Both lakes are situated in the Skaga-Parish in the county East Hunavatnssysla. Lake Laxarvatn has an area of 0,28 km², its greatest depth is 3-4 m and it is 32 m above sea level. The river Laxa runs through it and spills into the sea just north of the farmstead Saurar (well known from the mythology). The lake is accessible by car and a passable track lies to an abandoned sheep pen on its northern shores. The catch consists of lake char, brown trout and the occasional salmon.
Lakes Nesvötn have a total area of 0,35 km² with the greatest depth of 3-4 m and 40 m above sea level. Their 500 m long discharge is Klittalaekur connects them with lake Laxárvatn. The catch consists of brown trout and lake char, 1-3 pounders.
The distance from the capital is 283 km by the Whale Bay tunnel and 16 from Skagastrond.