South Iceland
Photo credit: Tumi Veiðiportinu

Fishing season

01 April – 20 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
12000 ISK to 12000 ISK

What can be fished


Laugarvatn is a lake in Laugardalur in Bláskógabyggð. By the lake stands a village with the same name. The lake is shallow, with a maximum depth of 2 meters, with a clayey bottom. The lake has Arctic char and there is a possibility of good fishing. It is good to fish in the spring where the hot water flows into the water in front of the village Laugarvatn. Laugarvatn is connected to the river Hólaá and Lake Apavatn. Several farms own land by the lakes and Hólaá and each one sells for his land. The fishing is best in the spring and early summer.

Accommodation & Facilities


Fishing rules

Anglers that buy permits for River Hólaá in the land of Útey, can also fish part of Lake Laugarvatn. When anglers come to fish, they need to stop at the farm for information on the number on the gate that needs to be crossed, to get down to the lake. At the end of the fishing day, it is important to submit catch numbers.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Laugarvatn is in a short distance from Selfoss, about 40 km, Reykjavík: about 82 km and Akureyri: 406 km


Laugarvatn Fontana: 6 km, Geysir: about 34 km, Waterfall Gullfoss: 44 km, Reykholt: 27 km and Skálholt: 24 km

About the fishing license

Hólaá and Laugarvatn at Útey

The permit is valid for river Hólaá and part of the lake (land of Útey)


24 hours


South Iceland

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