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Really looking forward to a fix. The workaround posted above (the horse + boat pushing) does not work for me (Njal stays adamantly at the shore, not moving away). I do have a save game from before I took the quest, but I don't have any good video recording software at the moment.
What seemed to trigger it for me was that I sort of ignored the bear when it took me close to the river and I started fishing before I triggered anything about feeding the bear. Then it started attacking fish in the river and the quest never changed away from "follow Njal".