The resorts in Trøndelag are often crowded – in the water, that is. Fishing enthusiasts can rest assured that there is more than enough fish for every visitor.
Conveniently situated in the middle of the country, Trøndelag benefits from a stunning, varied countryside, versatile fishing grounds and a wide range of accommodation options for anglers.
Trøndelag is especially popular for sea fishing. This is no wonder when you consider the huge biodiversity in the fjords and the north Atlantic – this is the place to finally get that dream catch on the hook.
Popular fishing spots off the coast are the numerous islands like Hitra, Frøya, Sula, Leka and Vikna. Among the many fjords, the vast Trondheimfjord and its arms are worth a mention.
Trøndelag is also known for freshwater fishing. There is an abundance of streams, rivers and lakes where you can fish to your heart's content for salmon, trout and char, to mention a few common species.
Most of Norway's common saltwater fish species are represented in Trøndelag. Even the coveted halibut can be found on the coast and in the fjords.
In addition to rich fishing grounds, there are also many other animals to look out for, like whales, seals and birds. Impressive natural sights and experiences are guaranteed not just for anglers but also for hikers, cyclists and divers.
The high season lasts from March to October. Some places are also open for winter fishing.
Many islands and even more fish: Choose one of our customised offers below and book your dream fishing holiday in Trøndelag.
Go from the idyllic Hasvåg (Flatanger) to the best fishing spots in just five minutes by boat. Hasvåg Fritid have three apartments, for a total of up to 16 people, and five 40 hp boats available.
There is also a common room, barbecue facilities and a large garden. Fish-cleaning facilities are available on the jetty.
Price from NOK 11,270 per week in an apartment for four people, including boat.
Rent a fully equipped rorbu (fisherman's cabin) with five bedrooms, or an apartment with wi-fi by the ocean and next to great fishing grounds. Every house has got its own freezer, and there are good fish cleaning facilities.
Seter Brygge has 19 feet, 50 hp boats available for rent, and fishing trips for up to 12 people can be arranged on a bigger boat with a skipper. You will also find a conference room and a cosy restaurant on the premises.
Price from NOK 12,950 per week in an apartment for five people, including boat.
Frosta Fjordbuer offers high quality self-catering fjord cabins with four to nine beds.
Enjoy 16-19 feet aluminium boats (10 to 50 hp motors), fish-cleaning facilities and a smokehouse.
You will find great fishing grounds and deep sea fishing within easy reach.
Price from NOK 9,000 per week, including accommodation in a fjord cabin for four people and boat hire.
Sula, a village dating back to the 1300s, is an Eldorado for anglers. Well-known fishing grounds like Ørnklakken and Torskskallen are within easy reach, and 19/21-feet aluminum boats with 50/70/90 hp motors, map plotters and echo sounders are available to rent.
Sula is also a dream for scuba divers, with scallops and many species of fish, wrecks and kelp forests.
Price from NOK 7,841 per week in a suite for two people or NOK 12,065 per week in an apartment for six people.
Situated on the Fosen Peninsula, protected by islands and islets, Bessaker offers accommodation in apartments with seven beds. The 50/70 hp, 19 feet boats are equipped with echo sounder and chartplotter.
Fishing trips are arranged for up to 11 people, and separate fish-cleaning facilities are available. There is also a restaurant and a shop that sells fishing equipment next door.
Price from NOK 7,000 per week, including accommodation in a cabin for seven people. Boat hire from NOK 4,550 per week.
Dolmsundet is a complete fishing and diving resort with a range of accommodation options, a restaurant and a grill.
Rent a simple cabin or apartment, or go for a five star lodge for 10-12 people. Fishing gear, diving equipment, compressor, bicycles and cars are available to rent. Hire your own fishing guide or join a group deep sea fishing trip.
Price from NOK 7,500 per week, including accommodation for four people and a 17.5 feet/40 hp boat with fishfinder and chartplotter.
Bakkan Wahl offers accommodation in apartments and houses on the Fosen Peninsula, 25 kilometres from Brekstad. Fishing equipment and 18 high standard rental boats with 30 to 50 hp motors available to rent.
Price from NOK 11,000 per week in an apartment for six people, including boat with GPS/echo sounding.
Five star accommodation in a traditional fisherman's rorbu with balcony and sea view offered in the centre of Rørvik. 18-22 feet boats of 40-100 hp with echo sounder, chartplotter and mounted fishing rod holders are available to rent.
Price from NOK 12,700 per week in an apartment for four people, including boat.
Rent a traditional rorbu (fisherman's cabin) or a bigger house or apartment, by the sea or in the harbour. Join a guided tour or rent a boat for yourself with echo sounder and chartplotter. Fishing equipment is available to rent or buy. There are also fantastic diving possibilities.
Price from NOK 10,300 per week in a cabin for four people, including boat.
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Trøndelag is located between Fjord Norway and Northern Norway, which means that you have many travel options to get there.
By car, you can reach Trøndelag from Oslo in a day.
With bus and train there are good connections from the north, south and east.
Hurtigruten's ships stop at Trondheim and Rørvik daily, both northbound and southbound.
The express ferry Kystekspressen connects Trondheim Fosen, Hitra, Frøya and Kristiansund. There is a car ferry between Trondheim and Fosen.
There are direct flights to Trondheim Airport Værnes from London Stansted and other European cities. National flights are offered several times a day from Oslo and other Norwegian airports.
The other nearest airports are located in Namsos and Rørvik.
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water: