Þingvallavatn – Kaldárhöfði

South Iceland
Photo credit: Fish Partner

Fishing season

01 May – 15 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

9 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
5900 ISK to 11990 ISK

What can be fished


Kaldárhöfði is the southernmost fishing area in Lake Þingvallavatn and the northernmost area in Lake Úlfljótsvatn. This is a very diverse area that offers both brown trout and Arctic char fishing. The area has a long fishing history and was probably the best brown trout area in Lake Þingvallavatn before the time of the power plants in Sogi. With the growing fishing for brown trout in the lake, it will be exciting to follow the fishing at Kaldárhöfði soon. Part of the area is in Lake Úlfljótsvatn and that area is known for both large brown trout and plenty of char. Brown trout fishing is especially good north of the lake and out of the islet, but char fishing is good in the whole area.

Fishing rules

Six rods are fished from May 1st to June 10th and then ten rods from June 11th to August 31st


The area reaches from Sprænutangi in Lake Þingvallavatn in the north and to the border with Efri-Brú in Lake Úlfljótsvatn in the south.

Map of the area

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Selfoss: 26 km, Reykjavík: um 70 km, Reykjanesbær: 116 km and Akureyri: 423 km


Þingvellir; Old-Althingi, Almannagjá gorge, Þingvallar Church and Silfra snorkeling

About the fishing license



South Iceland

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