South Iceland
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Fishing season

01 June – 20 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

10 rods

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Family friendly, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
5000 ISK to 5000 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Fellsendavatn is in the highlands near Þórisvatn, only 19 km away from the Highland Center Hrauneyjar. In a normal season, the lake is about 1.7 km² and lies at about 530 meters above sea level. In severe droughts, the southern part of the lake disappears completely. This is the first lake that is reached when driving to the lakes Veiðivötn from Hrauneyjum. Brown trout juveniles that have managed to thrive well, were released into the lake. The fishing can be up and down, but the brown trout in the lake is quite big, or up to 6 – 7 pounds, and usually not less than about 2 pounds. The main fishing spots are by the coast to the north. The lake has also been quite popular in the winter when fishing through ice is allowed.

Accommodation & Facilities


There are no campsites as the environment is sandy, but there is plenty of space for campers and caravans.

Fishing rules

Around the lake there is mostly sand and not much vegetation, but where vegetation is found it is fragile. These areas are great natural gems and anglers are especially encouraged to be tidy, not to drive off-road and do not to leave rubbish behind.


Fishing is permitted in the whole lake The access to the lake is easy and possible to drive all the way down to it. However, it should be noted that the sand can be loose and therefore small passenger cars could get stuck.

Map of the lake

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Hella: 98 km, Selfoss: 115 km, Reykjavík: 173 km and Akureyri: 519 km (via Sprengisanndur 233 km)

About the fishing license

The Highland Center at Hrauneyjum t: +354 487-7782 and Fishpartner – Fellsendavatn

Members of the Fish Partner club can fish free



South Iceland

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