Þingvallavatn – Lake Villingavatn

South Iceland
Photo credit: Fish Partner

Fishing season

01 April – 30 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

6 rods

Fishing limits

No quota




Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
7500 ISK to 24800 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Villingavatn, or Tjörnin, does not show much but does store a lot of trout, many of which are very large. The pond has so far been a half-secret of some anglers. The brown trout is of the Þingvallarlake strain and the size and cruelty accordingly. The lake is small and shallow and often possible to see currents on the water surface after huge fish.

Area B in the land of Lake Villingavatn can provide good brown trout fishing. The area extends from the car park and east of Tangi by Hellisvík. Although the fishing can be good in the whole area, the two are usually the best. At the western “tangi” there is a shallow part where it is possible to wade into, there is a edge which fish often lies outside. There are both brown trout and arctic char, but mostly brown trout in the spring.

Fishing rules

There are 4 rods allowed in Tjörnin, but 2 rods in Area B. The fishing season is from April 1st – September 30th in Tjörnin, and from April 15th – September 15th in Area B.


Tjörnin (the Pond) is divided into two fishing areas, west and east bank, and two rods fish each bank at a time. Area B extends from the car park and east of the point/spit by Hellisvík.

Map of the area (Pond)

Map (B area)

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Selfoss: 28 km, Reykjavík: 53 km, Reykjanesbær: 90 km and Akureyri: 417 km.


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

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