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Region: North Iceland
Coordinates: 65.73333° N 17.16667° W

Lake Vestmannsvatn has an area of 2,5 km². It is 10 m deep and is situated at 26 m above sea level just south of the parsonage Grenjadarstadur in the mouth of the valley Reykjadalur. River Reykjadalsa feeds it and its discharge, Eyvindarlaekur, tributes to the fine salmon river Laxa. It is divided into two fishing areas: a) From a cove to the west of the headland Djuphofdi, along the western and northern sides to the mouth of the discharge and b) From the Djuphofdi headland to the east to the mouth of river Reykjadalsa, where there is some hope of the salmons biting.

The catch consists otherwise of lake char and brown trout. The lake is accessible by car from the south and the walking distance to its northern side from the main road is about 500m. Accommodations are available at some farms and the summer hotel Laugar (school centre).

The distance from the capital is about 456 km by the Whale Bay tunnel and 28 from Husavik.

Fishing card:

Lake Vestmannsvatn

Vestmannsvatn is located in Sudur-Þingeyjarsyslu in North-Eastern Iceland.

Practical information:
The lake is 2.4 km2 Reykjadalsa river runs to the lake and Eyvindará river runs from the lake. The maximum deep is about 10m with an average depth of 2 metre.

Distance from Reykjavik and the nearest township.
Distance from Reykjavik is about 455 km and 24 km south of Husavik. The lake is by the road no. 845

Fishing area:
You can fish the whole lake, but no closer to the rivers than 100m.

There are many option in the area. Camping and restaurant can be found at Dalakofinn, Laugum that is few km away from the lake ( more info at

Fishing potential:
Both brown trout and char can be caught in the lake among with occasional salmon.

Daily opening hours:
Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk.

Fishing season:
Fishing season starts 15th of May and ends 30th of September.

Fly, lure and worm is allowed.

Best time of the year:
Best season is early summer and late summer, thought is is rather even. Fishing is best in the morning and evening but it is also very good in the mid-day.

Please register before attending to fishing at Dalakofinn (Laugum) and show the Fishing card and some ID. Littering and off-road driving is forbidden. Children under 14 are allowed for free, if accompanied by adult cardholder. Dogs are not allowed to run free in the area since it is rich of birdlife.

Dalakofinn, restaurant Tel.: 354-464-3344 –

Fishing card only costs 9.900 ISK.