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Fishing season

28 May – 01 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Easy access, Requires permission, Only by foot

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
2500 ISK to 2499 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Hítarvatn á Mýrum in Borgarbyggð is 7.6 km² in size and is 147 m above sea level. One of the best-known salmon rivers in the country, Hítará, flows from the lake. The area covers all of Hítarvatn, and there is a very good fishing in the lake, for both brown trout and Arctic char. Good fishing is found where streams flow into the lake, under the lava as well as into the bottom of the lake. Walking to the lake, whether to the east or west is advised. The walk on the east side can be quite difficult in sections, coarse lava and not for everyone will be comfortable walking below Foxufell when the water is high. The fishing is consistent through the season.

Accommodation & Facilities


By the lake is a camping site that comes with a fishing license. At a pedestrian-house in the area you can find sanitary facilities with running water. 

Other accomodations

It is possible to get accommodation in the pedestrian-house by the lake. Call +354 437-1715 


Fishing rules

A fishing license must be purchased before fishing in Hítarvatn. The angler must show a copy of the fishing permit when fishing, whether it is printed or on a smart device. All fishing by boat is strictly prohibited.


The whole lake may be fished

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarnes: 41 km, Reykjavík: 117 km, Reykjanesbær: 158 km and Akureyri: 353 km

About the fishing license

Hítarvatn is a part of the Fishing Card

Hítárvatn fishing permits

Weekend card: 5000 ISK (one rod Friday – Sunday + camping site). Summer card: 10,000 ISK (one rod from May 31st – August 31st + camping site).



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