Coast & Coastal culture
All you need to know about coast and deep-sea fishing in Norway, including information on safety, popular destinations, expert tips and more.
Stay in a lighthouse or an old fishermen's cabin. Go fishing or join a whale safari.
Sea fishing in Norway offers visiting anglers year-round sport with a whole range of species, including some that regularly reach record proportions.
Along the Norwegian coast, especially in the counties Finnmark, Troms, Nordland, Trøndelag and Møre og Romsdal, fishermen's cabins are sought after.
Lighthouses offering accommodation can be found all along the coast of Norway, from Vardø in the north to Grimstad in the south.
Sport and recreational fishing in the sea around Norway can be enjoyed free of charge provided that you follow some simple rules.
No fish is worth risking your life. Conditions at sea can be unpredictable so take adequate precautions before setting out on your fishing trip.
Great visibility, coupled with rich and varied marine life, makes diving in Norway a fascinating experience, as more and more divers are discovering.
In general, diving is permitted anywhere in Norway.
Winter is the best time for diving in Norway. Norwegian scuba diving magazine Dykking share their top 10 favourite places to dive.
The coastline of Norway is long, stretching from an idyllic archipelago in the south, to a wild and untamed meeting between land and sea in the north.
Choose a whale safari in Vesterålen or a sea eagle safari in Lofoten when you are in Nordland.
Come face to face with the red king crab in the Barents Sea outside the coast of Finnmark. Afterwards you are offered a taste of the succulent meat.
Nordland gives you many possibilities for round trips or a longer stay in one place.
Cross the Arctic Circle, visit Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest maelstrom, and head out to the internationally acclaimed Lofoten Islands.
Go bird-watching, join a king crab safari, discover Sami culture, try dog sledging or get your adrenaline pumping exploring Finnmark on a snow mobile.
Explore Lofoten by foot, go rafting in the Trollfjord and visit Lofotr Viking Museum. Taste stockfish and be amazed by the midnight sun.
The Ofotfjord is the perfect location for fishing. For those who love mountaineering, Narvik is surrounding by fantastic mountains.
Get a bird's eye view of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, including Reine, Henningsvær and Svolvær, with these amazing 360 panorama photos.
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Harstad offers a mix of modern and older architecture, and a pleasant location by the waterfront.
Experience the North Cape, the huge national parks or Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau.
Visit fishing villages in the morning and go hiking in the mountains in the afternoon.
Visit Sami villages, travel to the border area between Finnmark and Russia or join the locals catching king crabs in Eastern Finnmark.
Harstad and its surroundings offer exciting excursions regardless of whether you want to go cycling, hiking, or on a drive to the Lofoten Islands.
There are plenty of accommodation alternatives in Harstad, from hotels in the town centre to camping by the sea.
Bring your walking boots when you visit Harstad, and experience the town's attractions and nearby nature on foot.
Winters in Troms feature blue light, northern lights and white snow.
Experience the Lofoten Islands by car or bicycle.
Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord.
- Whale, shouts the captain as he points eagerly in front of the ship. Full of anticipation we make our way to the gunnel and see the whale’s blow.
- Rent the Vingleia Lighthouse and get the whole island for yourself, says the local guide as he turns the scallops on the barbecue.
Experience eagle, seal and archipelago safaris, hunting, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, historical wanderings, riding and kayaking.
It is recommended to spend at least five days when driving from Steinkjer to Bodø.
Join a fishing boat crew or rent your own vessel and catch cod, wolffish, halibut or king crab at Cape Nordkinn.
Visit charming Lyngør, or see the beautiful protected landscape Hove on Tromøy. Swim in potholes and learn about the culture of the region.
The nature, coastal heritage and rich history form the basis for the attractions on the islands of Hitra and Frøya.
Bodø offers unique countryside or urban pleasures, whether you are here for two days or two weeks.
- There are 12 Fembøringer in Norway, says captain Steinrud as we leave Mosjøen harbour behind, on what looks like a sailing sculpture.
Saltstraumen is the world’s most powerful maelstrom and is situated outside of Bodø in Arctic Norway. Join an eagle safari or go sea rafting.
Interested in historical tours, landscape and recreational activities, culture and fjords? In Haugesund and Haugalandet you can experience it all.
This contrasting trip follows the beautiful coastline dotted with detours to pretty little towns redolent with the atmosphere of the windjammer age.
The Torghatten Mountain, the bird island of Lovunden and the Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park are among the attractions on this trip.
Join a boat trip to watch the arctic landscape and wildlife. Or try dog sledding or a snowmobile safari.