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Laxá River

Northeastern Region  >  Iceland

A fairly large river flowing out of Lake Mývatn. A good spot for observing Harlequin Duck!

Added by Bas Engels

Description

The Laxá River is located on the western side of Lake Mývatn and flows out of the lake towards the bay of Húsavík. It's a fast flowing river and provides an ideal habitat for Harlequin Duck, which can be observed great from this spot. Small flocks can be seen resting on the shoreline. Other species that can be found here are Barrow's Goldeneye and sometimes Goosander.

The shores are a good spot for breeding waders, like Common Snipe and Common Redshank.

Details

Access

The area is easy accessable due to the bridge over the Laxá River. You can observe from off the bridge and about 50 meters north, a small parking lot is located east of the road. 

Terrain and Habitat

River

Conditions

Hilly

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring

Route

Unpaved road, Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Birdingplaces Near

Multiple birdingplaces are located around the lake (see overview map).

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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