Herbjarnarfellsvatn

Distance from Reykjavík:

160km

Season:

As long as the roads are open

Average size:

1/2-2 pund

Number of rods:

Tackle:

Fly, spinner, bait

Fishing equipment:

#4-6

The best flies:

Various streamers, nymphs, and dries

Lodging:

Options available

Accessability:

Mixed

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Lake Herbjarnarfellsvatn

The lake is part of the lake cluster known as Framvötn. It’s located in the highlands about 160 km from Reykjavik, a short distance from Landmannahellir.

Fishing area

Fishing is allowed in the whole lake

Season and opening hours

From when the roads open and until they close. Please refer to www.road.is | The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration for information fishing is allowed around the clock – No set opening hours

Anglers are asked to make themselves known at the park ranger cabin in Landmannahellir. Anglers are asked to fill out a fishing report after fishing. The report can be found at the ranger cabin

How to get there

Follow road 1 heading east to Landmannahellir. Just before reaching Landmannahellir make a left turn onto a gravel road and follow it down to the lake. Please refer to the map.

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Reykjavik – Landmannahellir 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.