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.
Photo Credit: Veidibok.is