Arnarvatnsheidi lakes & streams – Arctic Char & Brown Trout
The huge and completely wild area known as Arnarvatnsheidi, is a vast highland moor lands littered with numerous lakes and interconnecting rivers and streams, full of arctic char and brown trout. The Arnarvatnsheidi is framed with a stunning panorama of mountain ranges and glaciers.
The trail to Arnarvatnsheidi leads from the upper reaches of the Borgarfjördur region through a great lava field called Hallmundarhraun into the moor lands. The tracks are rough and require 4WD vehicles.
Most of the arctic char weight from 0,5 to 2,5 kg, while brown trout are most commonly weighting in at 1 to 3 kg. Weighed nymphs and streamer flies are extremely popular in these lakes and streams and in recent years, when conditions allow, dry flies are often up to the task.
For the adventurous Arnarvatnsheidi is the place to explore with almost endless opportunities for fishing & hiking. Some of the lakes require even serious walking to be visited. Our Arnarvatnsheidi packages are specially designed for those who prefer to combine hiking with fishing, stay in tents and fish self-guided. The packages are price inclusive ground transport to and fro the area as well as fishing permits. Packages suitable for group number of one person up to six. Each fishing permit allows the angler to fish approx. 26 lakes situated at the southern part of the Arnarvatnsheidi. The fishing permit is as well valid for the areal interconnecting rivers & streams.