Hlíðarvatn in Selvogur – SVH

South Iceland
Photo credit: svh.is

Fishing season

01 May – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

5 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
3000 ISK to 7000 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 of Hafnarfjörður has 5 rods in Hlíðarvatn and a good fishing house. In May, June and July, individual rods are sold, but in August and September, all rods are sold together.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

SVH has a good fishing cabin by the lake. It has a bathroom, 2 rooms with 4 bunk beds, kitchen: with gas hob, tableware, and utensils, lounge, and a good outdoor charcoal grill. Anglers need to bring bedding or sleeping bags, tablecloths, and tea towels. A fishing map is available in the fishing cabin, and you can also find a fishing book there.

Fishing rules

Anglers may arrive at the house at 18.00 the day before the registered fishing day and must be gone before 18.00 on the last fishing day. Remember to clean the house and take all the rubbish with you.


Fishing is permitted in the whole lake

Services nearby

Nearest cities

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

About the fishing license


24 hours


South Iceland

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