Iceland Trout Fishing

World-Class Arctic Char and Brown Trout

Fly Fishing the Highland Rivers

The Highlands are known as the true heart of Iceland. The Highlands showcase the powerful forces of fire and ice that have shaped this volcanic island's landscape over the centuries. Amidst the epic beauty, trout and arctic char peacefully cruise the clear streams as they have since the Ice Age.

River Kaldakvísl - Arctic Char and Browns

Angler with Fly Rod Peering Down at River Kaldakvísl

Fish Partner's offers two exclusive rivers for excellent Arctic char and brown trout fishing.
River Kaldakvísl is a hidden gem. On the 7.5-mile stretch, you’ll find beautiful waterfalls, canyons, slow and fast-moving water, rocks, sand, and more. The Kaldakvísl is full of Arctic char, averaging 3 to 4-pounds, some up to seven. The river has a four-rod limit and is only available to customers of Fish Partner.

Kaldakvísl Native Brown

Native Brown Trout

River Tungnaá - Native Browns and Char

Crystal Clear Tungnaá River

River Tungnaá, a small Highland stream, is probably one of the best-kept trout secrets in the angling world. Formerly a milky glacial river, the Tungnaá became gin clear in 2013 due to a newly opened hydroelectric power plant. Micro canyons and fast and slow running pools filled with big Arctic char. A technical river, with upstream nymphing being the most productive method. Stealth is required. Native browns and char average 2-5 pounds, with up to 10-pound monsters.

Tungnaá River Canyons

Angler at Base of Waterfall on Tungnaá

Kaldakvísl River Canyon

Native Brown Trout

Tungnaá Trophy Brown

Tungnaá River angler with large brown trout
Rafts and Anglers at Base of Kaldakvísl Waterfall

Highland Fishing Facts

Season:  The Highland Rivers season runs May through September 15, with peak fishing from June 20 through July 20.
Travel Time:  Guides will drive you in 4x4 vehicles from the Lodge to the beat of the day. Travel time varies from 5 to 30-minutes.
Guides:  Knowledgeable English-speaking guides. Two anglers per guide.
Fishing Equipment:  No equipment is provided. Bring #4-7 single-handed rods, nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. A comprehensive gear and tackle list is included in our confirmation packet.
Rental Equipment: For a $50.00 per day rental fee, you get the use of a rod, reel, line, waders, and boots.
Fishing License:  Your fishing license is included in the package.

Close-up of Trophy Brown Trout

Sample Itinerary

Day 1:  A Fish Partner’s representative will pick you up from the airport in Reykjavík and drive you to the Highland Fishing Lodge, a 95-mile drive, about two hours.
Day 2-5:  After you have breakfast, your guide will pick you up at 9:00 a.m. You’ll fish between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. You’ll have lunch streamside and a delicious dinner at the Lodge. After dinner, you can relax, fish the creeks near the Lodge, or take a sightseeing trip to the numerous waterfalls, canyons, and glaciers in the Highlands. For a small gratuity, your guide will drive you, a one-hour drive, from the Lodge to an unforgettable thermal hot spring stream in Landmannalaugar—also known as the Gateway to the Highlands.
Day 6:  After breakfast, you’ll be driven (two hours) back to the airport in Reykjavík for your flight home.

Kaldakvísl Waterfall

River Kaldakvís Photo Credit: Matt Harris

Tungnaá Trophy Brown

Female Angler with  Tungnaá Brown Trout
Highland Fishing Lodge with Water on three sides

Highland Fishing Lodge

You’ll stay at the Highland Fishing Lodge. The Lodge, formerly a shepherd’s house, was renovated by Fish Partners for the 2019 season. The Lodge is in the remote Highlands, only five minutes from both the Tungnaá and the Kaldakvísl Rivers. The Lodge has a small living and dining room with a view overlooking the Sporðöldulón Reservoir.

Dining Table and Ten Chairs

Meals and Beverages

Meals:  Breakfast at the Lodge. Streamside lunch and delicious dinner at the Lodge. You will need to bring your own alcohol if desired. Iceland has specialty liquor stores such as Vinbud or the duty-free store at the Keflavik Airport. Wine, beer, flies, and other items are available for purchase at the Lodge's shop.

Six Bedrooms with Two Twin Bed and Shared Bathrooms

Two Twin Beds and Nightlight

The Lodge hosts ten anglers per week. The bedrooms have two twin beds and a sink. There are shared bathrooms with two toilets and three showers.

8:03 Fishpartner Highlands YouTube Video

Getting to Highland Fishing Lodge:

In the morning, a Fish Partner's representative will pick you up from the airport or your hotel in Reykjavík. After a two-hour drive to the Highlands (95-miles), you'll check-in at the Lodge and then head out for a day of fishing.

2021 USD Rates

Two anglers per room and guide.
5-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$4,950.00 per person
Request an Information Packet.
*Prices may vary depending on the time of season and currency fluctuations.

Package Includes:

Roundtrip ground transfers from Reykjavik to the Lodge, lodging at Highland Fishing Lodge, meals, 5-days of fully guided fishing, and fishing licenses.

Package Does Not Include:

Airfare, lodging, meals, ground transfers in Reykjavik, wine and alcohol, gratuities for guides and lodge staff, fishing equipment, rental fee of $50.00 per day for fishing equipment if desired, Global Rescue, Signature Travel Insurance, and anything not covered under inclusions.

Deposit Policy:

A deposit of 50% per package is required at booking to secure reservation. Full payment is required 90-days prior to the trip.

Cancellation Policy:

Notice of cancellation must be sent by e-mail. A refund can only be made if the trip is re-sold. Canceled bookings may be resold at a discounted price, and refund will be discounted accordingly. The outfitter advises you to buy travel cancellation insurance and travel insurance.
Fishing with Larry strongly recommends purchasing trip insurance.
Click here for our Travel Insurance page.

Highland and Tungufljot Combo

Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558