One of the Hafralonsa canyons.
Hafralonsa is one of the rugged and remote northeast rivers of Thistilfjordur and the one flowing furthest east and closest to the village of Thorshofn. Salmon run far and deep inland and at the top there is a huge canyon with a series of breathtaking falls. Below the canyon the valley opens up with tundra like vegetation circled by looming brooding mountains. Another canyon opens up closer to the sea and in it some stunning pools and a falls, Gústi, that stops the runs for a while early in the season. Some of the canyon pools have ropes for accessing. Below the second canyon the valley opens up again and for the remainder of its path the river has a series of big slower pools.
Several salmon hold above the rock just left of the center of the pix.
Hafralonsa is fished with six rods. When fishing the upper canyon and the inland moorlands the rods do not return to the lodge at midday. They go fully equipped with food in the mornings for the whole day and have access to a small lodge high up the river.
Big, beautiful wilderness pools.
This is seriously wild and challenging fishing as it involves a lot of walking and bumping along a rocky path in a 4x4. The salmon are big and there is some char fishing as well.
Hafralonsa has a well equipped lodge close to the main highway, yet well placed not to close to it. It can be self catering or full service upon request. The river is fly only and strictly catch and release.