Langavatn at Skagaheiði

Northwest Iceland

Fishing season

01 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing hut


Not available


Family friendly, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
4000 ISK to 4000 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Langavatn in Skagahreppur in Austur-Húnavatnssýsla is the largest lake in the western part of Skaga. It is 3.5 km² in area, shallow and at 207 m above sea level. Fjallabaksá flows into it at its southern end and Langavatnsá flows from it through Skjaldbreiðurvatn and on to the sea. The lower reaches of the river is called Fossá and it plunges from Króksbjarg into the sea. There are a lot of good fish in the lake, both brown trout and Arctic char, with the largest 1-3 pounds. There has been a lot of net fishing in Langavatn, which helps to keep the size of the fish in balance. Good fishing spots are from two peninsulas on the south and north coast. It is also productive to fish where streams flow into the lake, e.g. ahead of Þórhildardalslækur and Fjallabaksá.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing hut

Fishing rules

It is hardly necessary to mention that all off-road driving is prohibited by law on Skagaheiði, as elsewhere in the country


To get to the lake, drive along Highway 745 from Skagaströnd to the intersection at the farm Steinnýjarstaðir. From there, there is an 8 km trail to the lake on the west side.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Skagaströnd: about 20 km, Blönduós: 40 km, Akureyri: 180 km and Reykjavík: 283 km

About the fishing license

Árný, Steinnýjarstöðum t: (+354) 452-2745 & 860-2745

It’s possible to buy a half day for 2000 ISK



Northwest Iceland

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