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Fishing in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Ålesund is Norway's fishing capital. Fishing is also a popular activity for locals and tourists – simply because you are guaranteed to catch fish.

The Ålesund and Sunnmøre region offers great fishing by the borders of the open ocean, in the fjord area as well as in rivers and lakes. The cod fishing in the Borgundfjord is unique in Norway as it takes place in the middle of the art nouveau town of Ålesund. You can enjoy fishing in the Borgundfjord on an organised trip from the town centre. If you prefer fishing on your own, you will find many suppliers offering accommodation, a boat - and of course local knowledge on where to catch the big ones.

Although deep sea fishing on the coast or in the fjords is the main activity, there are also quite a few very good salmon rivers, as well as endless possibilities for trout fishing in nearby mountain lakes.

When

All year, but the main period is from February to October.

Fish species

The fjords and the ocean surrounding Ålesund and Sunnmøre are among the best fishing spots in Norway for any saltwater fish, including codhalibuthaddockpollocksaithemackerelherring, cusk and ling. In the rivers and fjords you will catch salmon, as well as trout in the lakes.

Target groups

The Ålesund and Sunnmøre region is the place to visit for those looking for hardcore fishing as well as for those who merely want to cast a line as part of their holiday experience.

Hire

Boat rental is available at many places in the region, in general linked up with accommodation. Here is a comprehensive overview.

You may also hire a fishing boat or go salmon fishing with a local guide. Or maybe a scheduled organised fishing trip is what you need? An overview of suppliers can be found at visitalesund.com/fishing

Accommodation

Several campsites and cabin rentals have boats, fishing equipment and refrigerators available for their customers. Prices start at NOK 3,800 per week. See accommodation overview.

Getting there

The Ålesund and Sunnmøre region is located about 500 kilometres from Oslo and 400 kilometers from Bergen. From Ålesund Airport VigraSAS and Norwegian offer very good domestic connections with OsloTrondheimBergen and Stavanger, as well as international flights to London, Alicante, Copenhagen and Riga.

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Last updated:  2013-08-05
Sea fishing in the Borgundfjord, Norway - Photo: Actin AS
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Waiting for a catch in the Borgundfjord, Norway - Photo: Actin

Fishing in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Ålesund is Norway's fishing capital. Fishing is also a popular activity for locals and tourists – simply because you are guaranteed to catch fish.

Fishing in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Source: Visitnorway

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About Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Key facts about Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Ålesund has around 40,000 inhabitants. It is the largest town in Sunnmøre, a region known for fishing, maritime technology and furniture production.

Tourist information in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

The Tourist Information Office in Ålesund is situated at Skateflukaia in the city centre. Other offices are located in key areas throughout Sunnmøre.

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