Lake in Svínadalur

Southwest Iceland
Photo credit: Högni H

Fishing season

01 April – 25 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Accessibility for the disabled, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
2500 ISK to 2500 ISK

What can be fished


There are three lakes in Svínadalur : Lake Eyrarvatn, which the salmon river Laxá in Leirársveit runs out of, then Lake Þórisstaðavatn (or Glammastaðavatn) and finally Lake Geitabergsvatn. In total they cover 3.12 km² with the central lake being the largest. These lakes have both char and brown trout and salmon are occasionally caught as salmon they migrate to the lakes. Fish in the lakes can become quite large and the fishing is consistent throughout the season. To get to the lakes, highway one is driven through Hvalfjörður by Ferstikla. When the hill is reached the lakes can be seen.

Accommodation & Facilities


Hótel Glymur t: +354 430-3100,


In the area, there is an organized camping site with sanitary facilities that one can buy access to. In the immediate vicinity there is a hotel, country pub, horse rental, swimming pool and a shop.

Other accomodations

Þórisstaðir t: +354 691-2272, rent out holiday homes and caravans.


The fishing area covers all three lakes. It is not permitted to fish in the rivers, Þverá and Selós.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Akranes: 30 km, Reykjavík: 67 km, Keflavík: 108 km and Akureyri: 336 km


Glymur, the highest waterfall in Iceland: 21 km, The War & Peace Museum t: +354 433-8877: 4 km, Bjarteyjarsandur Coffee & Restaurant t: +354 433-8831: 9 km

About the fishing license



Southwest Iceland

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