Distance from Reykjavík:
As long as the road is open
Number of rods:
Fly, spinners, bait
The best flies:
Streamers, nymphs, dries
Well equiped 4x4 to reach the lake - easy once there
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 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.