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DATES:
June 2 - 7, 2022
July 17 - 22, 2022
July 29 - August 3, 2022.

LENGTH OF TRIP: 5 nights, 5 days of guided fishing

PRICING: From $5,250 per angler

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The Story

EXPERIENCE THE CUTURE AND NATURAL WONDERS OF ICELAND

This Orvis exclusive trip has been designed to give you a full taste of fishing in Iceland in a unique and exciting way. You’ll have the opportunity to fish some of the country’s most iconic and productive water.

We have worked closely with our partner in Iceland, Fish Partner, to put together these special itineraries aimed to please all types of anglers. Each day of the trip you can choose from fishing various beats exclusive to Fish Partner for native brown trout and arctic char.

DATES:
June 2 - 7, 2022
July 17 - 22, 2022
July 29 - August 3, 2022.

LENGTH OF TRIP: 5 nights, 5 days of guided fishing

PRICING: From $5,250 per angler

What Is Included?

  • Transportation to and from the Keflavik Airport (KEF) and to all accommodations and fishing
  • 5 nights accommodations as outlined in the itinerary
  • All meals beverages (limited alcoholic beverages included)
  • Guided fishing (2 anglers per guide)
  • Fishing license

What Am I responsible For?

  • Flights to and from Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Fishing equipment
  • Trip insurance
  • Extra activities or room upgrades
  • Tips to guide and lodge staff

How Many People On This Trip?

Maximum of 8.

Skill Levels/Experience

Any skill level is welcome.

How Strenuous Are The Activities?

Activities are offered to match all fitness levels.

Is This A Child Friendly Trip?

Children are permitted. Parents should use their discretion regarding their children's level of maturity and patience if they will be joining the trip as an angler.

Meals & Dining

Throughout the week you'll enjoy a variety of Icelandic favorites and internationally inspired dishes.

Species:

Brown trout and Arctic char.

Typical Weather

Daytime highs range from 50°-70°F in the summer. The weather can change rapidly, so it is important to always bring an extra layer and a raincoat.

Region/Terrain:

Various regions of Iceland.

Gear Recommendations:

Fly rods: The most common are 9 foot, 5- or 6-wt. We always recommend bringing extra rods, 5-, 6-, or 7-wt. You will fish different kinds of water, from the small rivers in the Highlands to big lakes where a 7- or 8-wt. would be helpful.

Fly Lines: Weight forward floating to match your 5- or 6-wt., sinking lines, shooting heads, or full sinking for your heavier rod.

Leaders: 7½ ft., 2X and 9 ft., 3X, 4X diameter. For tippet materials, use 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X.

Flies: You will likely use a variety of dries, nymphs and streamers throughout the week. You'll receive a detailed list after booking. Flies are available at the Highlands Lodge.

What Else To Bring?

A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking. Some essential items to bring are:

  • Fishing rod and reel
  • Waders and boots
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Good rain jacket and pants
  • Fleece or other layers to stay warm
  • Travel documents, including a passport valid for at least 3-months after intended departure date
  • Medications
  • Download travel apps to your phone to make traveling abroad easier. These include a currency converter, a translation app, and WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger

Additional Activities:

In addition to amazing fishing, Iceland offers great activities to interest all travelers. This trip includes horseback riding, scenic tours of waterfalls and geysers, snorkeling where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, or a trip to Fontana spa to enjoy the natural hot springs. Other tours can be arranged as well.

Days 1 – 3:
After you arrive in Reykjavik at Keflavik Airport (KEF), you will be picked up by your guide and driven about 2 hours to the Highland Fishing Lodge, your home for the next three days. You can settle into your room, and then head out to fish sections of Kaldakvísl or Tungnaá River. You will fish until you head back to the lodge for dinner. Following dinner, you can relax, or go back out to fish some more. On day two you will continue to fish in the Highlands region.
On the third day you will enjoy breakfast at the lodge and leave to fish around 9:00 a.m. You will again be fishing Kaldakvísl or Tungnaá River, on a stretch you did not fish the two days before. Following fishing you will your guide will drive you to the next stop on the trip, Hótel Grímsborgir. Once you arrive, you will have the chance to settle into your room and freshen up before dinner.
 

Days 4 and 5:
Your first full day at Hótel Grímsborgir you will enjoy breakfast at Hótel Grímsborgir and then will fish Lake Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland or another lake in the area. The group will reconvene at Hótel Grímsborgir for dinner.
Your last full day of the trip, will be a full day of fishing a different beat on Lake Thingvallavatn or another lake in the area.
 

Day 6:
This is the last day of our trip, but it does not need to be the end of your adventure. You will have breakfast at Hótel Grímsborgir, after which you can take a shuttle to the airport to catch your flight home or onto your next destination. If you wish to extend your stay at Hótel Grímsborgir, that can be arranged as well.

 

You’ll stay in two different locations over the course of this trip.

THE HIGHLANDS LODGE

Completely renovated in 2018 and just a few minutes from much of the great fishing in the region. You will undoubtedly see fish rising each evening in the water surrounding the lodge. Each morning will start with a coffee, tea, and breakfast served in the dining room before you head off for fishing on the local waters. The lodge has an equipment drying room, six double occupancy rooms (each with two twin beds) with a closet and sink, a dining room, a living room, and a shared bathroom with two large showers and three toilets.

HÓTEL GRÍMSBORGIR

Just 55 miles from Reykjavik but located in the center of Iceland’s Golden Circle. Its setting makes it an ideal place from which to explore the natural wonders of the country. Your package includes a room with two twin beds or a large kind bed and a private bathroom. The rest of the group will be in the same building, which shares two hot tubs on an outside deck, while the dining will be at the restaurant/bar area located in the main building.

Surrounded by an extremely rugged, volcanic landscape, Iceland’s rivers and lakes are home to native Arctic char and brown trout. Below the water’s surface, abundant bug life and baitfish help the char and trout thrive, resulting in impressive fish density and in many places, remarkable size. All rivers and lakes in Iceland have restricted access to help protect the fisheries from over-fishing. Fish Partner has one of, if not the largest, portfolio of leases to access some of the best fishing around the country. Whether you have dreamed of catching Arctic char in a crystal-clear river, or chasing the legendary "Ice Age brown trout" of Lake Thingvallavatn, you will have the opportunity on this trip.

HIGHLANDS REGION

The rivers in the Highlands region of Iceland are filled with both brown trout and Arctic char. Many stretches of river have long stretches of riffles and pools, punctuated by waterfalls with deep blue canyons that hold trout and char deep below rocky banks.

LAKE THINGVALLAVATN

is home to a unique subspecies of brown trout that have evolved in isolation since the last ice age. The lake is fed by thousands of springs that keep the temperature consistently around 38°F year-round. The stable temperature and abundance of food results in extraordinary brown trout. It is not uncommon for anglers to catch fish well over 10lbs., and each year much bigger fish are brought to the net!

Fish Partner has access to some of the most coveted beats around the lake. You may fish the mouth of one of the many springs, cast from cliffs overlooking where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet just under the surface, or from a black sand beach to cruising fish. No matter the beat, you are sure to have your heart race if you hook into one of these prehistoric beasts! The lake is also home to four unique subspecies of Arctic char.

Orvis Travel Terms and Conditions

Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the itinerary. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.

A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.

All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.

Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.

Planning information

When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips, the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:

Days Prior to Trip Fee
+ 90 days $300 per person
89 days or less 100% of cost

For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.

We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.

Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.

Cancellation Insurance

Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.

Share policies

Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.

Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.

Passports and documents

International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.

Arrival and Departure

Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.

Equipment & clothing

You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.

Airline reservations

The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.

Limitation of liability

This section defines Orvis Travel’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by Orvis Travel, including individual travel and pre- and post- trip extensions. Please read it carefully.

Upon sending your deposit to Orvis Travel, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.

All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as shooting or fishing, or travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.

Orvis Travel, its Owners, Employees, Associates and Agents give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or other services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers.

Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, guns, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times and no employee/agent of Orvis Travel, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation.

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