Hlíðarvatn in Selvogur – SVFS

South Iceland
Photo credit: leyfi.is

Fishing season

01 May – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
5500 ISK to 5500 ISK

What can be fished


Híðarvatn in Selvogur has for years been one of the most productive Arctic char lakes in the country. Its maximum depth is about 5 meters, and its size is just over 3.3 km². Its drainage is through Vogsós, but the lake comes up from the lava through countless springs. Hlíðarvatn is a very exciting fishing lake and thousands of char are caught there every summer. This is a fish that is considered very delicious and fun to eat. Most of the fish are 0.5-1 pounds, but every summer a few 5-pound fish and even bigger ones are caught. In addition to sea char, occasional salmon have been caught in the lake.

The Angling club Selfoss has had fishing rights in the lake since 1978. Two rods are allowed and are sold together.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

The club’s fishing cabin was built in 1982 and was recently enlarged and renovated and is now close to 40 m². The house can accommodate 8 people and the facilities are all in the best condition. There is a solar cell in the house so there is light. Anglers should clean the house thoroughly before leaving and remove rubbish. The keys to the house hang by the front door.

Fishing rules

The free movement of dogs by the lake is strictly forbidden. A fishing book is available in the fishing cabin, but it is important to record all catches.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Þórlákshöfn: 26 km, Selfoss: 52 km, Hafnarfjörður: 40 km, Reykjavík: 57 km and Akureyri: 446 km

About the fishing license


Fishing Guard: Agnar Pétursson t: +354 892-5814


24 hours


South Iceland

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