The Selį Lakes (Vatnasvęši Selįr)
(Many lakes and creeks in the highlands - limited rods - please book in advance)
Ölvesvatn (the largest of the Selį lakes) is located on Skagaheiši, Skefilsstašahreppur in Skagafjöršur (Northern Iceland).
Distance from Reykjavķk and the nearest township:
The distance from Reykjavķk is approx. 366 km and 40 km from Saušįrkrókur. The lake lies about 6 km from the Hvalnes junction, but is unfortunately only suitable for larger vehicles.
Ölvesvatn (Lake Ölves) is the largest of the Selį lakes, but fishing is also permitted in Fossvatn, Selvatn, Grunnatjörn, Andavatn and Stķfluvatn, in addition to the connecting brooks and rivers. Ölvesvatn covers about 2,8km2 and is thought to be fairly deep.
A nice fishing cabin is available at the site, with all necessary equipment. One can also lodge at the Hvalnes farm. Booking should be place at Hvalnes, tel. (+354) 453-6520, prior to arrival.
One can expect medium or large brown trout or char. Smaller fish appears to be dwindling.
Daily opening hours:
The fishing season is usually depending upon the accessibility. Usually the season starts at the end of May and closes at the end of September. Cardholders are, however, only allowed after July 1st.
All bait is allowed: fly, worm and lure. Fly fishing is, however, the best option.
Best time of the day:
There is an equal distribution throughout the day.
There is a limited access to the area so pleace book in advance. Bookings for the house as well are above others. Cardholders must register at Hvalsnes, and show both Veišikortiš and an appropriate ID. There they will receive a report form to fill out and return after fishing as well as key to access the area. Littering is strictly forbidden as well as off-road driving. Children are allowed, free of charge, accompanied with adult cardholders.
Contact / Landlord:
Bjarni Egilsson and Elķn Gušbrandsdóttir at Hvalnes. Tel: (+354) 453-6520