Selvatn at Héraði

East Iceland
Photo credit: Högni H

Fishing season

15 May – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished


Lake Selvatn is 2 km west of highway 94 in Hjaltastaðaþinghá at Héraði. It is southeast of lake Krókavatn, at 30 m above sea level and about 0.27 km². There are quite good trout in the lake and there have been quite a few 2–4-pound fish. Fishing rights in Selvatn are divided between the farms Bóndastaðir, Dratthalastaðir, Ekra and Laufás. One rod is sold for the land of Ekra, but it is about a 40-minute walk from the farm to the lake. Bóndastaðir is deserted and no permits are sold at Laufás. Residents of Dratthalastaðir have allowed fishing for their land. The quickest way to get to the lake is to walk from Highway 94, it is about a half hour walk.


Fishing is only allowed in the land of Ekra and Dratthalastaðir. Anglers are asked to respect this and familiarize themselves with the part of the lake where fishing is permitted.

About the fishing license

Sigmundur Halldórsson, Ekru t: +354 471-3054 & Sigmundur Stefánsson, Dratthalastöðum t: +354 471-3029.


24 hours


East Iceland

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