Eyrarvatn í Svínadal

Distance from Reykjavík:

60km

Season:

10.April - 15. September

Average size:

1-2 pound

Number of rods:

Tackle:

Fly, spinners, bait

Fishing equipment:

Einhenda #4-6

The best flies:

Various streamers, nymphs and dries

Lodging:

Options available

Accessability:

Easy

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Lake Eyrarvatn in Svinadalur

The lake is the southernmost lake in the Svinadalur water system, located about 80 kilometers outside of Reykjavik. The lake is very easily accessible and a great choice for families looking to spend their day fishing. A lot of the catches at the lake are small arctic char but every now and then bigger char and brown trout are caught. The lake is part of the water system that fuels River Laxá í Leirársveit and as a result, a few salmon and sea-run trout are caught at the lake every season.

Fishing Area

Fishing is not allowed in the River Laxá and the rivers that run between the lakes. Fishing is also banned below the summer camp on the southern bank. The rest of the lake is open to Fishpartner.

Season and opening hours

The season starts on April 10 and ends on September 15

Fishing is allowed from 7 am until 10 pm from April 1st until August 20th. After that, the lake closes at 8 pm.

How to get there

To get to the lake from Reykjavik you follow road 1 through the Hvalfjarðargöng tunnel. Continue on until you cross river Laxá í Leirársveit and then shortly after that River Leirá. Make a right turn on to road 504 (changes into road 502) and follow the road until you reach the lake. The distance from the highway to the lake is about 12 kilometers.

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Reykjavik – Lake Eyrarvatn Route

 

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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.