Lake Hop is
the country's fifth largest natural lake, situated by Hunafjordur,N-West
It has an area of 29 to 44 km², depending on the
and only 1 m above sea level. Maximum depth is 8,5m. Its catchment
area consists of some rivers and brooks, such as some of Iceland´s
finest Salmonand Trout rivers; Gljufura and Vididalsa. The lake is
saline, because of the low elevation and the influence of the tides.
The lake abounds in Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Arctic Char, Char and
there are good possibilities of catching Salmon. Most of the fishing spots on the lake are accessible by car.
visit to Lake Hop is a new and exciting choice in family and group
outings, and good
recreation for tourists traveling or staying in the area. Lake
Hop is situated in a beautiful area and the spectacular sands of
Thingeyrar devide the lake from the ocean. It is ideal to ford
Lake Hop on horseback from the sands of Þingeyrar to shore at
Vadhvammur by Myrkubjorg.
Lake Hop is enroute
of many of Iceland's most scenic attractions, such as the caracteristic
bird colony Hvítserkur and Borgarvirki, a columnar basalt fortress, used
by the local people for defecive purposes during the Saga period.
There are many good fishing locations on Lake Hop. Among
Asbjarnarnes, Skollanes and by Myrkubjorg, howeverthe trail there is not
accessible. There is a jeep-track fromNesvík to Nesbjorg, beautiful
cliff-formations with rich bird-life. From Nesbjorg is a
walking-trail to Steinbryggja and
Vaðhvammur, which are known fishing-locations. Other popular fishing
are Steinn as well as Kofakrokur. At Ásbjarnarnes is a fishing-cabin
following bait is allowed: Worm, fly, spinner and all artificial bait.
Please note, that use of roe, herring and mackerel is prohibited.
The fishing-season is from April 10th to
September 15th. Hotel Hop by the
Lake offers fishing-licences, hire of
fishing gear and general services for
anglers in the area.
Furhtermore, it is
possible to order fishing-licences here on the web.
opening hours: 12 hours a day, whenever you wish!
Season: From spring to September 30th.
Bait: All bait is allowed: Fly, worm and lure.
The distance from the
capital is 235 km by the Whale Bay tunnel and 25 km from Blonduos.