The Northern Highlands - Upper Blanda area

For the first time in decades the area above Blöndulón reservoir, in the Northern Highlands, is available on the market and now exclusively to Fish Partner´s customers.

We are excited to introduce this newest fishery which is south of Blöndulón reservoir and consists of all the rivers flowing into the upper Blanda river and the reservoir. There are six main rivers in the area and several smaller creeks. Access to the rivers is limited and fishermen must hike along the rivers while fishing. Nature is untouched and wild and in the Northern Highlands, you can truly experience exclusivity and the feeling of being alone in the world.

The rivers hold brown trout and Arctic char and are ideal for nymphing, dry-fly and streamer fishing. Since this is an unexplored territory the licenses will be very affordable and the number of rods will be limited. It is fly fishing only, catch and release.

 
Distance from Reykjavík: 230 km
Fishing season: 20 June - 30 September
Average size: 2.5 pounds
Number of rods: 10
Tackle: #4-6
Best flies: Streamers, nymphs and dry-flies
Access: 4x4 and hiking
Accommodation: Several options

Photos from the Northern Highlands

The Northern Highlands - Accommodations

 

Accommodations: 

In the northern highlands are few options for accommodations. The main one is at Hveravellir, 

There are three options in Hveravellir: 

 

The New Hut

Cozy but very  basic mountain guesthouse. 

The rooms accommodate up to 3 people. There is a shared bathroom with a shower for the guests staying at the guesthouse. A nice little restaurant with local Icelandic food and a small shop with snacks and wool sweaters located in the same building 

 

The Old Hut:

This old cabin is located right next to a natural geothermal bathing pool. It has 3 Dormitory rooms

The large room sleeping 10 in single or double bunks. The small room sleeping 8 in single bunks.

The Loft sleeping 12 singles. Shared cooking facilities and a shared bathroom.

Guests who are not equipped with sleeping bags can opt for a made-up bed with bed linens.

Guests staying in The Old Hut Can use the shred shower facilities next to the Camp Site.

 

Camping

Anglers are welcome to camp along the river but its more comfortable to use the campsite at Hveravellir. There is shared WC and shower facilities are located next to the campsite. 

All guests at Hveravellir are very welcome to use the outdoor thermal nature pool, wooden pick-nick tables, and the grill. 

 

Scenery:

The area is on the route Kjalvegur road connecting the north and the south, between the two big glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull, It's not the best road and is suitable for 4x4 only. Nested by the highland route Kjalvegur connecting the north and the south, between the two big glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull, Hveravellir Nature Reserve is one of the last great wilderness areas of Europe. Extending up to the foothills of Langjökull glacier Hveravellir is a geothermal hotspot with smoking fumaroles and bubbling water holes. It is a truly special place. The surroundings are spectacular. Fenced in by glaciers mountains craters and lava fields wherever you look the scenery is breathtaking.

 

Photos from the Hveravellir and Surrondings

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