Southwest Iceland
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Fishing season

01 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
2000 ISK to 2000 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Fiskilækjarvatn lies at about 50m above sea level and is about 0.13 km² in area. This is an extremely family-friendly lake and it’s possible to catch both char and brown trout. The fish are at most 1 ~ 2 pounds, but there are also considerable numbers of larger fish of 3 pounds and more. Most stories are about fishing with worms or spinners in the lake, but it is not a “fixed habit” and fly fishing is also worth a try. Fiskilækur flows from Fiskilækjarvatn and a considerable number of sea trout were caught in this stream in previous years. It is therefore important to explore fishing opportunities in the stream as well as the lake, especially as sea trout have been recovering significantly in the West in recent times. Near Fiskilækjarvatn is another lake called Gudduvatn where there is some brown trout fishing. The best fishing time in Fiskilækjarvatn is the first part of summer.


Fishing is allowed in the whole lake and anglers can also try the creek Fiskilækur, which runs from the lake.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Akranes, Borgarnes and Reykjavík

About the fishing license

Skorholt t: +354 433-8892



Southwest Iceland

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