South Iceland
Photo credit: Högni H

Fishing season

01 January – 31 December


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

4 fish per rod/day


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
7000 ISK to 6999 ISK

What can be fished


At the farm Galtalækur II in Landsveit, there is a farm that is partly from the aquaculture in Fellsmúli, where the famous ice age trout is raised before it is released into Veiðivötn, but there is also fish from the Grenlækjar strain. This fish is released into Lake Tangavatn. Both brown trout, sea trout and Arctic char are released into the lake and people have often fished well in the lake, which is quite popular. Most are two to three pounds fish, but up to 10 pounds fish have been caught in the lake since releases began around 1992.

Accommodation & Facilities

Bed & Breakfast

Galtalækur II runs a tourist service and offers both camping and cottages


Galtalækur II runs a tourist service and offers both camping and cottages

Fishing rules

The quota has been 4 fish per rod per day, but it is possible to pay extra for fish in excess of the quota


One of the best routes to Lake Tangavatn is along Highway 26; Roads. From the Ring Road it is about 36 km Fishing is permitted in the whole lake

Services nearby

Nearest cities

The lake is in 115 km distance from Reykjavík and 35 km from highway one (turn on to road 26).


Close by is Galtalækur Forest

About the fishing license

Sveinn Sigurjónsson, Galtalæki II t: (+354) 487-6528 & 894-4460, [email protected]


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South Iceland

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