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Think big on your fishing holiday

If you dream of giant fish, choose your fishing holiday location wisely. In Northern Norway, record catches are the rule rather than the exception.

Getting to Northern Norway

Most of Northern Norway is located above the Arctic Circle and consists of the counties Nordland, Troms and Finnmark. The quickest and easiest way to get there is by plane.

  • Northern Norway fishing train

    By train

    The railway network in Norway stretches from Kristiansand in the south to Bodø above the Arctic Circle.

  • Northern Norway fishing boat

    By boat

    Hurtigruten's cruise ships go daily from Bergen in Fjord Norway to Kirkenes by the Russian border. They call at 25 ports in Northern Norway.

  • Northern Norway fishing plane

    By plane

    The quickest and easiest way to get there is by plane. SAS and Norwegian fly from Oslo to Bodø, Tromsø, Bardufoss, Evenes, Alta and Kirkenes. There are also good domestic flight connections offered by Widerøe.

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Safety on your fishing holiday in Norway

Safety tips to leave you high and dry

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only cast off when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.

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