South Iceland

Fishing season

06 July – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Angling lodge, Guesthouse, Tent, Other


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
5000 ISK to 5000 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Langisjór is a large lake southwest of Vatnajökull. It is 27 km², 20 km long and 2 km wide where it is widest. The height above sea level is 662 m. To the east of Langasjór lies a mountain range called Fögrufjöll, from which many cliffs lead into the lake and into them the fjords and bays cut. There is good char fishing in Langasjór. There is a fishing cabin at the western end of the lake.

Accommodation & Facilities

Angling lodge

The house has sleeping bag space for 4 in bunk beds and 2 on a double sofa bed. Cooking is on gas. Toilet is in the house and a shower. The fishing license in Langasjór is included in the rent. Those who rent the hunting lodge are allowed to camp next to it.


Sleeping bag accommodation in cabin (shower not included)

Adults pay ISK 7,000 and 7 – 17 year olds ISK 3,500 (Free for children)


Those who do not have the fishing cabin for rent must camp at a camping site operated by Vatnajökull National Park for guests. There, the national park has set up good facilities with toilets and running water for camping guests, in addition to which a ranger from Vatnajökull National Park is present in the area part of the day.

Adults pay 1500 ISK but 7 – 17 year olds 750 ISK (shower is not included, but costs 500 ISK if people want to use it)

Other accomodations

Sleeping bag accommodation from 15 – 30 June and 1 – 15 September ISK 24,000 / Sleeping bag accommodation from 1 July – 30 August ISK 27,000 / Bedding per person 2000 ISK


The main fishing spots are by the fishing cabin at the southern end of the lake and along the lake to the north, with Breiðbakur. Good fishing can be at the northern end of Langasjór. To get there, it’s best to drive to Breiðbakur north of Langasjór. From there it’s possible to walk to “Útfallið” where it falls from Langasjór into Skaftá. At Útfallið there can be good fishing, but there is a long walk, and not possible to get there by car. When driving to Langasjó, take route F208, which can be accessed from Landmannalaugar or Skaftártunga. Turn onto F235 approximately 3 km above Eldgjá. F235 usually opens at the turn of the months June / July. It is possible to follow the opening of mountain roads on Vegagerðin’s information website; ad link!

Map of the lake

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Kirkjubæjarklaustur: 97 km, Vík: 118 km, Selfoss: 247 km, Reykjavík: 304 km and Akureyri: 311 km via Sprengisandur

About the fishing license

Book a fishing license and the fishing cabin in Hólaskjól tel: 855-5812 & 855-5813 or [email protected]


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South Iceland

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