Project Description

Thverá/Kjarrá River

Location: About 130 kilometers west of Reykjavik.
Season: 15th of June – 24th of September.
Rods: 14 rods fish Thverá/Kjarrá, seven rods in each river.
Catch statistic: Average catch for the past seven years is just under 2800 salmon annually.
Notes: Fly only.

Lodges: There are two lodges. One for Kjarrá and one for Thverá. Both are luxurious, full service accommodations lodges with double rooms and bathroom included.


Thverá/Kjarrá is one of the greatest salmon rivers on the west part of Iceland. Situated about 130 kilometers from the capital. Thverá/Kjarrá is in fact two rivers. One called Thverá merges with Hvita and is the lower part of the river. Kjarrá on the other hand has it origin all the way up to Arnarvatnsheidi plateau and runs through the plateau and through rugged terrain until on the lower part of it, it looks more like Thverá; a little bit more of a slow running medium/large size river.

The Kjarra is the upper part of the Thvera/Kjarra. It is 45 kilometres long and is fished with just 7 rods on seven private beatsthat rotate every fishing shift. There are 92 named pools on the river offering great variety to the angler.

The fishing is organised on a three or six day basis, commencing mid-afternoon on the first day and ending at noon on the last day of fishing. Fishing is permitted for up to 12 hours each day. Fishing hours are normally from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then again from 3.30 to 9.30 p.m., unless groups prefer otherwise.

The Kjarra offers a vast variety of pools and is characterized by its remoteness and untouched nature. The river varies greatly in character, from steep canyon pools with challenging fly water to the more easily accessible pools in the Kjarra valley. In these truly unique surroundings one can fish for days on end in total privacy in the midst of the Icelandic highlands.

Map of Kjarrá

Contact info

Tel: +354 897 3443