Brown Trout – Arctic Char
SEASON: May – September
DURATION: 5 Nights
GROUP SIZE: 4-8 Guests
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.
Beyond the fishing, there are ample opportunities to experience stunning sightseeing, intriguing cuisine, and world-renowned hot springs. Plus, proximity to the capital of Reykjavik, with direct flights from many major hubs, means that a week in the highlands of Iceland will provide you with the fishing stories of an untouched frontier despite being surprisingly accessible.
Fishing at Highland Rivers (Iceland)
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.
We recommend 4-7 weight single-hand rods for most trout and char fishing scenarios. Floating lines are used predominately, but light sink tips can also be very helpful depending on fishing conditions and areas. Waders and non-felt boots are also recommended throughout the season in Iceland.
Accommodation at Highland Fishing Lodge
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.
Getting to the Highland Rivers (Iceland)
Your guides will pick you up from Reykjavik (either your hotel or the airport) to convey you to the newly updated lodge. The lodge is now a wonderful sanctuary in the Icelandic highlands and a welcoming place to return to after a day of fishing. Distance from Reykjavík: 150 km / 95 miles
Here is a sample schedule of the weekly program:
Day 1 – Early morning pick up at your hotel in Reykjavík or the airport. Arrive in the Highlands and fish one of the rivers in the Highland program. Lunch by the river. Back to the lodge at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.Day 2 – Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am – 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to the lodge at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.
Day 3 – Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am – 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to the lodge at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.
Day 4 – Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am – 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to the lodge at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.
Day 5 – Breakfast at the lodge. Fishing between 9 am – 6 pm. Lunch by the river. Back to the lodge at 6 pm for dinner. Optional sightseeing after dinner.
Day 6 – Check out of the lodge after breakfast and transport back to Reykjavík or airport.
Price from $4,950 per/person based on double occupancy in the Highland Fishing Lodge and 2 anglers sharing a guide.
*Prices may vary depending on time of the season and currency fluctuations
- Transportation to and from Reykjavik
- Five days of fully guided fishing in the Highlands, including fishing licenses
- Five nights at Fish Partner’s Highland Fishing Lodge
- All meals
- Equipment (rod, waders and flies)
- Wine and alcoholic beverages
- International flights.
Iceland is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Iceland for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area.