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Fishing season

15 May – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
3000 ISK to 3000 ISK

What can be fished


Presthólalón “lagoon” is below the main road, close to Kópasker. This is a large sea lagoon and its height above sea level is only 1 m and the estimated area is about 0.36 km². There are decent char in it, one to two pounds, and it is considered a good place to fish for food. It is not apparent that Preshólalón is connected to the sea, but it is believed that water flows through underground streams to the sea, which explains the existence of sea-run char in the lagoon. Fishing has been practiced by residents of Kópasker, its surroundings and by tourists. Fishing licenses in Presthólalónl do include licenses to fish in Klapparós, which is a short distance north of the lagoon. There, sea-run char migrates through a large river that flows into the sea.


Fishing is permitted in the entire reservoir and in Klapparós, which is close by. It is possible to walk around the lagoon and there is a good car park by the lake

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Kópasker: 5 km, Húsavík: 90 km, Raufarhöfn: 59 km, Akureyri: 166 km and Reykjavík: 554 km


Ásbyrg canyoni: 33 km, Hljóðaklettar (Rocks of Echo): 46 km and Dettifoss waterfall: 54 km

About the fishing license

Sigurður Árnason, Presthólum t: +354 465-2175



Northeast Iceland

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