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 uninhabited 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 as it has done from the Ice age. The experience cannot be put into words - it has to be lived.
Highlands Rivers, Kaldakvísl and Tungnaá
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 trip 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 Fishing Lodge, you can either relax in the lodge, fish the creeks right outside the lodge, 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.
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 the lodge at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.
Day 2 - Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am - 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to the lodge at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.
Day 3 - Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am - 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to the lodge at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.
Day 4 - Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am - 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to the lodge at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.
Day 5 - Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am - 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to the lodge at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.
Day 6 - Check out of the lodge after breakfast and transport back to Reykjavík or airport.
Transportation to and from Reykjavik
Five days of fully guided fishing in the Highlands, including fishing licences
Five nights at Fish Partner's Highland Fishing Lodge
Equipment (rod, waders and flies)
Wine and alcoholic beverages
Price from $4,950 per/person based on double ocupancy in the Highland Fishing Lodge and 2 anglers sharing guide.
*Prices may vary depending on time of season and currency fluctuations