Geitabergsvatn 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:

#4-6

The best flies:

Various streamers, nymphs and dries

Lodging:

Options available

Accessability:

Easy

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Lake Geitabergsvatn in Svínadalur

The lake is the northernmost lake in the water system in Svinadalur. As with the other lakes in Svinadalur, Lake Geitabergsvatn is a part of the water system that fuels the river Laxa í Leirársveit. As a result, a few salmon and sea-run trout are caught every season. There is mostly native brown trout at the lake, and they can be pretty decent-sized. The lake is very easily accessible and a really fun lake to fish in.

Fishing Area

Fishing is allowed in the whole lake

Season and opening hours

The season starts on April 10 and ends on September 15

Fishing is allowed from 7 am until 10pm 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 17 kilometers.

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Reykjavik – Lake Geitabergsvatn 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.