Distance from Reykjavík:
15. June - 31. August
Number of rods:
The best flies:
Various streamers, nymphs and dries
Really poor, modified 4x4 jeep needed to reach the lake - Easy once there
Lake Reykjavatn and River Reyká
The lake and the river are located on the Arnarvatnsheiði heath, on the north side of the Eiríksjökull glacier. The lake is about 1.8 km² and lies at about 510 m above sea level. The lake is located on the outer perimeter of the Hallmundarhraun lava field and the scenery is beautiful with the glacier in the backdrop. Below the surface, spring omitting cold water make for prime locations for the arctic char. The fish can get really big at the lake, both the arctic char and the brown trout. River Reyká runs from the lake and connects to river Norðlingafljót. Anglers who are fishing in the lake can fish in the river as well.
The road to the lake is really poor and only passable on modified 4×4 jeeps. Please keep that in mind if you’re heading to the lake.
The lake and river are fly fish only and strictly catch & release.
Camping is allowed at the lake