Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: Högni Harðarson

Fishing season

01 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing hut


Not available


Family friendly, Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
2500 ISK to 2500 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Nesvatn, or Efra-Nesvatn as it is usually called, is much higher up than other lakes that are covered by the same fishing permit, at 30 meters above sea level. It is about 0.3 km² in area, and from it the river Nesá flows into Hörtnárvatn. Both char and brown trout are in the lake, as well as in Nesá. There is a quite good fishing in Nesá, so everyone who is fishing there should try their hand in the river. Access to the lake is along a 4 km jeep trail or by walking.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing hut

Fishing rules

It is advisable to park cars by the road and walk up the river Nesá, it is enjoyable and often possible to get nice fish in the creek.


Fishing is permitted in the whole lake, but those who buy a license there can also fish in river Nesá, Hörtnárvatn, the river Hörtná and Kelduvíkurvatn.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Sauðárkrókur: 50 km, Blönduós: 60 km, Akureyri: 168 and Reykjavík: 304 km

About the fishing license

Guðlaug Jóhannsdóttir, Hrauni t: +354 453-6526. Half days are available for 1250 ISK


24 hours


Northwest Iceland

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