Langavatn á Héraði

Distance from Reykjavík:

630km

Season:

Ice off- 30. september

Average size:

2 pounds

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 Langavatn á Héraði

Lake Langavatn is located in the county of Norður Múlasýsla. The lake is located close to the town of Egilsstaðir and is a great place to stop at when you’re traveling in the eastern part of Iceland. Accessing the lake is easy, although in the spring when the roads are still thawing you might need a 4×4 car. The lake holds both brown trout and arctic char and the fish can be quite big. It’s not uncommon to land fish up to 6 lbs although 1.5 lbs – 2 lbs are the most common size. The scenery around the lake is beautiful and offers a lot to see and explore. There is a lot of folklore from around the lake and one of those is about Manga of Staffell. Manga was a woman who supposedly drowned at Lake Langavatn and came back to haunt the people of the countryside.

Fishing Area

The area allowed to fish is the west bank in the land of Staffell farm. Anglers are kindly asked to respect the boundaries. Please refer to the map for further details.

Season and opening hours

When ice clears of the lake and until September 30th.

Fishing is allowed around the clock – No set opening hours

Rules

Anglers are expected to contact the game warden and let him know you’re going to be fishing at the lake. When you’re done fishing, please give him another call and tell him how the fishing was, the number of catches, etc. Dogs are allowed but please keep them in your sight. You can use small boats such as kayaks and belly boats but bigger boats are not allowed. Laying nets is not allowed. Camping is not allowed but camping grounds are close by, in the town of Egilsstaðir for example.

Game Warden: Eiríkur Egill Sigfússon – Tel: +354 863 5616

How to get there

The distance from Reykjavik is around 630 km and 8 km outside of the town of Egilsstaðir. From road 1 you turn on to the road Fellavegur. After about 15 km you make a left turn and after around 500 meters you’ll reach the lake. Please refer to the map for directions.

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Reykjavik – Lake Langavatn á Héraði Route

– Please note that the route from Google Maps is not entirely correct. Please refer to the map and directions above.

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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.