally start in the middle to late July, and the main season is from July 20th to September 20th. That means if the length of the season along with numbers of rod, are compared to annual catch, the river has a high catch average.

Like most of the rivers in the North, Myrarkvisl has a decent run of large salmon. In recent years, salmon of up to 24lbs have been taken from the river. It has a fine self catering lodge and is generally acclaimed as one of the better 'smaller' Icelandic rivers. The river has over 50 marked fishing pools.

There are a good number of brown trout in the river for those who are interested - fish that can weigh up to five or six pounds.

Typical tackle items to use are single-handed rods and floating lines.

The Myrarkvisl is a perfect river for friends or families and the lodge can sleep up to six people.

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