East Iceland
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Fishing season

01 June – 15 August


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Family friendly, Accessibility for the disabled, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
2000 ISK to 2000 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Nykurvatn can be found at the front of Burstafell, close to the old highway that runs through Vopnafjarðarheiði and down into the valley. Its measured area is 0.5 km², it is considered to be quite deep and lies 424 m above sea level. Its drainage is Teigará, which flows into Hofsá. There are a lot of Arctic char in the lake, most of which are 300 – 500 g. However, there are also predatory char in the lake, which are probably of another strain, and they can be quite big. There are a considerable number of fish three to four pounds, which are often caught on a rod. The largest net caught char from the lake was 8 pounds. The char from the lake is considered to be very good to eat. Access to the lake is very good and families can have a good time there together.

Accommodation & Facilities


Fishing is permitted in the whole lake

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Vopnafjörður: 25 km, Egilsstaðir: 93 km, Húsavík: 192 km, Akureyri: 222 km and Reykjavík: 610 km

About the fishing license

Bragi Vagnsson, Bustarfelli t: +354 868-1656



East Iceland

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