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.
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 HabitatRiver
Is a telescope useful?No
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitWinter, Spring
RouteUnpaved road, Paved road
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
Multiple birdingplaces are located around the lake (see overview map).