Fyrirspurnir v. fjáfestinga






Almennar fyrirspurnir



Our aim is to establish a fish farm on land in the Westman Islands for 32,000 tonnes a year of atlantic salmon.

 LAXEY Operations

Aquaculture has for a long time been the fastest growing food industry worldwide. Global population growth and improved quality of life have meant that demand for salmon has been growing faster than supply.

Atlantic salmon is an ideal fish to farm. It produces high quality protein and is a popular food in many parts of the world.  Our salmon farm on Heimaey will produce salmon of the highest quality with clean, environmentally friendly energy in clean seawater under favorable conditions. The sea temperature in the Westman Islands is the highest in the waters around Iceland.  Waste will be removed from the effluent and will be utilized as much as possible. Juveniles are vaccinated but no drugs will be used in the salmon farming. This will create natural, high-quality food in a sustainable way.

It is our ambition to work in harmony with society and nature and build a great workplace with the best staff available.  The site for the farming facilities is located on the northeast side of Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands, in an area that has been used as a mine in recent years.  

LAXEY founders & employees

Lárus Ásgeirsson
Acting chairman of the board

Larus has held senior positions in various international companies in finance, food technology, seafood production and international trade. He has run vertically integrated international companies and business units engaged animal husbandry farming of poultry, shrimp and white fish where the products were brought from farm to fork under own brand.

Daði Pálsson

Daði has decades of experience in managing various seafood businesses, technical support and construction companies in Vestmanneyjar, latest is the Leo Seafood value added processing company. Daði is one of the founders and visionaries of the project and has worked intensively for more than four years on the project. Daði is also member of the OS family

Hallgrímur Steinsson Director of Tecnical Execution

With his strong technical background, B. Sc. Degree in Biotechnology and Aquaculture studies, Hallgrímur has emerged himself for four years to develop the
LAXEY aquaculture project. He has been in forefront in finding the best technology to secure the health and wellbeing of the salmon to deliver optimal conditions for growth and cost efficiency

Hrafn Sævaldsson
Director of Finance and Administration

Gísli Geir Tómasson
Technical supervisor


Chris Malanka
Freshwater Manager

Jóna S. Guðmundsdóttir
Project manager Finance department

Bragi Magnússon
Construction manager

Sigurður Georg Óskarsson
Project Manager

Kristmann Kristmannsson
Project manager of Processing and Procurement

Hafsteinn Gunnarsson
Head of Accounting

Kristín Hartmannsdóttir
Project Manager


Sólveig Rut Magnúsdóttir
Office Manager


Óskar Jósúason
Public Relations


Brynjar Karl Óskarsson
Head of Transport

Viðar Örn Victorsson
Assistant Grow Out Manager

+354 693 6815

Anne K Bruun Olesen
Assistant Freshwater Manager

+354 831 7118