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Fishing season

01 May – 30 September


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
2000 ISK to 2000 ISK

What can be fished


Úlfljótsvatn is a spring fed lake, as it is a drainage of Lake Þingvallavatn. There is a considerable current in the water where the average flow is 90 thousand liters per second. The lake is about 4 km² in size, is 80 m above sea level and is just over 20 m where it is deepest. Most of the catch is arctic char, but also some brown trout. The most common size of the fish is half to two pounds, but the number of larger fish has increased in recent years. The best time is from mid-June to mid-August.

Accommodation & Facilities


It is possible to buy accommodation at the Scouts’ organized camping site, where there are very good camping facilities. Further information can be found at www.ulfljotsvatn.is, among other things regarding various types of entertainment on site, e.g. boat rental and the like.

Fishing rules

All anglers must register BEFORE FISHING in a service house at a campsite. The registration book is in the main hall and is always open. All catches must be registered after fishing in a fishing book in a service house at the campsite or by clicking here for electronic registration. Neat handling is a requirement, and it is forbidden to leave rubbish by the lake.

All off-road driving is strictly prohibited. Fishing license holders who cause environmental damage are liable to the landowner.

Fishing reports can be downloaded from the Fishing Map website and printed out. If a tagged fish are caught, this should be mentioned in the catch report.

It is not permitted to bring boats to fish in Lake Úlfljótsvatn except in consultation with local landowners.

Children under the age of 14 fish for free accompanied by a cardholder


The fishing area reaches north to the border at Steingrímsstöð and in the south to the border at waterfall Írafoss. NOTE. AREA 2 IS NOT INCLUDED ON THE FISHING MAP

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Selfoss: 24 km, Reykjavík: 55 km, Reykjanesbær: 93 km and Akureyri: 416 km.

About the fishing license

The Scouts Outdoor-center t: +354 482-2674, [email protected]

The west bank of the lake is part of the Fishing Map



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