Kaldakvisl (Highlands)

River Kaldakvísl
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. 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. The upper part of the river flows through inaccessibly deep canyons, and it is in these canyons where the char and trout can grow to their full size, safe from anglers. The river has a four rod limit. It’s hard not to fall in love with Kaldakvísl once you’ve had the chance to get to know her.


The Highlands

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 inhibited 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. The geological extremes are unlike any other. Next to dark sands one can find bright glowing green moss, red rocks or boiling water. Amidst all of this beauty there is the trout and the arctic char - peacefully cruising the gin clear streams of the Highlands like it has done from the Ice age. The experience cannot be put into words - it has to be lived. 

Good to know

Distance from Reykjavík: 180 km.

Fishing season:

May to 15th of September

Prime time 

15th of June - 15th of August

Average size:

Brown Trouts 2 pounds.

Average size: Arctic char 3 pounds.


Single handed rods, line weight, 4-6, floating line.

Access : 4x4 only

Number of rods: 4

Lodge: Hotel Highland or Hrauneyjar Hotel.

Do not drive offroad!