Hitarvatn has an area of about 7,6 km², its greatest depth is 26 m and it is situated 147 m above sea level. Its discharge is the salmon river Hitara. Twenty five rods are permitted per day, so it is better to make reservations on beforehand. The catch consists of lake char and brown trout. Good fishing spots are in the proximity of brooks and along the lava bank.
The lake is on road 593 and a 4wd track lies there from the farm Hitardalur. There is a refuge hut with rest room facilities (lavatories) on the lake. The lake, the river and the valley are named after the legendary ogress „Hit”, who lived there in the past.
Daily opening hours: Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk.
Season: Fishing is allowed from May 29th to August 31st.
Bait: All bait is allowed: fly, worm and lure.
Contact / Landlord: Hítardalur farm. Tel: (+354) 437-1715
The distance from the capital is 120 km by the Whale Bay tunnel and 46 km from Borgarnes.