Þórisstaðavatn í Svínadal
Distance from Reykjavík:
1.April - 25. September
Number of rods:
Fly, spinners. worm
The best flies:
Streamers, nymphs, dries
Lake Þórisstaðavatn in Svínadalur
The lake is located by the farm Þórisstaðir in Svínadalur. The lake used to be known as Lake Glammastaðavatn but that name is seldom used these days. Lake Þórisstaðavatn lies between Lake Geitabergsvatn and Lake Eyrarvatn and is part of the water system that fuels river Laxá í Leirársveit. In the lake, you can find salmon and sea-run trout although native brown trout and arctic char are much more common. Common sizes are around 1 lb although larger specimens are routinely caught. Lake Þórisstaðavatn is around 1,37 km² and lies about 71 meters above sea level. Its deepest point is at 24 meters.
Fishing is allowed in the whole lake
Season and opening hours
The season starts on April 1st and ends on September 23rd.
Fishing is allowed from 7 am until 11 pm from April 1st until August 20th. After that, the lake closes at 9 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 15 kilometers.
Reykjavik – Lake Þórisstaðavatn Route