Lake Blönduvatn

Distance from Reykjavík:

244km

Season:

When road opens - 30. September

Average size:

1-2lbs

Number of rods:

Tackle:

Fly, Spinners, bait

Fishing equipment:

#4 - #6

The best flies:

Streamers and nymphs

Lodging:

Camping or sleeping bag accommodations at Galtará

Accessability:

Easy

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Lake Blönduvatn

The lake is located in the northeast of Iceland upon a heath called Eyvindarstaðaheiði. The lake is about 1 km² and is known as a very good lake for arctic char. The char in the lake are of a really decent size and fish of around 5 lbs are not uncommon. The scenery is classic Icelandic heathland with moors and low-rise plants

Fishing area:

Fishing is allowed in the whole lake

Season and fishing hours

From when the road opens – September 30. Please refer to www.road.is | The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration for information.

Fishing is allowed around the clock – No set opening hours

Rules

Boats: Belly boats and kayak’s – Bigger boats are not allowed

Camping: Yes – Sleeping bag accommodations also available at the Galtará mountain lodge

How to get there

The distance from Reykjavik is around 244 km and about 75 km from the town of Blönduós. Once you reach the town of Blönduós, continue on Road 1 until making a right turn on to Kjalvegur (F35). Make a left turn on to Mælifellsdalvegur once you reach the Blanda lagoon. Drive over the Bland dam and make a right turn on to Vesturheiðarvegur. Follow the road for around 6km and then you will arrive at the lake. We recommend having a 4×4 car for this trip.

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Reykjavik – Blöndulón Lagoon 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.