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SELA CATCHMENT AREA

Region: North Iceland
Coordinates: 65.8798° N 20.01010° W

Within this area are several lakes, such as Olvesvatn, Eidsa, Gegnisvatn, Thorgeirsvatn, Fossvatn, Fossa, Stifluvatn, Grunnutjorn, Selvatn and Sela. Lake Olvesvatn has an area of 1,4 km². It is rather shallow and is situated 110 m above sea level. Lake Gegnisvatn is also shallow and at the same elevation. Lake Thorgeirsvatn has an area of 0,3 km² and has the same elevation.

There is a hiking path along the brooks which connect the lakes and the average distance from the main road to the lakes is 7-8 km. The lake area is accessible by 4wd vehicles. The fishing permits are valid for all the lakes. The catch consists mainly of lake char and brown trout. The best conditions for fishing is calm weather in the morning and sometimes the connecting brooks are the best fishing spots.
Fishing Card
Fishing area: No restrictions
Daily opening hours: No limits
Season: The fishing season is usually depending upon the accessibility. Usually the season starts at the end of May and closes at the end of September. Cardholders are, however, only allowed after July 1st.
Bait: All bait is allowed: fly, worm and lure. Fly fishing is, however, the best option.
Contact / Landlord:
Bjarni Egilsson and Elín Guðbrandsdóttir at Hvalnes. Tel: (+354) 453-6520

The distance from the capital is about 366 km via the town Sauðarkrokur by the Whale Bay tunnel and 40 km from Sauðarkrokur.

LAKES of SKAGI PENINSULA

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