We have had a last-minute cancellation on Pete Buckey’s hosted trip to the Highlands in Iceland to fish for Trout and Char 4 – 8 July for the special price of £2,500 (normally £3,850) based on shared occupancy, shared guide.

Highlands 4 – 8 July

This package based from one lodge offers fishing on two rivers, the Kaldakvísl and the Tungnaá. Both rivers offer fantastic trout and Arctic char fishing. The river Kaldakvísl is truly a hidden gem. Fished only by a select few each season, this valley offers an exclusive experience. The beautiful valley offers a river full of character and an array of pools, riffles, pockets and runs. On the 12 km (16 mile) beat, one can find beautiful waterfalls, great canyons, fast water, slow water, rocks, sand and so much more. The lower half of 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. The upper part of the river flows through an inaccessible deep canyons, and it is in these canyons where the brown trout live and flourish in isolation. The river has a four-rod limit. It’s hard not to fall in love with Kaldakvísl once you’ve had the chance to get to know it. 

The Highlands, brown trout, Kaldakvisl, tungnaa, Iceland Arctic char fishing, Aardvark McLeod

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, 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, brown trout, Kaldakvisl, tungnaa, Iceland Arctic char fishing, Aardvark McLeod

The hosted trip will be based from the comfortable Thoristungur Highland Lodge. The lodge offers a quiet and secluded stay in the highlands. It has six double/twin bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 people. The bedrooms are not big but each has a sink and a large wardrobe. There is a shared bathroom with two toilets and three showers in the lodge. The cozy living room and a dining room are perfect to relax in after a long day of fishing and enjoying a good meal and a drink. You can see a short video on the river here.

Kaldakvisl, Iceland, Aardvark McLeod

This is a great trip for all trout anglers looking for a little adventure without sacrificing too much in the way of comfort.  For more details on fishing in Iceland please do not hesitate to contact Peter McLeod or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.