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Cod fishing off the coast of Flatanger
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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.

Where's the catch?

See where to go fishing in Northern Norway.

Fishing in Northern Norway
Hemmingodden is centrally located on Ballstadøy, 200 m from the local grocery store. The lodge gets plenty of sun hours. We focus on fishing with good… Read more
Hemmingodden Lofoten Fishing Lodge - accomodation rorbuer
High standard fishermen cabins only 35 minutes drive from Tromsø Airport. Ideal location for hiking, fishing, midnight sun, northern light, spring… Read more
From March to October we invite you to an exciting deep-sea fishing tour in Offersoy. Read more
Deep Sea Fishing at Offersøy
Explore the enchanting Lofoten archipelago on your own, or hire a guide who will show you the way to the best fishing spots in the most scenic areas.… Read more
Lofoten Rent a Boat AS
Located in Alta, Korsfjorden holiday houses offer an authentic Norwegian fishing experience on a self-catering basis. The houses are only around 500… Read more
Korsfjorden holiday houses
The stories you hear on the island of Sørøya are true. This is the land of the king-size fish and you have excellent chances to get a record catch on… Read more
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    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

      NSB, the Norwegian State Railways, operates most passenger train services in Norway, and has a railway network stretching 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.

    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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