South Iceland
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Fishing season

10 August – 10 October


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

1 rods

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


Hverfisvötn is in Fljótshverfi and is in a catchment consisting of the rivers Laxá, Brúará and the lake junction by Djúpá. Laxá and Brúará are tributaries that originate at an altitude of about 500 – 600 m on Kálfafellsheiði. They merge just below the highway and flow in a single channel into the glacial river Djúpá. River Djúpá is not fished, except in the areas where the rain fed rivers meet the glacial water. Laxá and Brúará are both rather short – a total of about 4 km. They both run in gorges, which are easy to get into. Both rivers are fishable up to the waterfalls that are in the gorges. The best fishing spots in the area can be found by the fortification, both in the confluence by Djúpá and by the upper part of the defense. There are also many respectable places in the gorge in Brúará, but care should be taken there as the river is clear and the fish are easily spooked. The sea trout are big, often around 6 pounds and there are stories of fish, which should have been over 20 pounds.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

A fishing cabin with bunks for four comes with the fishing permits


Laxá and Brúará, up to the waterfalls and down to the confluence with Djúpá

About the fishing license

The Angling club Birtingur, Jón Stefán Árnason t: +354 487-4985


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

15:00 – 21:00


South Iceland

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