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Fishing season

15 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
8000 ISK to 8000 ISK

What can be fished


This lake is on Arnarvatnsheiði, in some distance of the Stóra Arnarvatn. It is 455 m above sea level and its estimated area is about 0.23 km². This is a good fishing lake, and most of the fish are quite good-sized Arctic char. There has been a large amount of net fishing here in the past but little has been done in recent years. Access to the lake is difficult with about a three-hour walk from the road to the north so it is not visited very often. There is, however, a jeep-friendly trail on the south side, from Úlfsvatn to Ketilvatn, and it has unfortunately been customary for people to “steal” into the lake along that route. Blöndukíll is a stream that flows from Ketilvatn and is one of the sources of river Vesturá in Miðfjörður. Although there are not many reports of catches in the creek, people who make their way to the lake should take a walk down there,

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

It is possible to rent accommodation in several cabins. The cabins have heating, running water, cooking facilities, dishes, glasses, and cutlery. Also a dining table, light from a solar panel and a grill. The toilet is right next to the cabins. Arrival and departure time is based on noon.

Large cabin: 3.900 ISK per person/per day

Four-person house: 15.000 ISK for 24 hours

Dísarbúð: 24.500 ISK for 24 hours (accommodates 7 people)

New house: the north hall is 35.000 ISK for 24 hours and a room is 8000 ISK


Booking: Rafn Ben. t: +354 8927576,  [email protected]


There is a three-hour walk to the lake on the north side, but it is possible to rattle along a jeep road to the south, from Úlfsvatn. If anglers choose to go that route, they are kindly requested to let Rafn s: +354 8927576 know.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Hvammstangi: 70 km, Akureyri: 260 km, Borgarnes: 172 km, Reykjavík: 247 km and Reykjanesbær: 288 km (distance to the great Arnarvatn, but then it’s a three-hour walk to the Ketilvatn).

About the fishing license

Rafn Ben. t: +354 8927576, [email protected] & Theódór fishing guard t: 8+354) 451-2950 & 852-0951


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