Arnarvatnsheiði – northern part

Northeast Iceland
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Fishing season

15 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
8000 ISK to 8000 ISK

What can be fished


The lakes within the Arnarvatnsheiði Fishing Association (northern part) and Tvídægra are numerous but are considered unequal fishing lakes. They are:

Arnarvatn stóra , Réttarvatn, Arfavatn, Þorvaldsvatn, Ketilvatn, Kvíslavötn. Hólmavatn (at Tungunni). Hólmavatn at Núpsheiði, Skálatjörn, Austur-Grandalón, Vestur-Grandalón, Tangalón, Strípalón and Þórhallalón.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

It is possible to rent accommodation in several cabins. The cabins have heating, running water, cooking facilities, dishes, glasses, and cutlery. Also a dining table, light from a solar panel and a grill. The toilet is right next to the cabins. Arrival and departure time is based on noon.

Large cabin: 3900 ISK per person/per day

Four-person house: 15.000 ISK for 24 hours

Dísarbúð: 28.500 ISK for 24 hours (accommodates 7 people)

New House: The north hall is 35.000 ISK for 24 hours, but a room is 8000 ISK

Booking: Rafn Ben t. +354 892-7576,

Fishing rules

Those who plan to fish on Arnarvatnsheiði need to keep in mind that there are a huge number of midges all over the heath. Most people curse them, as many have been bitten. It is therefore necessary to bring various types of fly repellent and bug hats. It is also a good idea to bring an allergy medicine with you if the bites cause a severe allergic reaction.


It is necessary to contact locals and seek information if you are going to the heath, which is only open to normal vehicles during the high summer. Fishing is allowed in all lakes within the Arnarvatnsheiði Fishing Association

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Hvammstangi: 70 km, Akureyri: 260 km, Borgarnes: 172 km, Reykjavík: 247 km and Reykjanesbær: 288 km

About the fishing license

Rafn Ben t: +354 892-7576, and Theódór fishing guard t: (+354) 451-2950 & 852-0951


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Northeast Iceland

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