Fossálar has located 260km, a 3-hour drive, east of Reykjavík. The nearest town is the hamlet of Kirkjubæjarklaustur about 10mins away.
Fossálar is known for its amazing beauty, you will surely be mesmerized by the cacophony of cascades; some gently fall while others tumble and babbles actively down from the massive cliffs. It seems like a landscape painting and captivates the onlookers. This river is located amidst the lava field and falls in many smaller waterfalls. During the super-eruption of Laki in 1783, this lava field was created. It was considered one of the deadliest eruptions in history. Part of the Fossalar river is on Unesco’s natural heritage list, so you can imagine the beauty of the landscape in this area.
Famous for its large, both in size and runs size, Sea-run brown trout this river is an anglers paradise. The roughly 15km(9,5mile) long fishery offers an amazing variety of pools and landscapes. The main seatrout fishing months are spring; April, May. And Fall; August-October. Other species that can be caught in the system are Arctic Char and the occasional Atlantic Salmon.
Battle Hill Lodge
The lodge is an old farmhouse and is under renovation now for the first season. It is really cozy and is located on the banks of the Fossalar river.
It has two and a half bathrooms. Two single rooms and four twin rooms on two floors. The name of it comes from a hill on the land called “Orustuóll” or The Battle Hill, named so due to it being the location of the killing of Hróars Tungugoði, a famed Icelandic Viking Chieftain in the 10th century. The view from it is extremely beautiful overlooking a lava field and Vatnajokull glacier.
Distance from Reykjavík:
April 1. - October 20.
Number of rods:
Fly only - Catch and Release
Single handed #7-8. Double handed 11-12ft #7-8
The best flies:
Streamers and Nymphs
Battle Hill Lodge