Southwest Iceland
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Fishing season

01 January – 31 December


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

What can be fished


Hafravatn is a lake within the boundaries of Mosfellsbær. The lake is 1 km² in size, with a maximum depth of 28m and an average depth of about 8m . Although it is little known as a fishing lake, one can still get good fishing there. The lake is best known during winter and is popular for ice fishing. There are a lot of small char in the lake and some brown trout that are a little bigger. Salmon also enters the lake through river Korpa, but not many salmon are caught in the lake.

Fishing rules

For a long time, it was understood that the fish in the lake were infected and generally ill. However, research in recent years has not shown that this is the case, and fish populations have been recovering in the lake.


It is permitted to fish in the whole lake, except at the outfall into Úlfarsá (50 meters in each direction).

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Mosfellsbær: 6 km, Reykjavík: um 20 km, Keflavík: 60 km and Akureyri: 378 km

About the fishing license

The lease holder is The Angling Club of Reykjavík, and they allow everyone to fish in the lake free of charge.



Southwest Iceland

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