Vatnamót are located in Vestur-Skaftafellssýslu, by the south coast of Iceland. The distance from Reykjavik is around 285 km, with the nearest township being Kirkjubæjarklaustur located about 12 km away. The fishery itself is located about 8 km south of the highway, with spectacular scenery consisting of mountains and glaciers.
The fishery is huge, and is a junction where a few rivers combine before running into the great Skaftá river. Among the rivers are Fossálar, Breiðabakkakvísl and Hörgsá. The Vatnamót fishery has long been regarded as one of the best in Iceland.
The fishing at Vatnamót is mainly made up of sea trout, and the fish there are famous for their size. Fish of 20 pounds and more are not uncommon and more often than not, the biggest sea trout caught each season come from the Vatnamót fishery. As well as sea trout, you’ll find healthy numbers of arctic char and salmon.
The fishery allows 5 rods per day, with the season starting on April 1st and ending on October 20th each year.
There’s a large number of pools and fishing spots at Vatnamót. The bottom mostly consists of sand and is ever-changing, so the fish are bound to move around. When at Vatnamót, the angler must be prepared to look for likely pools and runs.
The area is easily accessible for the most part and it’s possible to drive right down to the bank in a normal car. However, we do not recommend going to the uppermost area or the lowest part unless you have a 4X4 vehicle.
We strongly recommend anglers proceed with care in the wet sand and always wear a life vest.
The Vatnamót cabin is located in Hörgsland. The cabin is fairly small and sleeps, 6 persons.
Additional cabins can be rented at Hörgsland. Breakfast is available at an additional cost from the Hörgsland dining cabin.
Distance from Reykjavík:
1.April - 20.October
Number of rods:
Single or double handed #6-8 weight
The best flies:
Two lodge options