Tungufljot is a very beautiful river in Iceland where you can get good catches in beautiful surroundings with the waterfall Faxi as the crown. During the fishing you stay at a big and comfortable luxury lodge. You just need the right flies, great food and good company to nourish your soul.
Tungufljot river is located 100 km South East of Reykjavík, only an hour away from the capital of Iceland Reykjavík. This makes transfer from the airport convenient and anglers can go direct from the International Airport to the river and back. There is no hotel cost in Reykjavík involved either domestic airfares. The river is in size slightly bigger than East and West Rangá and is rated as a large river on Icelandic standard. It is gin clear water and offers endless pools for fly fishing. The Tungufljot rivers system is one of the biggest in Iceland, it is the main river which is about 30 km long with three attractive tributaries which joins the main river on the upper part plus several other lesser important tributaries and sight streams.
Since Tungufljot opened we have had many of satisfied anglers fish the beautiful river. One of them is Robert Rauch, who is fishing the tail out of the Faxi Falls in the picture.
Lets give Robert the word and see what he has to say about Tunguflót River…
Standing below of one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland hoping that the pool is full of fish waiting to get up the fishladder. But would they take my fly ?
Skuli my guide, who is, to my mind, the best expert on salmonfishing on earth ( together with Arni ) noticed a few fish “head and tailing” ” Robert, I better get the net ! ” Skuli said ” Why get the net? I have not hooked a fish yet” I replied, while working the fly through the pool.
I had hardly finished my very pessimistic words when a fish took my fly very argressive. Woooouuh, what a bang!! It was quiet a job to get the fish out of the strong cristal clear current below the falls. I finally managed the fish into Skuli’s net.
In order to built up the salmon stock on the Tungufljot Skuli took the healthy hen fish to the breeding box in the fishladder. Was this pure luck ? No, it was not ! Within a few of hours I had 7 freshrun salmon taking the fly very hard and even Skuli, only fishing my rod for a couple of minutes, had two salmon. It is very rare that my armes ache from playing fish, but this day they did. By the way…….. wonderful pains !!!
I am very convinced that the Tungufljut will be the star performer of future years. The fishing was exceptional and the beautiful scenery made the fishing a day in a lifetime. I am looking forward to fishing it next year again.
Location:South Iceland about 120 km from Reykjavik close to the famous Geysir.
Fishing season: June 24th to October 1st.
Prime time: July 20th to August 30th
Average size of fish: 6-7 lbs.
June 24th –August 9th 07:00-13:00 & 16:00-22:00
August 10th – October 1st 07:00-13:00 & 15:00-21:00
Guide: One per two rods (optional at extra cost)
Lodge: Self -catering lodge with two double rooms, full kitchen and a BBQ
Tackle: Double handed rods 13 – 15′, weight 9-11, sink tip lines recommended.
Bismo (light tube – Local Fly)
SunRay Shadow (1 inch)
Snaelda (¼ – ½ inch)
Black & Blue (½ inch, cone head)
Collie Dog (½ – 1 inch)
Accommodation: At Tungufljot we have 2 cabins for our anglers, the bigger one serves 4 rods and has 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is one of our absolute finest lodges.
The smaller cabin has 2 bedrooms and os newly built and decorated as well. It is a very comfortable lodge and ideal for smalelr groups.
How to get there: Drive east from Reykjavik towards Selfoss on Route 1. Just befor entering the town of Selfoss turn left onto road 35 (Biskupstungnabaraut). Drive on this road for about 60 kilometers, you will drive past the Faxi waterfall and shortly thereafter you will pass the world famous Geysir. Once you are at Geysir, you drive about 1,5 kilometers further (on the same road). Tou your right there will be a gravel road that takes you past a golf course. You will see several cabins on both side of the gravel road. The Lax-a cabins are near the end of the road, the bigger one on the left hand side and the smaller one directly opposite the bigger one. Lax-a signs are at the cabins.