Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: Högni Harðarson

Fishing season

01 June – 31 August


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
4000 ISK to 4000 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Langavatn is in the land of the farm Sölvabakki, about 8 km away from Blönduós. It is 55 m above sea level and has an area of 0.16 km². Langavatn was thought to be fishless, but since 1994 trout have been stocked into the lake with good results. Initial stocking was with both brown trout and rainbow trout, but in recent years only brown trout have been released under the direction of the fish-biologist Bjarni Jónsson. In Langavatn nice fish up to 5llbs can be caught, although most fish are about 3 pounds. As with many other lakes, the best fishing is in the spring, soon after the ice melts. However, it is possible to get good fishing later in the summer, when fly fishing is the best choice for anglers as the growth of vegetation inhibits the use of other baits.


Fishing is permitted in the whole lake

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Blönduós: 8 km, Sauðárkrókur: 44 km, Akureyri: 147 km and Reykjavík: about 250 km.

About the fishing license

Permits: Anna at Sölvabakki t: +354 848-6774

A half day costs 2000 ISK


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Northwest Iceland

Latest news at Langavatn


What a great experience and pleasure, a group of anglers had with (Iceland Fishing Guide) icefishing at Langavatn in Reykjahverfi last weekend. Totally, seventeen good fish were caught, mostly

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