Þórisstaðavatn í Svínadal

Distance from Reykjavík:

60km

Season:

10.April - 15. September

Average size:

1-2 pound

Number of rods:

Tackle:

Fly, spinners. worm

Fishing equipment:

#4-6

The best flies:

Streamers, nymphs, dries

Lodging:

Options available

Accessability:

Easy

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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 area

Fishing is allowed in the whole lake

Season and opening hours

The season starts on April 10 and ends on September 15

Fishing is allowed from 7 am until 10pm from April 1st until August 20th. After that, the lake closes at 8 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.

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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.