Lake Vestmannsvatn has an area of 2,5 kmē. It is 10 m deep and is
situated at 26 m above sea level just south of the parsonage Grenjadarstadur
mouth of the valley Reykjadalur. River Reykjadalsa feeds it and its discharge,
Eyvindarlaekur, tributes to the fine salmon river Laxa. It is divided into two fishing
areas: a) From a cove to the west of the headland Djuphofdi, along the western and
northern sides to the mouth of the discharge and
b) From the Djuphofdi headland to the east to the mouth of river
Reykjadalsa, where there is some hope of the salmons biting.
The catch consists otherwise of lake char
and brown trout. The lake is accessible by car from the south and the
walking distance to its northern side from the main road is about
500m. Accommodations are available at some farms and the summer hotel
Laugar (school centre).
The distance from the capital is about 456 km
by the Whale Bay tunnel and 28 from Husavik.