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Arnarvatn Melrakkaslettu

Region: North Iceland
Coordinates: 66.4558° N 16.14787° W

Lake Arnarvatn has an area of 3,4 km². It is situated 2 m above sea level and its greatest depth is 4 m.

Road no. 85 passes along the northern shoreline. The lake abounds in lake char (1-3 pounders) and brown trout (1-4 pounders).
The distance from the capital is 644 km by the Whale Bay tunnel) and 10 from Raufarhofn.

Fishing card:
Arnarvatn on Melrakkaslétta

Hraunhafnarvatn, Æðarvatn and Arnarvatn are located in Presthólahreppur in Melrakkaslétta, at the N-Eastern corner of Iceland.

Distance from Reykjavík and the nearest township
The distance from Reykjavik is 610 km, via Holaheidi, and 10 km to Raufarhöfn from Hraunhafnarvatn, a village situated in the North-East of Iceland.

Practical information
Hraunhafnarvatn is the largest lake in Melrakkaslétta, and covers about 3, 4 km2. It rises to 2 m above sea level; with the deepest point at approx. 4 m. Æðarvatn and Arnarvatn are much smaller.

Fishing area:
Fishing is only allowed in the property of Skinnalón (marked on the map).

Camping is permitted in the designated area, without proper facilities however. The campsite at Raufarhöfn is quite lovely and Hotel Norðurljós can offer various possibilities as well as Nest Gusthouse at Raufarhöfn.

Fishing potential
One can expect char and brown trout in both Hraunhafnarvatn and Æðarvatn, usually quite large. Brown trout is more common in Arnarvatn.

Fishing hours
No restrictions.

Fishing season
The fishing season is between May 1st and September 30th.

All bait is allowed: fly, worm and lure.

Best time of day
There is an equal distribution throughout the day.

Cardholders must carry the Veiðikortið and an appropriate ID on their person, ready for inspection at any time. Littering is strictly forbidden. Children under 14 are allowed for free, if accompanied by adult cardholders.
The catch must be announced to

Contact / Landlord:
Halldór Þórólfsson, Tel: (+354) 863-8468.

Fishing card only costs 9.900 ISK.

Arnarvatn on Melrakkaslétta in Icelandic

Links in Arnarvatn Melrakkaslettu


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