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Fishing season

20 April – 20 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
2250 ISK to 2250 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Skorradalsvatn lies at about 58m above sea level. The lake is about 16km long but only about 1 ~ 1.5km wide for the most part. It is deep – about 48m at the deepest point measured, with an average depth of about 22m. Andakílsá, a well-known salmon river, flows out of the lake, and Fitjaá flows into the lake from Eiríksvatn. Lake Skorradalsvatn has good numbers of fish, mostly small char, but there are also very large char and huge brown trout. It has proved rather difficult to catch these fish on a rod from the shore. Most of the large fish bite when trawling from a boat with large spinners or they are caught in nets. However, this is not always the case and good brown trout are always caught on a rod every year, the largest usually in early summer or autumn. Skorradalsvatn is somewhat shallow closer to land but then it deepens rapidly. There has been good fishing, for example, below Stóra Drageyri where the stream flows into the lake.

Accommodation & Facilities


The camping area in Selskógur t: +354 789-8442

Fishing rules

It is not allowed to camp by the lake, there is a camping site in Selskógur and anglers are advised to camp there.

It is not permitted to light a bonfire in Skorradalur

Anglers must have a fishing license with them and show it to the fishing guard if requested. They must follow fishing rules and respect the no-catch zones (see map) Anglers should be tidy and not leave rubbish lying around.


The fishing area is most of the lake, but there are some no-catch zones (see map)

Map of the lake

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Borgarnes: 28 km, Akranes: 56 km, Reykjavík: 95 km and Akureyri: about 330 km


The War & Peace Museum 30 km, Deildartunguhver and Krauma: 30 km, Waterfalls Hraunfossar & Barnafoss: 50 km, Húsfell: 57 km og The cave Víðgelmir: 61 km

About the fishing license – Skorradalsvatn

The chariman of the fishing club, Skorradalsvatns, Jón A. Guðmundsson Fitjum: +354 857-7527. Summur card: 20.000 ISK



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