Svínavatn

Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: veidikortid.is
Calendar

Fishing season

01 June – 31 August

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Stop

Fishing limits

No quota
Information

Guidance

Not available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
1500 ISK to 1499 ISK

What can be fished

Description

Lake Svínavatn in A-Húnavatnssýsla is a popular fishing lake. It is about 12 km² in area, at 123 m above sea level and its maximum depth is 38 m. The lake is part of the river Láxá in Ásum water system and a reservoir for Laxárvirkjun. There are two species of char in the lake and one species can grow very large, up to 13 lbs, but they are mostly caught in nets rather than on rods. The weight of the largest trout is very similar. The other char species are rather small and are usually caught on a rod. The best angling opportunities are on the south side of the lake and by the so-called Klappir in the land of Mosfell.

Accomodation options

Hotel

Hotel Húnavellir t: (+354) 456–4500 & 691-2207hotelhuni.com

Camping

The camp site by Hotel Húnavell t: (+354) 456-4500 & 691-2207, hotelhuni.com

Fishing rules

Anglers are asked not to leave behind rubbish. They must have the Fishing Card on hand when the fishing guard visits them. Off-road driving is strictly forbidden.

Directions

Turn from highway no. 1 onto road 724 and from there are about 9 km to the lake.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Blönduós: 20 km, Akureyri: 130 km, Reykjavík: 250 km and Reykjanesbær: 290

Attractions

Hvítserkur: 65 km, Borgarvirki: 50 km, Kolugljúfur: 52 km and Vatnsdalshólar (cluster of hills): about 20 km.

About the fishing license

The lake is a part of the Fishing Card

Daily permits: Reykir t: +354 892-4012 and Stóra-Búrfell t: +354 868-3750 & 452-7133

Schedule

Location

Northwest Iceland

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