Lýsa lake area

West Iceland
Photo credit: ioveidileyfi.is

Fishing season

01 June – 20 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
9800 ISK to 15000 ISK

What can be fished


This popular lake area in Snæfellsnes is a great option fishing for brown trout and Arctic char and there is also good salmon fishing. In the first half of the summer both char and brown trout are commonly caught, but as July progresses, there is increased chance of salmon. This is a great and inexpensive option for lake-fishing enthusiasts. There are a lot of fish in the lakes, but the fishing can be up and down, depending on the weather and winds. The salmon are usually grilse (but fish up to 19 pounds have been caught) and the trout are from 400 gr -1,000 gr. The most salmon fishing has been in Vatnsholtsá, which flows into the sea between the farms Ytri Garðar and Vatnsholt in Staðarveit

Accommodation & Facilities


Guesthouse Langholt t: +354 435-6789, langholt.is

Guesthouse Hof t: +354 846-3897, gisthof.is

Lýsuhóll t: +354 435-6716, lysuholl.is 



The Camp area at Langholti t: +354 435-6789

Fishing rules

Anglers meet in the parking lot at the Langaholt Guesthouse at 7:45 am to draw which side they should start fishing. If people do not show up before 7:50 am, those who have arrived are allowed to choose where to start, but then people change at noon. There is a fishing book in the reception of the guesthouse Langaholt and people are obliged to register all catch at the end of the day.


Fishing area: The lakes are Torfavatn, Reyðarvatn, Lýsuvatn and Hóp. Then the river Vatnsholtsá and the creeks that run between the lakes.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarnes: 95 km and Reykjavík: about 190 km

About the fishing license

Iceland Outfitters t: (+354) 466-26 80 & 855-26 81, info­@icelandoutfitters.com

Fishing guards: Sigrún Katrín Halldórsdóttir t: +354 8987086 and Þór Fannberg Gunnarsson t: 354 8958987


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Night shift

16:00 – 22:00


West Iceland

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