Arnarvatnsá & Helluvaðsá

Northeast Iceland
Photo credit: veiditorg.is
Calendar

Fishing season

01 June – 31 August

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods
Stop

Fishing limits

Catch & Release
Information

Guidance

Available
Accessibility

Accessibility

For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, Only by foot
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
12000 ISK to 12000 ISK

What can be fished

Description

Arnarvatnsá and Helluvaðsá are in fact the same river, called Arnarvatnsá at the top but further down it is called Helluvaðsá. The river is a tributary of Laxá in Mývatnssveit,. It runs out of Laxá just above the fishing area of Steinsrass and back into the Laxá opposite Brotaflói about 2km below. On this 2km section, the Arnarvatnsá / Helluvaðsá river flows in a great bend, thus creating a 5km long fishing area. The river is quite narrow and, in long sections, very calm. However, it contains a good number of fish and the largest can be up to 6-7 pounds. In the spring the fish gather in a few places at the top part of the river, but later in summer they spread all over the river.

Accomodation options

Hotel

Gistimöguleikar í Mývatnssveit: visitmyvatn.is

Directions

The fishing area of Arnarvatnsá stretches from Laxá near Stíflubjörg and into Lake Arnarvatn. Helluvaðsá comes from Lake Arnarvatn and flows into Laxá opposite Brotaflói.

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Services nearby

Nearest cities

Húsavík: um 65 km, Akureyri: 68 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel

Nearby airports

Akureyri airport: 68 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel

Attractions

Skútustaðir craters, Dimmuborgir, Mývatn nature baths, Grjótgjá og Námaskarð

About the fishing license

Veiditorg – Arnarvatnsá

Hörður Halldórsson, Arnarvatni t: +354 849-0791

Schedule

Location

Northeast Iceland

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