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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.
Cosy accommodation and fun excursions. In Møre og Romsdal, you will find not just big fish, but everything you need for the perfect holiday.
Rent a well-equipped house for up to 7 people and go fishing for most species present in Norwegian waters.
Perfect for a fishing holiday with family or friends, the houses Jonstua and Edvartstua are available all year. They contain everything you need for your holiday and can accommodate up to 14 people if rented together. Free internet.
Two 18 feet boats with 30 and 40 PS and one 20 feet boat with 60 PS are available, and fishing trips to the Atlantic can be arranged in a 27 feet Arvor boat.
Try fjord fishing in the countryside with a high chance of trophy catches in the Romsdalsfjord.
Surrounded by picturesque mountains, Lensmansgarden benefits from a relaxing atmosphere. You can look forward to hours of top fishing action by the marina in the fjord, which is only 500 metres away.
Lensmansgarden has all the facilities you would expect from a great fishing resort. Stay in a comfortable apartment or log cabin. Boat is included.
Surrounded by impressive vistas and wild nature, Fagervik Camping by the Tresfjord is hard to beat when it comes to comfort and quality. If you are looking for a fishing location where you have a chance to get a record catch on the hook, look no further!
The cosy cabins face the fjord and are situated just metres from the water. Amenities include a separate bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room and a bathroom.
Enjoy hours of fishing adventures in the beautiful Romsdalsfjord, surrounded by majestic mountains.
A fabulous location and outstanding fishing possibilities makes Måna Camping a fisherman’s paradise. The Romsdalsfjord is known as one of Norway’s cleanest fjords and has a rich population of fish species. The area around Måna Camping provides great opportunities for nature activities like hiking, and you can look forward to a lot of fun on the beach.
Get hooked on a fishing adventure in Langfjorden! Langfjorden is known both for a great variety of fish species and huge catches. At Mittet Camping, you will enjoy the beauty of nature and superb fishing possibilities in the sea, the river and mountain lakes.
The cabins have four beds, fridge and a stove, and the campsite is equipped with showers, toilets, and a common dining area. Guided fishing trips are available.
Enjoy a varied fishing holiday in tranquil nature close to the sea, fjords and lakes of Romsdalen.
Saltkjelsnes Camping is a real gem by the sea, surrounded by a lush landscape. The location promises great fishing adventures in the Rødvenfjord, the Langfjord or the Romsdalsfjord as well as in the lakes in the mountains. Some of the most common species are cod, halibut, haddock, coalfish, mackerel, pollack, ling, wolffish and redfish.
Amenities include a fish cleaning shelter, freezer space and a modern service building. Stay in a fully equipped cabin with a private kitchen and bathroom.
Go searching for a record catch in the waters around Smøla, which abound in fish of all kinds.
Smøla Havfiskesenter has extensive experience, knowledge of the best fishing spots and a strong focus on safety. Join the fishing boat Freidig with a skipper or venture out on your own. Either way, you have optimal chances of getting a whopper of a catch on the hook.
Stay in a spacious apartment with all the equipment you need to transform your catch into a gourmet meal. In the evening you are more than welcome to visit the local pub – no doubt you will hear a fishy tale or two.
The diving centre Strømsholmen is the place to be for adventures above and under the water.
Located on the Atlantic Road between Kristiansund and Molde, they offer accommodation, activities and sightseeing tours. Some of the highlights for divers are a rich marine life with more than 1,400 species including seals and orcas, numerous wrecks at different depths, giant kelp forests and white, sandy sea beds.
Join one of the daily fishing trips and increase your chances of getting cod, pollock and halibut, to mention a few common species, on the hook.
Whether you have decided where to go or are still looking, you will find all the information you need about Møre og Romsdal's main fishing destinations through the map options below.
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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