Dómadalsvatn

Distance from Reykjavík:

160km

Season:

As long as the roads are open

Average size:

1-2 pound

Number of rods:

Tackle:

Fly, spinner, bait

Fishing equipment:

Einhenda #4-6

The best flies:

Various streamers, nymphs and dries

Lodging:

Options available

Accessability:

Mixed

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Lake Dómadalsvatn

The lake is located in the northernmost part of the valley Dómadalur in the Highlands. The lake is part of a lake cluster called Framvötn and lies at 566 meters above sea level. It’s a small lake at only about 0.2 km² but holds a large quantity of brown trout. The most common size of catches is around 1lbs – 2lbs but there are bigger fish in the lake and quite a few are caught every season.
Streamer fishing tends to be the most effective but during mid-summer nymph and dry fly fishing kicks in with increased hatches.

Fishing area

Fishing is allowed in the whole lake

How to get there

Lake Dómadalsvatn is part of the lake cluster known as Framvötn. Follow road 1 out of Reykjavik heading east. Follow road 1 until making a left turn on road 26 (Landvegur). Follow road 26 until making a right turn on to “Landmannaleið”. Follow the road until you reach Lake Dómadalsvatn.

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Reykjavík – Lake Dómadalsvatn route on Google Maps

Season and opening hours

As long as the roads are open. Please refer to www.road.is | The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration for info.

Fishing is allowed around the clock – No set opening hours

Rules

Anglers need to make themselves known at the park ranger cabin in Landmannahellir. Every angler must fill out a fishing report.

 

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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.