Aravatn at Skagaheiði

Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: Högni H

Fishing season

10 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing hut


Not available


Family friendly, Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
4000 ISK to 4000 ISK

What can be fished


Aravatn is in Skefilsstaðahreppur in Skagafjarðarsýsla. It is 1.9 km² in area and at 130 m above sea level. The river Nesá flows from it into Efra-Nesvatn, and from there further into Hörtnárvatn. Nesá has fish and it can pay to walk along it. Aravatn is shallow and contains a lot of fish, both Arctic char and brown trout. The char are rather small, generally about 300 gr. The trout, on the other hand, can be big. There is almost no road connection to Aravatn. It is seven km from the main road and possible to get most of the way in a modified jeep.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing hut


Fishing is allowed in the whole lake and quite far down the creek Nesá, which flows from it into Efra-Nesvatn.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Sauðárkrókur: 64 km, Blönduós: 75 km, Akureyri: 182 km and Reykjavík: 318 km

About the fishing license

Þórunn Lindberg, Hraun 3 t: (+354) 868-9196 and 453-6696


24 hours


Northwest Iceland

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