Blautulón

Distance from Reykjavík:

220km

Season:

As long as the road is open

Average size:

1/2-2 pound

Number of rods:

Tackle:

Fly, spinners, bait

Fishing equipment:

#4-6

The best flies:

Streamers, nymphs, dries

Lodging:

Camping

Accessability:

Well equiped 4x4 to reach the lake - easy once there

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The Blautulón lakes

The lake is located in Skaftártunguafrétti in the highlands. There are two lakes you can fish in. Both are full of arctic char. There are mostly small char in the lakes but every season a few bigger ones are caught, as well as the odd brown trout.  The amount of fish in the lakes means that almost everybody is bound to land some fish! The landscape around the lakes is extraordinary. Black sands and bright green moss make for extreme contrasts and you’re reminded of the volcanic past these parts endured. There’s a reason people like to go to the highlands, nothing recharges the batteries like the scenery and fresh air up there.
We at Fish Partner are big promoters of Catch and release but in this lake, we actually encourage anglers to keep fish. With the overabundance of Char in the lake, it’s good for the system to take out a few fish to improve the system.

Fishing Area

Fishing is allowed in both lakes with no restrictions. Fishing is not allowed in the river Norðari – Ófæra which runs from the eastern lake.

Season and opening hours

From when the roads to the Highlands open and until they close down for winter. We advise you to contact the Icelandic Road and Coastal administrations (www.road.is | The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration) for information on roads.

Fishing is allowed around the clock – No set opening hours

How to get there

Distance from Reykjavik is about 230 km if you opt for the Fjallabaksleið nyrðri route through Landmannalaugar (road F208). Follow the Fjallabaksleið route and turn on to Langasjósvegur road (F235). Drive for 11 km and make a right turn. After about 2 km you’ll reach the lakes.

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Fjallabaksleið Nyrðri route from Reykjavík

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A Hidden Gem in the Highlands – The river Kaldakvísl is truly a hidden gem. Fished only by a select few, Kaldakvísl has now been made exclusively available only to the customers of Fish Partner. Words are unequal to the task of describing the landscape’s beauty. Diversity and contrasts are the river’s main characteristics.
One of the best brown trout beats in the world – Villingavatnsárós (means the mouth of river Villingavatnsá) is one of the greatest brown trout beats in the world. The beat offers the opportunity to catch the giant ice age brown trout on small nymphs and dry flies. Streamers can also be strong. The beat is only fished with two rods and all brown trout shall be released. It is fly-fishing only.
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Accessability

  • Easy – Very little hiking required, easy for every one.
  • Modrate – Some hiking required.
  • Hard – Strenuous hiking require, good physical conditions required.
  • Mixed – Some easy access areas and others that require hiking.