Norway’s famous fjord area happens to be one of the best places in the country to go fishing. Check out the Romsdalsfjord or go sea fishing by the Atlantic Road.
Norway is one of few countries in the world where you can see fjords. In the western part of the country there are so many that the region has become known as Fjord Norway. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains, some of which are over 1,000 metres high, it is no wonder that lots of people visit the area just to experience the nature. Those who are into fishing have another reason to go there – the fjords are swarming with fish.
The county of Møre og Romsdal is situated in the northern part of Fjord Norway, between the Nordfjord in the south and the island of Smøla in the north. Most of Norway’s common fish species are represented here: cod, halibut, saithe, ling, tusk, pollack, redfish, haddock, wolffish and whiting. In the summer you can add mackerel and hake to the list.
It is also worth bringing your fishing rod to the inner parts of the fjords, where you can find plenty of saithe in the summer - for example in the Romsdalsfjord, which is one of the most biodiverse fjords of Norway. Another highlight in Møre og Romsdal is the rivers, some of which are considered the best salmon rivers in Norway. There are also numerous lakes full of tasty trout and char.
If you are more drawn towards the sea, you just have to check out the Atlantic Road, which runs through Møre og Romsdal. Fish for saithe, pollack and other big fish from one of the seven bridges between the small islands by Molde and Kristiansund.
The road is one of Norway's national tourist routes and a popular fishing spot for tourists and locals alike. You can read more about the Atlantic Road here.
In Fjord Norway there is no off season, but the period from March to October is particularly recommended.
Møre og Romsdal is located in the southwest of Norway. The region is accessible by car from Oslo within a day. The main road is the E39, which runs through the region from the north to the south.
All major destinations are easily accessible by public transport. A trip on the Rauma Railway (Åndalsnes – Dombås) goes through stunning nature and is especially recommended.
The ferry from Hirtshals in Denmark operates to Stavanger and Bergen, several times a week throughout the year. The fjords are served by regular ferry services.
The region has several airports (Volda, Ålesund, Molde and Kristiansund) that offer direct flights to Oslo and other European cities.
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water.
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