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Veiðivötn Lakes – Fishing Lakes

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2,5 hrs


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The Veiðivötn Lakes are a cluster of crater lakes located in the Icelandic highlands. In fact, there are over 50 lakes of various sizes that comprise the Veiðivötn Lakes. Surrounded by black sands and little vegetation, the lakes are striking in their beauty. What’s more, these bodies of water are known for excellent fishing and are filled with brown trout and arctic char. The fish are typically 3-6 lbs, but 25 pounders have been caught.

The Veiðivötn Lakes are only about 30 km (18 miles) from the Highland Center Hrauneyjar and 130 km (81 miles) from Hotel Rangá. It is recommended that you inquire with the Hotel Rangá reception about fishing prior to your visit, due to Veiðivötn’s popularity. In order to access the lakes, it is recommended that you drive a 4×4 vehicle. During the winter months, the lakes are only accessible via Super Jeep. However, fishing in the Veiðivötn Lakes is only possible from June to September. 

Facts about Veiðivötn Lakes


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There are about 50 lakes in the Veiðivötn area. Many of the lakes are well-known for being excellent fishing spots. You can catch brown trout and arctic char in the lakes.

Yes, it is possible to fish in Veiðivötn from June to September. However, it is necessary to book in advance. Please contact the Hotel Rangá reception for more information.

Distances from Veiðivötn Lakes

It takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to Veiðivötn. The road is only accessible in 4×4 vehicles. 

It takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to Veiðivötn. The road is only accessible in a 4×4 vehicle. 

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