Iceland is without a doubt one of the top trout fishing destinations in the world. We at Fish Partner offer a wide variety of premium trout and char fisheries. Brown trout and Arctic char fishing is our specialty and we are constantly adding the best fishing options in Iceland to our selection.
Thingvallavatn – Kárastaðir Beat 1
The Most Scenic Beat in Lake Thingvallavatn – The Kárastaðir beat (Beat 1) is in the north end of Lake Thingvallavatn where river Öxará, the brown trout’s main spawning stream, runs into the lake. The giant trout travels in groups and is often found circling around the beat where fishermen can run into great adventures. The area is characterized by rough lava and deep underwater channels and drop-offs where the trout can be found. These channels create thermal movements of the water which allows the trout to spawn in the lake
Thingvallavatn – Villingavatn Beat 3-A
One of the best brown trout beats in the world – Villingavatnsárós (means the mouth of river Villingavatnsá) is one of the greatest brown trout beats in the world. The beat offers the opportunity to catch the giant ice age brown trout on small nymphs and dry flies. Streamers can also be strong. The beat is only fished with two rods and all brown trout shall be released. It is fly-fishing only.
Thingvallavatn – Villingavatn Beat 3-B
Brown trout paradise in Lake Thingvallavatn – This beat lies next to the famous Villingavatnsárós. Two points are on the beat which are usually the best spots. By the western point fishermen can wade into the lake to cast toward a drop-off which often holds fish.
Thingvallavatn – Kaldárhöfði Beat 4
One of the largest beats on Lake Thingvallavatn is finally on the market exclusively for Fish Partner clients – The Kaldárhöfði beat (beat 4) is in the southmost part of Lake Thingvallavatn where River Sog runs from the lake. The beat also stretches south into Lake Úlfljótsvatn. 2018 is the first year Fish Partner offers fishing in this new beat and therefore the price of licenses is very affordable. This beat is also known as excellent Arctic char fishing, especially in June through August. Six rods are permitted on the beat and this is the only Fish Partner beat that also allows spinning. All fishing is catch and release.
Tungufljót í Skaftártungu
Tungufljót river in Skaftafell is one of the best known Sea trout rivers in Iceland and is most famous for the high average weight of fish caught, every year multiple Sea-Run Brown trout in the 20lbs range are caught with the average weight of the fish being between 5-10 pounds. Pound for pound sea-run browns is one of the hardest fighting fish in the world. The fish stock in the river is all-natural and native to Iceland.
Kaldakvísl (The Highlands)
A Hidden Gem in the Highlands – 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. Words are unequal to the task of describing the landscape’s beauty. Diversity and contrasts are the river’s main characteristics.
Tungnaá (The Highlands)
Sight-fishing in gin clear water – Tungnaá is a formerly milky glacial river that became gin clear in 2013 as a consequence of a newly opened hydro-electric power plant. The new plant transformed this formerly rough, dark river into a fascinating crystal-clear stream, flowing into beautiful miniature canyons as well as more traditional pools filled with both Ice Age brown trout and big arctic char.
Norðlingafljót is a large river that runs from just north of Langjökull glacier west for 70km where it merges with the Hvítá Glacier river. The river is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful rivers in Iceland. Running through a lush heath and volcanic landscapes with towering glaciers and mountains in the distance. It runs in large parts through the Arnarvatnsheiði(“Eagle Lake Heath”, a large fishing area consisting of countless mountain lakes and streams).
Villingavatn Beat 3-D (The Lake)
A hidden gem – Despite being small, Lake Villingavatn is the home to some very large brown trout. It has been kept under the radar for years and has only been fished by selected few. From the lake a small stream runs into lake Thingvallavatn, connecting the two lakes and allowing the Thingvallavatn trout to enter the lake. The lake has four-rod limitation. The lake is split into two beats, beat D-1 on the west bank and beat D-2 on the east bank. Each beat is fished with two rods. The lake is fly-fishing only, and catch and release.
The Northern Highlands
Extremely remote – The Northern Higlands area is the best option for those who want to fish very remote locations with simple accommodations. The vast area has more than six rivers with brown trout and Arctic char.
Jónskvísl and Sýrlækur rivers
Jónskvísl and Sýrlækur Jónskvísl and Sýrlækur rivers are located about 285km from Reykjavík just west of the small village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Jónskvísl is a tributary of the famous Grenilækur river and Sýrlækur is, in turn, a tributary of Jónskvísl. The 2 rivers are most known for their large(both in size of runs and size of […]
Grenlækur beat 4
River Grenlækur is a fertile spring fed stream, rich in fresh water life. There we find one of Iceland’s greatest sea trout (Salmo trutta) population. The river is fed by springs originating from the glacial river Skaftá which flows onto and through the Eldhraun lavafield that filters the glacial water before it emerges in Grenlæk. […]
These two rivers run through remote areas of the Highlands and anglers must be willing to hike extensively too get the full experience of what these stunning rivers offer in terms of landscape and fish
Úlfljótsvatn – Efri Brú – Beat 5
Efri-Brú beat 5 is located in Lake Úlfljótsvatn, Lake Thingvallavatn drains into Úlfljótsvatn via the Efra-Sog river. The beat is a part of Fish Partners Lake Thingvallavatn fishing area. The beat is known as a top-class Arctic Char fishery with a high average size of Char as well as a good amount of Brown Trout […]
Geldingatjörn near Reykjavík
Geldingatjörn is a unique trout fishing lake only 25 minutes driving distance from Reykjavik city centre. The lake is privately owned and fishing permits have not been obtainable on the open market until now.
Sporðöldulón Reservoir (The Highlands)
Reservoir fishing in the Icelandic Highlands – Sporðöldulón is a 7 square kilometer (3 square miles) large reservoir in the Icelandic Highlands. Kaldakvísl river runs into the reservoir along with several smaller rivers and creeks. The reservoir holds a great number of fish, both brown trout and Artic char. Fish up to 6 pounds have been caught with the average size around 2-3 pounds. Fly, bait and spinners are permitted in the reservoir.
Kvíslarveita (The Highlands)
Fishing in the Highland desert – Kvíslarveita consists of three lakes and reservoirs connected by a series of streams, creeks and channels. It was mainly formed in the years 1980-84. Most of the lakes are glacier milky in color but the best fishing is usually where clear streams run into them. All bait, flies and spinners are permitted.