Lake Svinavatn has an area of 12
km². It is situated 123 m above sea level and its greatest depth is 38,5 m. Its greatest
length is 11,1 km and width 2,1 km. Two rivers, Sletta and Svinadalsa, feed it and its
discharge is Upper-Laxa, which connects it with lake Laxarvatn. The permits are valid
along a shoreline of 2,3 km belonging to the farm Mosfell. There is no limit to the number
of permits sold per day.
The main catch is lake
char, brown trout and every summer a few salmons are caught. The best fishing spots are
along the cliffs and at the mouths of the brooks. The lake char and the brown trout are usually 2-3 pounders, but up
to 6-8 pounders are landed every now and then.
No roads or tracks lead
all the way to the lake except to the southwest side. According to the
legend it is not recommended for clergymen to cross the lake on ice.
Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk,
from June 1st and August 31st. All bait is
allowed: Fly, worm and lure.
Contact / landlord
Grímur at Reykir Tel. 892-4012 and Jón
at Stóra-Búrfell Tel.: 868-3750 / 452-7133
The distance from the
capital is about 243 km by the Whale Bay tunnel.