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Fishing season

15 May – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
9900 ISK to 9900 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Berufjarðarvatn is rather small or 0.15 km² in area, rather shallow on the west side but more depth is to the east. The lake is 49 m above sea level and has a maximum depth of just over 2 m. The lake is about 600 m long and about 300 m where it is widest. Alifiskalækur flows into the lake, with Kinnastaðaá flowing out of it and then to Þorskafjörður. There are a lot of fish in the lake, usually weighing from 1 – 3 pounds. Brown trout is the main catch, with some char. The largest weighed fish ever caught in Berufjarðarvatn on a rod was about 10 pounds in weight. People usually enjoy fishing the lake, as the fish bite well and usually no one goes home without a fish. There is good fishing all season, all day, but the better fishing is in the first part of the summer. And as elsewhere, the mornings and evenings give the best fishing.

Accommodation & Facilities


Hotel Bjarkalundur t: +354 562-1900,



The camping area by Hotel Bjarkalundur t: +354 562-1900,

Fishing rules

Cardholders of the Fishing Card need to register by the fishing guard at Hotel Bjarkalundur, where the card number and ID number are recorded. Anglers are asked not to leave any residues or traces. Off-road driving is strictly forbidden. Children under the age of 14 fish for free accompanied by a cardholder.


Fishing is allowed in the whole lake. The best fishing spots are on the east bank which is closest to the road.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Reykhólar: 15 km, Hólmavík: 44 km, Ísafjörður: 225 km, Reykjavík: 215 km and Akureyri: 333 km

About the fishing license

The lake is a part of the Fishing Card

Supevision: Hótel Bjarkalundur t: +354 562-1900




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