Ölvestvatn (the northernmost)

Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: visir.is

Fishing season

01 June – 15 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 the full day
2500 ISK to 2500 ISK

What can be fished


This Ölvesvatn is not as popular as the Ölvesvatn This Ölvesvatn is not as popular as the Ölvesvatn which is considerably further south in the land of Hvalnes. This is still a good fishing lake with char and brown trout. The lake is 1.4 km² in area, rather shallow and at 110 m above sea level. It is possible to drive a jeep trail from Hraun, past the farm-lakes.

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

Accommodation is available in small cabins, both by Kolluvatn and in Skammagil, which is between Kolluvatn and Kelduvíkurvatn. The house by Kolluvatn has bunk beds for four and a sofa bed for two additional guests. In the one in Skammagil there are bunk beds for 5 people. Both houses have tableware and kitchen utensils, gas hobs for cooking and a gas grill.

For those who stay in the cabins, a day costs 5000 ISK per person and a fishing permit is included in that price


Fishing is allowed in the whole lake

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Sauðárkrókur: 58 km, Blönduós: 68 km, Akureyri: 178 km and Reykjavík: 315 km

About the fishing license

Guðlaug Jóhannsdóttir, Hrauni t: +354 453-6526. Half days are available for 1250 ISK


24 hours


Northwest Iceland

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