South Iceland
Photo credit: Áfangagil

Fishing season

01 June – 31 August


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Family friendly, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
5000 ISK to 5000 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Herbjarnarfellsvatn is in a beautiful bowl under Herbjarnarfell, a little northwest of the huts by Landmanna-cave. It is at an altitude of 630 m above sea level and its estimated area is 0.54 km². In the lake, it was a good fishing earlier in time, but brown trout were released into it in 1967. There were examples of up to 7-pound fish, but now it is different. Herbjarnarfellsvatn is full of rather small brown trout, but a good fish to eat.The lake has never been netted, but it is much needed.There is a good road to the lake.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing rules

It is important that anglers return completed fishing reports to the cabin keeper in Landmannahellir (cave), or in a mailbox located at the crossroads, where you enter the road to the crater Ljótipollur.


The approach to the lake is from Dyngjuleið, a little west of Drekagil, i.e. if one is coming from the intersection with the F208 under Eskihlíðarhnaus. Fishing is permitted in the whole lake

About the fishing license

Skarð in Landsveit tel: (+354) 487-6525 & 487-1590 and at the fishing guard at Landmannalaugar.


24 hours


South Iceland

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