Thingvallavatn - Full Service - General Information

This trip is all about big browns. Lake Thingvallavatn is the largest lake in Iceland, located only 40 minutes from Reykjavík. Thingvellir, where the Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, was established around the year 930, is a place of historic significance. The lake lies along the North Atlantic Ridge, sitting where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates separate from each other. It is also the home of the ice age brown trout.

The giant brown trout of Thingvallavatn has evolved there in isolation since the last ice age. This legendary fish is the most coveted catch of many a fisherman, Icelandic or otherwise. Tales of battling these mighty fish are akin to fairy tales and are never forgotten by those lucky enough to play a part in them. These extraordinary brown trout can grow to a weight of over 30 lbs, and specimens in excess of 20 lbs are frequently caught in peak fishing times. In Thingvallavatn, you never know what the next cast will bring.

This full-service tour gives you everything Lake Thingvallavatn has to offer and a little more. After having fished Fish Partner's exclusive beats in Lake Thingvallavatn you can enjoy a world-class meal in the evening and relax at a great country hotel. The beats offer a great variety - one day you may be searching for giant browns in the deep crevasses of Kárastaðir beat and the next day casting dry-flies to those monsters in shallow water at Villingavatn beat. Learn more about the beats here.

Duration: 5 days / 5 nights
Season: April - June

Species: Brown trout
Average size: 4 kg / 8 lbs
Tackle: #4-7 single handed
Best flies: Streamers
Distance from Reykjavík: 40 km / 25 mi

Itinerary

Day 1 - Pick up at your hotel in Reykjavík or the airport early in the morning (or other preferred time). Drive to Lake Thingvallavatn and fish one of Fish Partner's exclusive beats with the guide. Fishing hours are optional (12 hr limit per day). Check in at the hotel is available from 3:00 pm (earlier if possible). Lunch at the lake and dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 - After breakfast, fish one of Fish Partner's exclusive beats in Lake Thingvallavatn with your guide. Lunch at the lake and dinner at the hotel. Possible sightseeing options.

Day 3 - After breakfast, fish one of Fish Partner's exclusive beats in Lake Thingvallavatn with your guide. Lunch at the lake and dinner at the hotel. Possible sightseeing options.

Day 4 - After breakfast, fish one of Fish Partner's exclusive beats in Lake Thingvallavatn with your guide. Lunch at the lake and dinner at the hotel. Possible sightseeing options.

Day 5 - After breakfast, fish one of Fish Partner's exclusive beats in Lake Thingvallavatn with your guide. Lunch at the lake and dinner at the hotel. Possible sightseeing options.

Day 6 - Check out of the hotel after breakfast. Transport to Reykjavík or the airport.

What's Included

Transportation to and from Reykjavik

Five days of fully guided fishing, including licences

Five nights at the great Borealis Hotel (standard double)

Full board, all meals and light refreshments during the day

Available updates: Several different accommodation options, including a private lakeside villa

 

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 Lake Thingvallavatn

Location