Kolgrímsvötn

Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: hungathing.is
Calendar

Fishing season

01 July – 20 September

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Stop

Fishing limits

No quota
Information

Guidance

Not available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
5000 ISK to 4999 ISK

What can be fished

Description

The Kolgrímsvötn lakes are located on the southeast side of Aðalbólsheiði in Vestur-Húnavatnssýsla and are all at about 550 m above sea level. There are three lakes with fishing rights managed by Veiðifélag Víðidalstunguheiðar. The area of the lakes ranges from 0.11 up to 0.40 km². There has been considerable net fishing in the lakes which has helped to maintain the size of the char, but most are about one to two pounds. The lakes are shallow and for a long time were not considered suitable for fishing, but this view has now been disproved. The road to the lakes is a slow drive, but it is best to take a 45 km long jeep road up from Víðidalur and it is a three-hour rough drive in modified cars.

Accomodation options

Other accomodations

There are facilities for rent in Fellaskáli, which is the pedestrian hut of Víðdælingar. There is gas heating and cooking facilities, as well as a water toilet which is a real luxury. The hut does not come with fishing permits, it needs to be booked separately.

If you wish to book Fellaskáli, contact Júlíus t: +354 865-8177

Directions

There are three lakes and fishing is allowed in all of them. There is also good fishing in the streams that flow in and out of the lakes.

About the fishing license

The tourist service at Dæli t: +354 451-2566, [email protected]

Schedule

24 hours

Location

Northwest Iceland

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