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Baulárvallavatn is located at the Snæfellsnes peninsula in the western part of Iceland.

Distance from Reykjavik is approx. 200 km. and about 15 km from Grundarfjorður and Stykkishólmur to the north. Snæfellsnes´ new highway makes it possible to drive directly to the lake.

Baulárvallavatn covers about 1, 6 km2 and has the maximum deep of 47 metres. It rises 193 metres above sea level. The lake receives water from the Vatnaá river, and dispatches it to the Baulá river. The latter merges with the Straumfjarðará river, which is renowned for salmon fishing. Fishing is only allowed between the northern bank of the river Vatnaá and the river Straumfjarðará. Camping is free of charge, however there are no toilets or any other hygiene facilities.   For hotel rooms, please contact Vegamot – (+354-435-6690)

A fishing license is needed which can be bought at

  • Fishing Potential: There is an excellent prospect for brown trout fishing. The average size of an individual catch is about 2-3 pounds. In the twilight zone we have experienced larger catch, all up to 5-6 pounds.
  • Fishing hours: Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk.
  • Fishing season: Spring to 30th September.
  • Bait:
    All bait is allowed: fly, worm and lure.
    The fish can lay very deep in the water so it is better to let the bait sink very deep. Lure and worm normally work very well. In the twilight zone however, the brown trout goes to the shallow waters, where fly fishing should be recommended.
  • Best time of day: The catch is consistent all season. The twilight zone is the best time of the day.
  • Rules: Littering is forbidden. Cardholders must sign up at Vegamót and show both the Veiðikortið and an appropriate ID. Children under 14 are allowed for free, if accompanied by adult cardholder.

Get fishing card here