Svínavatn in Húnaþingi

Northwest Iceland
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Fishing season

01 June – 31 August


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
1500 ISK to 1500 ISK

What can be fished


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.

Accommodation & Facilities


Hotel Húnavellir t: (+354) 456–4500 &


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

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.


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


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




Northwest Iceland

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