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

Highland Rivers – Fully Guided

Highland Rivers – 5 days – General Information

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 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, there is 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.

Highlands Rivers, Kaldakvísl and Tungnaá

Fishermen will fish both river Kaldakvísl and 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.

River Tungnaá is gin-clear spring water flowing into beautiful micro canyons area along with traditional fast and slow running pools, filled with big Arctic char. This smallish, south Iceland Highland trout stream is probably one of the best-kept trout secrets in global angling. It is a technical river where stealth, among other attributes, is needed. The quarry is native brown trout and monster chars. They are on average 2-5 pounds, with the monsters ranging to 10 pounds.

This trip offers a unique opportunity to get to know the Icelandic Highlands and to do some world-class Arctic char and brown trout fishing in one trip. In the evenings, after having enjoyed the outstanding cuisine at our Highland Fishing Lodge, you can either relax in the lodge, fish the creeks right outside the lodge, or take a sightseeing trip to the numerous waterfalls, canyons, and glaciers in the Highlands and of course take an unforgettable thermal swim in the hot spring stream in Landmannalaugar.

Highland Lakes, Fellsendavatn, Dómadalsvatn, Volcano lake and hundreds more

As well as the many rivers and streams in the area the Highlands is also home to thousands of lakes inhabited by native Brown Trout and Arctic Char. The lodge is located right on Sporðöldulón, a glacial lake that offers great fishing opportunities for Arctic Char in the small creeks feeding the lake just by the lodge. A short 4×4 drive away is Fellsendavatn a medium-sized lake located in a black volcanic desert, its shallow waters host an impressive stock of Brown Trout both in size and numbers. Another popular lake is Volcano lake, a dormant volcanic crater with a lake at the bottom. After hiking down into the crater anglers can cast for native browns in the otherworldly environment of an extinct volcano. Dómadalsvatn is another gem of a lake located in a small highland oasis. As well as those mentioned the area has hundreds of other lakes and small streams waiting for anglers to cast a fly into.


When fishing the Highland rivers, guests will stay in Fish Partner’s Highland Lodge. Completely renovated for the 2019 season the lodge offers a quiet and secluded stay in the Highlands. It has five double/twin bedrooms and can, therefore, accommodate 10 people. The bedrooms are not big but each bedroom has a sink and a large wardrobe. A shared bathroom with two toilets and three showers is at the lodge. The cozy living room and dining room are perfect for relaxing after a long day of fishing and enjoying a good meal and a drink.
A small selection of beer and wine can be purchased at the lodge as well as flies, leaders, tippet, etc.


Day 1 – Early morning pick up at your hotel in Reykjavík or the airport. Arrive in the Highlands and fish in one of the rivers in the Highland program. Lunch by the river. Back to the lodge at 7pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.
Day 2 – Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am – 7 pm. Lunch by the river. 
Day 3 – Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am – 7 pm. Lunch by the river. 
Day 4 – Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am – 7 pm. Lunch by the river. 
Day 5 – Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am – 7 pm. Lunch by the river. 
Day 6 – Check out of the lodge after breakfast and transport back to Reykjavík or the airport.

What’s Included

  • Transportation to and from Reykjavík
  • Five days of fully guided fishing in the Highlands, including all Licences
  • Five nights at the Fish Partner Highland Fishing Lodge
  • All meals


  • Equipment(waders, rods, flies etc), available on request
  • Wine and alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities


Price from $6,000 per/person based on double occupancy in the Highland Fishing Lodge and 2 anglers sharing guides.
*Prices may vary depending on the time of the season and currency fluctuations

Time of Year

Available June-August

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Highland Rivers – Fully Guided

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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.