Lake Urridavatn has an area of 1,1 km². Its greatest depth is 15 m and it is situated 40 m above sea level just east of road no. 1 and road 925 passes just south of it. The rivers Hafralonslaekur and Merkilaekur feed it and its discharge is Urridavatnslaekur. The catch consists of small lake char and brown trout. The surrounding area is excellent for berry picking latein August and early in September.
The hot springs in the lake are called Tuskuvakir. A horse shaped creature with reversed hoofs was said to inhabit the lake, but it has not been seen for quite a long time.
Fishing area: No restrictions. The best place for fishing is where the creeks enter the lake.
Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk.
Season: No restrictions.
Bait: All bait is allowed: fly, worm and lure.
Contact / Landlord
Jón Steinar Benjamínsson at Urriðavatn. Tel: (+354) 471-2060
The distance from the capital is about 664 km by the Whale Bay tunnel and 4 km from Egilsstadir