Thingvallavatn - Spinning Tour - 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.

Fish Partner offers several options for accommodation around Lake Thingvallavatn. In this tour, you will stay at Kárastaðir farm in a well equipped self-catering apartment.

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Season: April - September

Species: Brown trout / Arctic char
Average size: 8 pounds / 1 pounds
Tackle: Spinning rods - 20+ pound test line
Distance from Reykjavík: 40 km / 25 mi


Day 1 - Meet the guide at the guesthouse at 10:00 am (or other preferred time). The guide will show you Kaldárhöfði beat and you will fish the beat with the guide. Fishing hours are optional (12 hr limit per day). Check in at the guesthouse available from 3:00 pm (earlier if possible).

Day 2 -  Fish Kaldárhöfði, Fish Partner's exclusive beat in Lake Thingvallavatn.

Day 3 - Fish Kaldárhöfði, Fish Partner's exclusive beat in Lake Thingvallavatn.

Day 4 - Fish Kaldárhöfði, Fish Partner's exclusive beat in Lake Thingvallavatn.

Day 5 - Check out of the guesthouse after breakfast.

What's Included

Four days of fishing (licences), thereof one fully guided day.

Four nights at Kárastaðir guesthouse (self-catering, beddings and towles).

Available updates: Fully guided, several different accommodation options, full board services, equipment and more.



Rental car. Fish Partner can provide a rental car.

Equipment (rod, waders and flies)

Food and drinks



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

Photos from Kaldárhöfði in Thingvallavatn