(The Haukadalur lake)


Lake Haukadalsvatn is located in Haukadalur, near Búðardalur, on the west coast of Iceland.

Distance from Reykjavík and the nearest township

Distance from Reykjavík is approx. 140 km, taking highway 587 through Brattabrekka. Búðardalur is in the vicinity.

Practical information

The lake covers an area of 3,2 km2 and has the max. depth of 40 m.

Fishing area:

Fishing is only allowed on the designated area, belonging to the Vatn farm. The contact gives all further information.


Camping is permitted and free of charge wherever possible. Please contact the landlord for further information.

Fishing potential

Sea trout from the Haukadalsá river can almost exclusively be expected, but occasional salmon might be caught as well. Best chance of catching is where small creeks enter the lake.

Daily opening hours

Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk.


May1st to September 30th.


All bait is allowed: fly, worm and lure.

Best time of the year

Peak season is from mid July to end of September.


Littering and off-road driving is strictly forbidden. Cardholders must register at the place of contact and show both the Veiðikortið and an appropriate ID. Children under 14 are allowed if accompanied by an adult cardholder.

Contact / landlord:

Sigurður Jökulsson at Vatn. Tel: (+354) 434-1350 or 661-0434.
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