Southwest Iceland
Photo credit: Guðrún Björk

Fishing season

15 June – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Requires permission, Only by foot

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
5000 ISK to 10000 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Reyðarvatn is in Borgarfjarðarsýsla, from the bottom of Lundarreykjadalur. It is 8.3km² in area and lies at an altitude of 325m. It is best to get to the lake from the road Uxahryggjarvegur. Into the east part of the lake runs Reyðarlækur from Lake Stórra-Brunnvatni. From the northeast two rivers run into it, Leirá and Fossá. The well-known salmon river, Grímsá, flows out from the lake to the northwest. Reyðarvatn has good numbers of Arctic char and some are small (dwarf) char. Fish of more than 12 pounds have been caught, but the most common size is 1-2 pounds, excluding the very small (dwarf) char. There are many good fishing spots all around the lake. One of the best fishing spots is where Grímsá runs from the lake and another where Fossá runs into the lake.

Fishing rules

4 rods are allowed to fish the Fossá and its estuary. The number of rods fishing the lake and down to the top waterfall in Grímsá is not limited. Fishing licenses cost 10,000 ISK in Fossá and 5,000 ISK for the lake.


There are two fishing areas: On is the the Fossá river and a part of the lake around its estuary. The other is he lake itself together with a short part of Grímsá, down to the top waterfall.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarnes: 48 km (to hiking trail), Akranes: 77 km, Reykjavík: 114 km and Akureyri: um 340 km

About the fishing license

Árni Ingvarsson at Skarði t: +354 892-1391



Southwest Iceland

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