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Fishing season

01 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

10 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
3000 ISK to 3750 ISK

What can be fished


Djúpavatn is lake of 0.15 km² in area, south of Trölladyngja and Soga on the Reykjanes peninsula. It lies at 195m above sea level. The deepest part of the lake is close to 17m, and it is a crater lake. The environment is extremely beautiful and peaceful. There are a lot of char in the lake, but they are quite small. The lake was thought to be fishless, then char from lake Þingvallavatn were released around 1960. The lake is very popular with families, the environment is very child-friendly, and tickets are only sold to the one group of people at a time. Every year, a considerable number of good brown trout are released into the lake, so fishing prospects are good all summer. Anglers are asked to be modest in their catch of stocked fish and to familiarize themselves with the rules that apply there.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

There is a good fishing cabin by the lake. It has 2 rooms with 4 bunk beds each, a good bathroom, kitchen with a gas hob, tableware and utensils, a lounge, and a good outdoor charcoal grill. People need to bring bedding or sleeping bags, tablecloths, and tea towels.

Fishing rules

Note, all use of boats is prohibited for safety reasons

One permit: is valid for 10 rods and the cabin. Anglers may arrive at 6 pm the day before the registered fishing day and must have departed before 6 pm on the last day of fishing. Remember to clean the house and take away all rubbish. Email to [email protected] to gain access to the fishing cabin or call +354 565-4020.

Fishing book: Can be found in the cabin, it is important to record all catches


The distance from Hafnarfjörður is about 25 km, drive towards Krýsuvík and turn right towards the gravel mines in Vatnsskarð Anglers may fish in the whole lake

About the fishing license

Members of SVH are assigned fishing days, after that all licenses are on

The permit includes 10 rods and the cost is 35.000 ISK


24 hours


Southwest Iceland

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