Lakes

Holmavatn

 

Location:      GPS: 65° 14,475’N, 21° 22,921’W

Holmavatn is located on Holmavatnsheidi (highlands), north of the farm Solheimar.
 

Practical information:

The lake is 2.4 km2.  Reykjadalsa river runs to the lake and Eyvindará river runs from the lake.  The maximum deep is about 10m with an average depth of 2 metre. 
 

Distance from Reykjavik and the nearest township.

Distance from Reykjavik is about 180 km and 30 km from Budardal.  If you take the road called Brattabrekka, you just take a right turn just before arriving at river Laxa I Dolum.  The turn leads you to road no. 59 (Laxardalur)  You drive about 25 km to the the farm Solheimar.  From the farm you need to drive about 5 km to the lake.  The road up to the lake is 4x4 vehicles only.  You can also take the Holtavorduheidi road instead of Brattabrekka. Check road atlas.
 

Fishing area:

You can fish in the land of Solheimar.  Please see the blue line on the map in the Veidikortid brochure.
 

Accommodation: 

Camping is free of charge, however there are no toilets or any other hygiene facilities. 
 

Fishing potential: 

There is an excellent prospect for brown trout fishing. The average size of an individual catch is about 1-2 pounds.
 

Daily opening hours: 

Fishing is allowed from dawn to dusk, but you need to register between 07:00-22.00.
 

Fishing season:

Fishing season starts around mid June when the roads are ready, and it ends 30th of September.
 

Bait: 

Fly, lure and worm is allowed.
 

Best time of the year:

It is equl fising through the whole fishing period.
 

Rules:

Please register before attending to fishing at Solheimar farm and show the Fishing card and some ID.  Littering and off-road driving is forbidden.  Children under 14 are allowed for free, if accompanied by adult cardholder.  Fishermen will be given a emty report to fill in that must be delivered to the farm before leaving.
 

Contact:

Dadi Einarsson, Solheimar.
 
 
 
 
 


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