Vífilsstaðavatn is located in Garðabæ, east of the Vifilsstadir, Hopital.
The size of te lake is about 0.27 km2 and rise 38 m. above sea level. This lake is specially popular in April and May since it is close to the city and it opens early so often it is the first lake fishemen start their fishing season and check if all their fishing gear is up and running.
You can fish the whole lake, but please be careful with the birdlife. Best area normally the south part of the lake and also under the hill on the east side. IT IS PROHIBITED TO FISH ON A SMALL AREA ON THE NORTH BANK - SEE MAP.
Camping is forbidden, but you can find nice campsites in Heidmork. Please check www.heidmork.is
Most common is to catch small char, but also brown trouts. They are normally not big, but the biggest trout we have heard of recently is about 5 pounds.
Daily opening hours:
Fishing is allowed from 8.00 to 24.00 every day of the week.
The fishing season starts 1t of April and it ends 20th of September. If you like to do some icefishing, you can ask about licence at the Gardabaer service center at Gardatorgi 7. .
Fly fishing, lures and worm is allowed.
Best time of the year:
Normally best fishing results are in May and June.
Vífilsstaðavatn and its surroundings is a nature reserve according to the Nature Conservation act since the 2nd of November 2007. The lake is in the ownership of the town Garðabær. Please respect birdlife. Littering is forbitten and pleae note that no dogs are allowed in the area from 15th of April till 1st of July because of the sensitive birdlife. Fisermen can go directly to fish but please keep your card handy for the landlord when he might check. Boats are not allowed.
Erla Bil Bjarnardóttir, Gardabær, tel. 525-8588 or GSM: 820-8588