Northwest Iceland
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Fishing season

01 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing hut


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
4000 ISK to 4000 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Hörtnárvatn is in the land of Kelduvík on Skagaheiði, but licenses are sold at the farm Hraun. It is 0.34 km² in area, 14 m above sea level and in a short distance from the main road. In Hörtnárvatn there are both brown trout and Arctic char and it is often possible to get quite nice fish. There is good brown trout fishing in a bay on the north side, with most char caught on the south side where the river Nesá flows into the lake and river Hörtná flows out of it. It’s worth trying the rivers too, as there are both char and trout, often good fish. There is a better discussion about the river Nesá here elsewhere on the web.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing hut


Anglers may fish the whole north bank, east to river Hörtná and then west of the lake to river Nesá. Estuaries of rivers are included.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Sauðárkrókur: 45 km, Blönduós: 57 km, Akureyri: 165 km and Reykjavík: 302 km (via Þverárfjallaveg)

About the fishing license

Þórunn Lindberg, Hraun 3 t: (+354) 868-9196 and 453-6696


24 hours


Northwest Iceland

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