West Iceland

Fishing season

20 June – 20 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin


Not available


Family friendly, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For half a day

What can be fished


Ljárskógavötn Lakes on Hólmavatnsheiði in Dölum are: Krossaxlarvatn, Fremstavatn, Miðvatn and Neðstavatn. Neðstavatn is 142 m above sea level and 0.48 km². Miðvatn is 165 m above sea level and is 0.36 km². Fremstavatn is the smallest. There is a short distance between the lakes that river Þverá connects and the last flow from Neðstavatn to the salmon river Fáskrúð. The catch is brown trout and Arctic char, and the fish are often a good size. Fishing is also allowed in Þverá, where both char and trout migrate, mostly in the autumn. The way to the lakes runs along a road from the land Ljárskógar which is by the main road more than 10 km west of Búðardalskauptún.

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin

It has been the case that on days when anglers, due to fishing in Fáskrúð, are not in the fishing lodge Ljárskógar, those who are fishing the lakes can stay there. Then, two days are sold together, half day / whole day / half day.


The fishing area: Krossaxlarvatn, Fremstavatn, Miðvatn, Neðstavatn and also River Þverá which connects the lakes.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Reykjavík: 166 km via Hvalfjarðar-tunnel and Búðardalur: about 24 km

About the fishing license

Supervision: Einar K. Jónsson, [email protected] & Arnór Björnsson, [email protected]



West Iceland

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