Trout fishing in Iceland. This trip is all about big browns. Lake Thingvallavatn is the largest lake in Iceland, located only 40 minutes from Reykjavík. Thingvellir, where the Althingi, the Icelandic parliament was established around the year 930, is a place of historical significance.
The lake lies along the North Atlantic Ridge, sitting where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates separate from each other. It is also the home of the ice age brown trout. The giant brown trout of Thingvallavatn has evolved there in isolation since the last ice age.
This legendary fish is the most coveted catch of many a fisherman, Icelandic, or otherwise. Tales of battling these mighty fish are akin to fairy tales and are never forgotten by those lucky enough to play a part in them. These extraordinary brown trout can grow to a weight of over 30 lbs, and specimens over 20 pounds are often caught in peak fishing times.
In Thingvallavatn, you never know what the next cast will bring. This day tour offers a unique chance to catch a giant brown trout in one of our exclusive beats in Lake Thingvallavatn.
Pick-up and drop-off available at your hotel in Reykjavik.