South Iceland

Fishing season

01 April – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
3500 ISK to 5000 ISK

What can be fished


Apavatn is located near Laugarvatn in Árnessýsla, about 80 km from Reykjavík. The lake is about 14 km² in size and lies at about 59 m above sea level. This is a rather shallow lake, or with an average depth of 1.5 m, the deepest it has been measured at 2.5 m. Fish can travel between Apavatn and Laugarvatn through Hólaá. There is a lot of fish in Apavatn, mostly brown trout but also Arctic char. The brown trout is usually around 1-3 pounds, but some larger fish have been caught in recent years, up to five pounds. It is best fished at estuaries in Apavatn, both at the estuary of Hólaá and other streams. The fish seem to bite well and, as usual, fishing is best done in the twilight in the morning and in the evening.

Accommodation & Facilities


The fishing area is based on each property of the farms that sell licenses for the lake

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Laugarvatn: 8 km, Selfoss: 40 km, Reykjavík: 82km and Akureyri: 437 km


Laugarvatn Fontana: 8 km, Kerið: 25 km, Reykholt: about 30 km, Skálholt: 25 km, Geysir: 36 km and Gullfoss waterfall: 46 km

About the fishing license

Hagi t: +354 486-4440 & Austurey t: (+354) 486-1196 & 898-8902



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