South Iceland

Fishing season

18 June – 20 August


Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

100 rods

Fishing limits

No quota


Not available


Family friendly, Requires permission, SUVs only

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
13000 ISK to 15000 ISK

What can be fished


It is safe to say that Veiðivötn is one of the most famous and productive fishing lakes in the country. This is a water- cluster in Landmannaafrétti which consists of up to 50 lakes. These are both small and large lakes that are about 570 ~ 590 meters above sea level. Most people consider Veiðivötn and the fishing lake area one of the most beautiful in the country. The largest lakes are Litlisjór, Grænavatn, Ónýtavatn and Snjóölduvatn. Litlisjór is by far the largest or about 9.2 km², Grænavatn 3.3 km² and Snjóölduvatn 1.6 km². These lakes are not crater lakes but were formed before 1480.

In Veiðivötn there are a lot of very big and powerful brown trout from the ice age stock, i.e., a sea trout that became landlocked at the end of the last ice age. There is also a lot of Arctic char, both small and large. As this is one of the most popular fishing areas in the country, fishing licenses usually sell out in a short time.

Accommodation & Facilities


Camping options:

Fishing rules

Fishing guards want to ask those who arrive at their accommodation late to go quietly and show consideration for others. No fuel is sold in Veiðivötn. The nearest store, restaurant and gas station is in Hrauneyjar. Anglers are encouraged to be careful about the delicate highland nature in Veiðivötn and respect the nesting of birds. Please note that all off-road driving is prohibited. People with dogs are advised to take good care of them in the area. The dogs must always be tethered in the area. There are no facilities for charging electric cars at Veiðivötn. Water from rivers and fine sand are not considered to go well in electric cars.


About the fishing license

Veiðivötn t: +354 864-9205, [email protected]

Regular customers come first in terms of sales of fishing licenses. Available days/periods and accommodation will go online in mid-March and on general sale in early April.



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