Highland Rivers – Fully Guided view of the kaldakvísl river upper canyons

Highland River Fishing

Highland River Fishing

This fly fishing day tour will let you experience the Highlands, which 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 uninhabited 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. Amidst all of this beauty, are the trout and the arctic char – peacefully cruising the gin-clear streams of the Highlands as it has done from the Ice age. The experience cannot be put into words – it has to be lived.

Fishermen will fish either river Kaldakvísl or river Tungnaá. 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. Diversity and contrasts are the river’s main characteristics. On the 12 km (16 miles) 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.

Day Tour Itinerary

08:00 am – Pick up at your hotel.

10:00 am – Arrival in the Highlands and start fishing.

12:00 am – Lunch served at the bank. Snacks are available throughout the day.

06:00 pm – Drive to Reykjavík.

08:00 pm – Arrive at the hotel.

What’s Included

  • Transportation to and from Reykjavik
  • Fishing licenses
  • Private guide
  • Equipment (rod, waders, and flies
  • Lunch box, snacks, and drinks

What do I need to bring?

  •  A traditional waterproof outdoor jacket is recommended
  • Camera

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Highland River Fishing

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  • Easy – Very little hiking required, easy for every one.
  • Modrate – Some hiking required.
  • Hard – Strenuous hiking require, good physical conditions required.
  • Mixed – Some easy access areas and others that require hiking.