Hólmavatn

Holmavatn

 

Location:      GPS: 65° 14,475’N, 21° 22,921’W

Holmavatn is located on Holmavatnsheidi (highlands), north of the farm Solheimar.
 

Practical information:

The lake is 2.4 km2.  Reykjadalsa river runs to the lake and Eyvindará river runs from the lake.  The maximum deep is about 10m with an average depth of 2 metre. 
 

Distance from Reykjavik and the nearest township.

Distance from Reykjavik is about 180 km and 30 km from Budardal.  If you take the road called Brattabrekka, you just take a right turn just before arriving at river Laxa I Dolum.  The turn leads you to road no. 59 (Laxardalur)  You drive about 25 km to the the farm Solheimar.  From the farm you need to drive about 5 km to the lake.  The road up to the lake is 4×4 vehicles only.  You can also take the Holtavorduheidi road instead of Brattabrekka. Check road atlas.
 

Fishing area:

You can fish in the land of Solheimar.  Please see the blue line on the map in the Veidikortid brochure.
 

Accommodation: 

Camping is free of charge, however there are no toilets or any other hygiene facilities. 
 

Fishing potential: 

There is an excellent prospect for brown trout fishing. The average size of an individual catch is about 1-2 pounds.
 

Daily opening hours: 

Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk, but you need to register between 07:00-22.00.
 

Fishing season:

Fishing season starts around mid June when the roads are ready, and it ends 30th of September.
 

Bait: 

Fly, lure and worm is allowed.
 

Best time of the year:

It is equl fising through the whole fishing period.
 

Rules:

Please register before attending to fishing at Solheimar farm and show the Fishing card and some ID.  Littering and off-road driving is forbidden.  Children under 14 are allowed for free, if accompanied by adult cardholder.  Fishermen will be given a emty report to fill in that must be delivered to the farm before leaving.
 

Contact:

Dadi Einarsson, Solheimar.
 
 
 
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Laxárvatn

Laxarvatn

 

Location:      GPS: 65° 12,760’N, 21° 19,228’W

Laxarvatn is located on Laxardalsheidi close to the farm Solheimar.
 

Practical information:

The lake is 0.5 km2. Laxarvatn is a small lake close to road no. 59.   
 

Distance from Reykjavik and the nearest township.

Distance from Reykjavik is about 175 km and 30 km from Budardal.  If you take the road called Brattabrekka, you just take a right turn just before arriving at river Laxa I Dolum.  The turn leads you to road no. 59 (Laxardalur)  You drive about 25 km to the the farm Solheimar.  From the farm the lake is very close by.  You can also take the Holtavorduheidi road instead of Brattabrekka. Check road atlas.
 

Fishing area:

You can fish the whole lake. 
 

Accommodation: 

Camping is free of charge, however there are no toilets or any other hygiene facilities. 
 

Fishing potential: 

There is an excellent prospect for brown trout fishing. The average size of an individual catch is about 1-2 pounds.
 

Daily opening hours: 

Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk, but you need to register between 07:00-22.00.
 

Fishing season:

Fishing season starts around mid June when the roads are ready, and it ends 30th of September.
 

Bait: 

Fly, lure and worm is allowed.
 

Best time of the year:

It is equl fising through the whole fishing period.
 

Rules:

Please register before attending to fishing at Solheimar farm and show the Fishing card and some ID.  Littering and off-road driving is forbidden.  Children under 14 are allowed for free, if accompanied by adult cardholder.  Fishermen will be given a emty report to fill in that must be delivered to the farm before leaving.
 

Contact:

Gudbrandur Olafsson, Solheimar Tel. 354-434-1299  or Mob. +354-858-1961
 
 
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Vatnsdalsvatn

Vatnsdalsvatn

(Lake Vatnsdalur)

 

Location:

Vatnsdalsvatn is located in Vatnsfjördur in Barðaströnd, in the North-Western Peninsula (Vestfirðir).
 

Distance from Reykjavík and the nearest township:

Distance from Reykjavík is 340 km.
Shortcut is possible by the ferry Baldur, sailing from Stykkishólmur to Brjánslækur, near Vatnsfjörður.
 

Practical information:

The lake is 2.2km2 and rises to 8m above sea level. The deepest point is at 30 m.
 

Fishing area: 

There are no restrictions, except for the mouth of several rivers, running in or out of the lake.
 

Accommodation:

Camping by the lake is not allowed but camping site is located at Hótel Flókalundur, about 2 km away and Brjanslækur, 8 km away.
 

Fishing potential:

Arctic char is prevalent, about 1-3 pounds, seatrout and occasional salmon might also be caught.
 

Daily opening hours: 

From 07:00 am – 11:00 pm
 

Season:

May 1st to September 20th.
 

Bait:

All bait is allowed: fly, worm and lure.
 

Best time of the year:

Peak season is from mid June – mid August.
 

Rules: 

Littering and off-road driving is forbidden. Cardholders must sign up at Brjanslaekur and show both the Veiðikortið and an appropriate ID. Children under 14 are allowed for free, if accompanied by adult cardholder.
 

Contact / Landlord:

Brjanslaekur Tel: (+354) 456-2055.
 
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Berufjarðarvatn

 

 

Location: 

Berufjarðarvatn is at Berufjörður in Reykhólahreppur,
East-Barðastrandasýsla. It is just by Hotel Bjarkarlundur and it is about 150km from Borgarnes, and 215km from Reykjavik if you drive through the Hvalfjordur Tunnel.
 

About the lake:

Berufjarðarvatn is rather small lake or about 0,15 km2. It is rather shallow on the west side but deeper on the east side. The lake is 49m above sea level and is 2m where it is deepest. It is only 600m long and 300 m were it is widest. It is best to access it by car by driving to the north east part of the lake, just down from Hotel Bjarkarlundur.
 

Fishing area:  

VFishing is allowed in the whole lake but most popular spots are on the east banks near the road. Most accessible and also deepest. The west side is rather shallow as mentioned earlier, but fish can be expected everywhere in the lake.
 

Accommodation:

Hótel Bjarkalundur is just 400m from the lake. There are of course hotel and also nice camping area with electricity and showers facilities. Tel. 434-7762 og 434-7863, bjarkalundur@bjarkalundur.is.
 

Fishing potential:

Mainly brown trout but also small char. Most common size is 1-3 pounds. The biggest brown trout catched in the lake that is known weigted 10 pounds.
 

Fishing hours: 

From 07:00 to 23.00.
 

Season:

The fishing season starts 15th of May and it ends 15th of September.
 

Bait:

Worms, spinners and fly fishing can be very effective.
 

Best time of the year:  

Fish can be caught all season but the early summertime is always better. Like every lake that keeps brown trout, the evening and morgnings can be very effective.
 

Rules:

Cardholders need to register at Hótel Bjarkalundur, were card number and ID number are registered. Please don´t leave any litter or other sign unless your footsteps. Offroading is strightly forbidden. Children under the age of 14 fish for free accompanied by cardholder.
 
 

Contact:

All information are at Hótel Bjarkalundi.
 
 
 
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Syðridalsvatn

Syðridalsvatn

(Lake Syðridalur)
 

Location: 

Syðridalsvatn is located at Bolungavík in Ísafjarðardjúp, to the far North-West of Iceland.
 

Distance from Reykjavík and nearest township:

Distance from Reykjavík is 473 km, with only a few km to Ísafjörður.
 

Practical information:

The lake covers an area of 1 km2   and rises to 3 m above sea level.
 

Fishing area:

No restrictions. Cardholders are welcome to try out the rivers Gilsá and Tröllá as well.  It is forbidden to fish in river Ósa and closer to river it than were the marks are at Grjótnes and Vatnsnes. You can buy separate fishing licence for that river.
 

Accommodation: 

There are good camping facilities in Bolungavik with good facilities  In Bolungavik you can also find nice guesthouses, swimming pool.
 

Fishing potential:

Char, sea trout, sea char and an occasional salmon.
This lake is excellent for fishing. There you can catch sea char, brown trout and salmon. The best places are close to the farm Hanahóll, near the Miðdalur farm and at the Selá river mouth.
 

Daily opening hours:

Fishing is allowed from 07:00 am – 22:00 pm.
 

Season:

No restrictions. Ice fishing is permitted during the winter.
 

Bait:

All bait is allowed: fly, worm and lure
 

Best time of the year:

July and August.
 

Rules:

Littering is forbidden. Dogs are not allowed to run loose.  Cardholders must sign up at Geirastadir and show both the Veiðikortið and an appropriate ID. Children under 14 are allowed for free, if accompanied by adult cardholder.
 

Contact/ landlord:

Arnþór Jónsson at Geirastadir. Tel: (+354) 456-7118 or GSM: (+354) 897-7370
 
 
 
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Sauðlauksdalsvatn

Sauðlauksdalsvatn

 

Location:

Sauðlauksvatn is located in Sauðlauksdalur in Barðarstrandasýsla, near Patreksfjörður, in the lower North-West of Iceland.
 

Distance from Reykjavík and the nearest township:

Distance from Reykjavík is approx. 380 km, and 28 km from Patreksfjörður.
 

Practical information:

The lake covers an area of 0.35 km2. The off-highway route to the Lake is quite accessible, but off-road driving is prohibited.
 

Fishing area:

No restrictions.
 

Accommodation:

Camping is permitted and free of charge wherever possible. Toilet facilities might become available next spring (2010).
 

Fishing potential:

Char and Sea char can be found, usually fairly large, as well as large or very large trout.
 

Daily opening hours:

No restrictions.
 

Season:

Early spring to autumn, whenever there is no ice covering on the Lake.
 

Bait:

All regular bait is allowed: fly, worm and lure.
 

Best time of the day:

Early in the morning and late at night.
 

Rules:

Littering and off-road driving is strictly forbidden. Cardholders must carry the Veiðikortið and an appropriate ID on their person, ready for inspection at any time. Children under 14 are allowed for free if accompanied by an adult cardholder. Fishing in the rivers nearby is strictly forbidden. It is compulsory to fill out the fishing reports and return them to www.veidikortid.is 
 
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Hredavatn

Location:  

Hreðarvatn er í Norðurárdal við þjóðveg nr. 1.
 

How to get there:

Ekið er Norðurárdalinn og beygt vestur rétt sunnan við Bifröst. Vatnið er í um 115 km fjarlægð frá Reykjavík sé ekið um Hvalfjarðargöng og um 30 km frá Borgarnesi.. <<Driving instructions<<
 
 

About the lake:

Hreðavatn er aðgengilegt og gjöfult veiðivatn í fallegu umhverfi skammt frá Bifröst. Vatnið er um 1 km2 og mesta dýptin er um 20m. Það stendur í um 56 m. hæð yfir sjávarmáli.
 
 

Fishing area:  

See map for fishing area. Please note that you can only fish in the north part of the lake.
 
 

Accommodation: 

Camping is prohibited by the lake. Please search for nearby camping areas or other accommotion since they are many in the area.
 

Catch:  

Both char and brown trout are in the lake. Most small but many!
 

Daily fishing hours:  

From 7 a.m until 12 p.m.
 

Fishing season: 

The season starts 20th of May and it ends 30th of September.
 

Bait:  

Fly, worms or spinners.
 

Best season:  

May and June are very good, but fishing is rather even all season.
 

Reglur: 

Fishermen can go directly to fish but need to have the Fishing Card available to show the fishing guard upon request. 

Please send us fishing report at veidikortid@veidikortid.is.
Don´t leave any trash at the lake and don´t drive off-road 

All use of boast are prohibited.

 

 
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Langavatn

Langavatn in Mýrar

 

Location:

Langavatn is located in Langidalur in Mýrasýslu, belonging to the Borgarbyggð county.
 

Distance from Reykjavík and the nearest township:

The distance from Reykjavik is roughly 100 km, through Hvalfjarðargöng (Hvalfjörður Tunnel) on Highway 1 through Borgarnes and Svignaskarð. From Svignaskarð one drives about 13 km on a road on the left bank of Gljúfurá River.
 

Information about the lake:

The lake covers an area of 5,1 km2  and  rises to  215 m above sea level. The lake has the max. depth of 36 m. A well renowned salmon river, Langá, runs from Langavatn to the south. One might expect to catch a salmon at the river’s mouth.
 

Fishing area:

No restrictions.
 

Accommodation:

Camping is free of charge, however there are no toilets or any other hygiene facilities.
 

Fishing potential:

Langavatn harbours both char and brown trout, large and small. Fishing in nets is prohitibited to cardholders.
 

Daily opening hours:

Fishing is allowed from 07:00 to midnight
 

Season :

15th of June to 20th September.
 

Bait:

Bait allowed: fly, worm and lure.
 

Best time of the year:

Late spring and early summer are the prime time.
 

Rules:

Cardholders must carry the Veiðikortið and an appropriate ID on their person, ready for inspection at any time. Littering is strictly forbidden. Children under 14 are allowed for free, if accompanied by adult cardholders.
The catch must be announced to veidikortid@veidikortid.is  or at www.veidikortid.is
 

Contact:

SVFR www.svfr.is  Tel. (+354-568-6050) 
 
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Hlíðarvatn in Hnappadal

Location:  

Hlíðarvatn is in Kolbeinsstaðahreppur and is by road Heydalsveg nr. 55.  GPS: knot: 64° 53.318'N, 22° 11.069'W (ISN93: 349.221, 491.382)
 
 

How to get there:

After driving to the Snaefellsnes through Borgarnes you turn into road Heydalsveg, gravel road marked Budardalur. From there you drive about 10 km and then the lake should be on your left hand. The lake is about 130 km from Reykjavik if you drive the Hvalfjord tunnel. About 50 km from Borgarnes.
 
 
 

About the lake:

Hlíðarvatn í Hnappadal is very good fishing lake. It is very unique since the water falls a lot through the summer and new fishing spots turn active. The lake is about  4 km2 and is deepst about 20m. It lays about 75 m. above sea level.
 
 
 

Fishing area:  

Cardholder is permitted to fish in the land of Hraunholt that is the west part of the lake – see map for more details. Most popular fishing spots are Hraunid, Rif and Vikin.
 

Accommodation: 

You can camp by the lake without additional cost, but please respect the area and no littering. WC is by the lake.
Fishing hut: Angling club of Borgarnes is renting a small house by the lake that is called Jonsbud. There 6-7 people can stay and nice facility but no electicity. One night rental for the house is ISK 7000 per day by weekends, and ISK 5000 from monday to friday. Further information about renting the house is by sending email to  svfb310@gmail.com.
 

    
 

The catch:  

In the lake you can get brown trout and char, both small and big fishes.
 

Opening hours:  

You can fish 24 hours
 

Fishing season: 

You can fish all year around. Pole fishing is allowed if the ice is solid enough.
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Bait:  

All normal bait is allowed i.g. worm, flies and spinners. Yellow beans (corn) can even be good!
 

Rules: 

Fishemen can go directly to fish, but need to check in at Hraunholt by phone in numbers:  +354-894-6679 / +354-435-6679 or stop by at Hraunholt. Cardholders need to have the Fishing Card handy when the landlord check fishing permits. 
Please also send us fishing report veidikortid@veidikortid.is and of course, photos are also appreciated.
No littering or off-road driving. 
Boating is forbidden.
 
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Hraunsfjörður

Hraunsfjordur – arctic char paradise!

 

Location: 

Hraunsfjörður lagoon is located at the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. 
 

Distance from Reykjavík and the nearest township:

The distance from Reykjavik is about 180 km.  The lagoon is located just between the town Stykkisholmur and Grundarfjordur. 
 

Practical informaton:

Hraunsfjörður is a lagoon, located beyond the Hraunfjörður dam, near Hraunsfjarðarvatn.
 

Fishing area:

Fishing is allowed in restricted areas only, as allocated by the landlord.
 

Accommodation:

There is a designated camping site near the lagoon, with some facilities.
 

Fishing potential:

Sea char and sea trout fishing is quite good, but salmon can be found there as well. 
 

Daily opening hours:

Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk
 

Season:

April 1st to September 30th. 
 

Bait:

All bait is allowed: fly, worm and lure.
 

Best time of the year:

Fishing is good for the whole season.  
 

Rules:

Littering is strictly forbidden.  Please check on the map in the brochure where to fish.  It is forbidden to hook up fish from the bridge (damn).
Fishermen can go directly to fish, but please have the Fishing Card handy when the landlord ask for it.
 

Contact / landlord:

Bjarni Julíusson Tel. (+354) 693-0461 and Tryggvi Gunnarsson Tel:  (+354) 893-0000 / 853-0000
 
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