Hraunsfjarðarvatn

West Iceland
Photo credit: Kaffi Rjúkandi
Calendar

Fishing season

01 June – 30 September

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Stop

Fishing limits

No quota
Information

Guidance

Not available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Requires permission, SUVs only, Only by foot
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For half a day
8900 ISK to 8900 ISK

What can be fished

Description

Hraunsfjarðarvatn is about 2.5 km² in size and 84 m at its deepest. It is at about 207 m above sea level. River Vatná flows from the lake to Baulárvallavatn. The new “Waterway” in Snæfellsnes means that it is possible to drive almost all the way up to the lake by road, from the western end of Baulárvallavatn, but the last part must be on foot (15 min.). This trail is only accessible to four-wheel drive cars. Hraunsfjarðarvatn only has brown trout, which are often large. The average weight of fish is 2-3 pounds, but it is common for larger fish, 5-6 pounds, to be caught there, especially during daylight hours. Fish can lie deep and then it is necessary for the bait to sink. Spinners and worms generally give excellent fishing. In the twilight, brown trout travel to areas closer to the bank and then it is good to use a fly.

Accomodation options

Guesthouse

Camping

It is possible to camp by the lake free of charge, but there are no special sanitary facilities by the lake.

Fishing rules

Anglers are asked not to leave rubbish and be tidy. Cardholders must register at Vegamót and must show both the Fishing Card and ID. Children under the age of 14 fish for free accompanied by a cardholder. The rod price given here on the site is a full fee for the Fishing Card. Some anglers may be eligible to buy a fishing card for a discounted price, for example through a union.

Directions

It is permitted to fish in the whole lake and there is usually good fishing all summer, especially in the twilight.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Stykkishólmur: 24 km, Borgarnes: 78 km, Reykjavík: 153 km and Akureyri: 388 km

Restaurants

Attractions

Kirkjufell: 34 km, Snæfellsjökull: 74 km and Arnarstapi: 68 km

About the fishing license

The lake is a part of the Fishing Card

Schedule

Location

West Iceland

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