Northeast Iceland
Photo credit: Vestmannsvatn Guesthouse

Fishing season

15 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
3850 ISK to 3849 ISK

What can be fished


Lake Vestmannsvatn, which is in Reykjadalur in Suður Þingeyjarsýsla, is about 2.4 km² in area, at 26 m above sea level and about three meters deep on average. The lake holds mainly Arctic char and brown trout, with occasional salmon that are usually caught every summer. There are a lot of fish in the lake and fishing opportunities are good for the whole family. Usually, the lake gives of its best early or late afternoon. However, the fishing is consistent and good during the day. There is a lot of net fishing in the lake, which is good for the fish, but the nets are always taken away during the salmon’s main migration time. A considerable amount of ice-fishing is practiced on the lake and the tenant offers guided tours.

Accommodation & Facilities


Vestmannsvatn Guesthouse t: +354 846-7397,


Camp area – Dalakofinn t: +354 464-3344,

Camp area – Heiðarbær t: 464-3903,

Fishing rules

Holders of the Fishing Card must register at Dalakofinn at Laugar and show the necessary personal ID. It is strictly forbidden to leave rubbish and drive off-road. Children under the age of 14 fish for free accompanied by a cardholder. The lake and its surroundings are a nature reserve and loose dogs are forbidden in the area.


Fishing is allowed in the whole lake However, it is forbidden to fish 100 m from the estuary where the Reykjadalsá river flows into the lake as well as where it flows from the lake into Eyvindarlækur.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Laugar: 10 km, Húsavík: 31 km, Akureyri: 51 km and Reykjavík: 438 km


Dalakofinn t: +354 464-3344,

Heiðarbær t: +354 464-3903,


Goðafoss waterfall: 17 km, Aldeyjarfoss waterfall: 56 km, Skútustaðir craters: 34 km, Dimmuborgir: 44 km, Myvatn nature baths: 47 km and Námaskarð hot springs: 50 km

About the fishing license

Iceland Fishing Guide 

t: +354 449-9905, [email protected]

The lake is a part of the Fishing Card




Northeast Iceland

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