The Hópiš lies on the boundaries of Western and Eastern Hśnavatnssżsla in Northern Iceland.
Distance from Reykjavķk and the nearest township:
Distance from Reykjavķk is 235 km and 35 km from Blönduós. When driving from Reykjavik, the best access is at the Vatnsnes junction road no. 711.
Hópiš is Iceland‘s 5th largest lake, one of few that are subjected to tides. It is practically a lagoon, only separated from the sea by a small, sandy reef. The lake covers an area of 29 km2 to 44 km2, depending on tides and season.
Camping is free of charge, without proper facilities however. It is also possible to book a room at the Hotel Borgarvirki at Vķšigerši, a place near the Lake.
Both brown and char can be caught in the lake, as well as salmon, since the renowned salmon rivers of Vķšidalsį and Gljśfurį are amongst the lake’s tributaries. Sea char and sea trout also very well visible.
Daily opening hours:
12 hours a day, whenever you wish!
From spring to September 30th.
All bait is allowed: Fly, worm and lure.
Best time of the year and day:
Varies between years. May is often very good.
Cardholders must carry the Veišikortiš and an appropriate ID on their person, ready for inspection at any time. Littering is strictly forbidden. Children under 14 are allowed for free, if accompanied by adult cardholders.