West Iceland
Photo credit: Veiðikortið

Fishing season

01 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only, Only by foot

Price range for fishing rods

For half a day
9900 ISK to 9900 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Baulárvallavatn is about 1.6 km² in size and 47 m deep, at its deepest. The lake is about 193 m above sea level. Vatnaá flows into the lake and the outflow is Baulá, which later merges with Straumfjarðará, which is famous for good salmon fishing. There is good brown trout fishing in the lake and the average weight is about 2-3 pounds. Larger fish are caught, up to 5-6 pounds, especially at the twilight. The fishing is consistent throughout the summer, although spring is usually the most rewarding time. Fish can lie deep and then it is necessary for the bait to sink. Spinners and worms generally give excellent fishing. In the twilight, brown trout travel to areas closer to the bank and then it is good to use a fly.

Accommodation & Facilities


It is possible to camp free of charge by Baulárvallavatn, but it is neither an organized campsite nor a sanitary facility

Fishing rules

Anglers are asked not to leave rubbish and be tidy. Cardholders must register at Vegamót and must show both the Fishing Card and ID. Children under the age of 14 fish for free accompanied by a cardholder. The rod price given here on the site is a full fee for the Fishing Card. Some anglers may be eligible to buy a fishing card for a discounted price, for example through a union.


Fishing is permitted from the north bank of the Vatnsá river to the outflow of the River Straumfjarðará. The north side of the lake.

About the fishing license

The lake is a part of the Fishing Card



West Iceland

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