Svínavatn is located in Húnavatnshreppur, A- Húnavatnssýsla, near the town of Blönduós.

Distance from Reykjavík and the nearest township

The lake lies approx. 240 km from Reykjavik, taking Highway 1 through the Hvalfjarðargöng (Hvalfjordur Tunnel). It lies approx. 9 km, from the highway, disembarking at the Highway 724 junction.

Information about the lake

Svínavatn rises to 130 m. above sea level, covering just about 12 km2.  The deepest point is 30 m.

Fishing area

The fishing area varies during the season. It is compulsory to check in at Hotel Hunavellir, where one can acquire necessary information and maps that point out where fishing is allowed at that period of time.


Hotel Hunavellir provides bed and breakfast service, as well as campsites and cheap bunks (sleeping bag facilities). Information can be acquired at, or by telephone at (+354) 453-5600 or 898-685. Hotel Hunavellir provides excellent facilities, including a swimming pool and hot tub.

Fishing potential

Brown trout is the most common catch, yet char can be expected as well.

Daily hours

Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk.


June 1st and August 31st.


All bait is allowed: Fly, worm and lure.

Best time of the year

There is an equal distribution throughout the season.


Littering and off-road driving is strictly prohibited.  Please have the Fishing Card handy when landlord visit.

Contact / landlord

Grímur at Reykir Tel. 892-4012 and Jón at Stóra-Búrfell Tel.:  868-3750 / 452-7133 
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