West Iceland
Photo credit: Kaffi Rjúkandi

Fishing season

01 June – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Requires permission, SUVs only, Only by foot

Price range for fishing rods

For half a day
9900 ISK to 9899 ISK

What can be fished


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.

Accommodation & Facilities



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.


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



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

About the fishing license

The lake is a part of the Fishing Card



West Iceland

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