Highland Rivers - 5 days - General Information

The Highlands are truly the heart of Iceland. With its uncanny beauty and epic scenery the Highlands offer you an experience unlike any other. Here you can truly become one with nature as the Highlands are untouched and inhibited by men. The vast wilderness - mountains, deserts, canyons, lakes and rivers - demonstrates the powerful forces of fire and ice which have shaped the landscape on this volcanic island over centuries. Amidst all of this beauty, there is the trout and the arctic char - peacefully cruising the gin clear streams of the Highlands like it has done from the Ice age. The experience cannot be put into words - it has to be lived.

Fishermen will fish both river Kaldakvísl and river Tungnaá. The river Kaldakvísl is truly a hidden gem. Fished only by a select few, Kaldakvísl has now been made exclusively available only to the customers of Fish Partner. Diversity and contrasts are the river’s main characteristics. On the 12 km (16 mile) beat, one can find beautiful waterfalls, great canyons, fast water, slow water, rocks, sand and so much more. The river is full of arctic char, their size averaging at 3-4 lbs, although char weighing up to 7 lbs can be found there, as can big brown trout.

River Tungnaá is a gin clear spring water flowing into beautiful micro canyons area along with traditional fast and slow running pools, filled with big Arctic char. This smallish, south Iceland Highland trout stream is probably one of the best-kept trout secrets in global angling. It is a technical river where stealth, among other attributes, is needed. The quarry is native brown trout and monster chars. They are on average 2-5 pounds, with the monsters ranging to 10 pounds.

This tour offers a unique opportunity to get to know the Icelandic Highlands and to do some world-class Arctic char and brown trout fishing in one trip. In the evenings, after having enjoyed the outstanding cuisine at our Highland hotels, you can either relax in the hotel or take a sightseeing trip to the numerous waterfalls, canyons and glaciers in the Highlands and of course take an unforgettable thermal swim in the hot spring stream in Landmannalaugar.

Duration: 5 days / 5 nights
Season: May - September

Species: Brown trout / Arctic char
Average size: 5 pounds / 2 pounds
Tackle: #4-7 single handed
Best flies: Nymphs, dry-flies, streamers
Distance from Reykjavík: 150 km / 95 miles

Itinerary

Day 1 - Early morning pick up at your hotel in Reykjavík or airport. Arrive in the Highlands and fish one of the rivers in the Highland program. Lunch by the river. Back to hotel at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.

Day 2 - Breakfast at hotel. Fishing between 9 am - 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to hotel at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.

Day 3 - Breakfast at hotel. Fishing between 9 am - 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to hotel at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.

Day 4 - Breakfast at hotel. Fishing between 9 am - 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to hotel at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.

Day 5 - Breakfast at hotel. Fishing between 9 am - 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to hotel at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.

Day 6 - Check out of the hotel after breakfast and transport back to Reykjavík or airport.

What's Included

Transportation to and from Reykjavik

Five days of fully guided fishing in the Highlands, including fishing licences

Five nights at The Highland Center Hrauneyjar (standard double)

Lunchbox and light refreshments

Available updates: Full board (all meals) and superiour room

 

Excluded

Equipment (rod, waders and flies)

Wine and alcoholic beverages

Gratuities

Price

Price per person depends on the level of services selected. Please contact us for more details on this tour.

Photos from the Highland Rivers

Location