East Iceland
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Fishing season

01 April – 30 September


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


For beginners, Family friendly, Accessibility for the disabled, Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
1000 ISK to 1000 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Þveit is in Nesjahreppur in A.-Skaftafellssýsla, just north of Hafnar in Hornafjörður. The lake is 0.91 km², very shallow and only 2 m above sea level. The creeks Myllulækur and Skrápslækur flow to it and Þveitarlækur from it to river Hornafjarðarfljót. The lake contains local Arctic char, brown trout, sea trout and sea char. There is access between the lake and the sea, so that sea trout can make their way to the lake. There are large numbers of small Arctic char in the lake and there are also stories of beautiful brown trout that have been caught there. The best time for fishing is in spring and autumn.

Accommodation & Facilities


Fosshotel Vatnajökli t: +354 478-2555, islandshotel.is/hotels


Fishing rules

Dogs are not allowed by the lake and the use of boats is not allowed without the permission of the landowner. Anglers do not need to register but must have the Fishing Card ready to show the fishing guard. There is a lot of bird life by the lake, and it is strictly forbidden to disturb them. Also, anglers need to be tidy and not drive off-road. Children under the age of 14 fish for free accompanied by a cardholder.


Fishing is permitted in all the lake, except at the outflow of the creek Þveitarlækur

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Höfn í Hornarfirði: 10 km, Egilsstaðir: 255km, Akureyri: 500 km and Reykjavík: 446 km

About the fishing license

Þveit is a part of the Fishing Card

Day permits at Stapi t: +354 478-1454.  Supervision: Sigurður Sigfinnsson at Stórulág t: +354 478-1353



East Iceland

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