Tungnaá – The Highlands
Tungnaá – 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, the 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. This Highland stream is probably one of the best-kept trout-fishing secrets in the world. The river offers a more technical challenge, where stealth, among other attributes, is essential. The native brown trout and arctic char average 3-5 lbs, with some monsters reaching up to 12 lbs.
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. 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 as it has done from the Ice age. The experience cannot be put into words – it has to be lived.
The Highland Fishing Lodge – Þóristungur
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 six double/twin bedrooms and can, therefore, accommodate 12 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 to relax after a long day of fishing and enjoying a good meal and a drink.
In addition to fishing Tungnaá anglers staying at The Highland Fishing Lodge also fish River Kaldakvísl as well as a number of smaller rivers and Highland lakes.
Distance from Reykjavík:
15. Maí - 30. September
Number of rods:
Fly fishing only
Single handed #3-6
The best flies:
Dries and Nymphs
The Highland Fishing Lodge