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Svinavatn Lake

Region: North Iceland
Coordinates: 65.5257119° N 20.7355582° W

About Svinavatn Lake

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.

Photo Credit: Veidibok.is

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