Northwest Iceland
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Fishing season

01 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing hut


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
4000 ISK to 4000 ISK

What can be fished


Geitakarlsvötn are lakes in Skagahreppur in A-Húnavatnssýsla. These are two lakes about 0.4 km² in area and a small stream, Geitakarsá, flows between them. Slightly further south is the lake Þrístikla, which is accessible by a car. Arctic char and brown trout are in the lakes, all of a similar size. A nice stream flows down from Þristikla to Geitakarlsvötn and it has a considerable number of fish, so it is worth fishing. In the middle of the route to Þrístikla is a small pond that has no name, but in this pond, there are a lot of playful brown trout that are well kept. The size is at most 1 ~ 2 pounds. There is no net fishing in these lakes, although it would probably be beneficial.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing hut

Fishing rules

It is hardly necessary to mention that all off-road driving is prohibited by law on Skagaheiði as elsewhere in the country.


Fishing is allowed everywhere in the lakes and in the streams that flow from them

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Blöndusós: 60 km, Sauðárkrókur 65 km, Akureyri: 184 km and Reykjavík: 302 km

About the fishing license

Jón Helgi, Víkum t: +354 453-6525


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Northwest Iceland

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