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Fishing season

01 May – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Family friendly, Accessibility for the disabled, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
2500 ISK to 2500 ISK

What can be fished


Haukadalsvatn is 3.28 km², 41 m deep and 37 m above sea level. There is a good population of Arctic char in the lake and sometimes salmon are also caught, as the salmon river Haukadalsá flows through it. The size of the char caught is 1-2 pounds, mostly caught on worms, flies, or spinners. The best fishing is usually where streams flow into the lake. Haukadalsvatn is a late summer lake and therefore the best fishing time is from mid-July until the end of September.

Accommodation & Facilities


Holders of the Fishing Card can camp free of charge by the lake in consultation with the landowner and at their own risk.

Fishing rules

It is strictly forbidden to leave rubbish and to drive off-road. Cardholders should register with the landowner, Sigurður Jökulsson at Vatni, and show the Fishing Card and identity card. Children under the age of 14 fish for free accompanied by a cardholder.


Drive Bröttubrekka and from there up highway 587, just before reaching Haukadalsá Holders of the Fishing Card are allowed to fish in Vatns land. Fishing is not allowed within 100 meters of the estuary. The fishing area extends from there all the way to the gorge.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Búðardalur: 15 km, Borgarnes: 73 km, Reykjavík: um 145 km and Akureyri: 283 km


The Viking house at Eiríksstaðir: 2 km, Erpstaðir: 12 km.

About the fishing license

Haukadalsvatn is a part of the Fishing Card

Fishing Guard: Sigurður Jökulsson from Vatni t: +354 434-1350

The tourism service at Stóra Vatnshorn, tel: 00-354-4341342, offers guests to fish on their land free of charge.



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