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The place to be for a record-breaking fishing adventure

A coastline longer than the equator and the sea brimming with record-sized cod, salmon and halibut – chances are you will get hooked on sea fishing in Norway.


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Rest well, rise early

If you want to get that dream catch, you'd better rest well and rise early. The many accommodation options along the Norwegian coast include hotels, campsites and rorbus (traditional fishermen's cabins). Flick through our selection of offers below.


Kvernepollen Rorbuer, a place to stay for fishermen

Enjoy the homely atmosphere at Kvernepollen Rorbuer, located only 50 minutes’ drive from Bergen. There are 18 charming, modern rorbuer (fisherman’s cabins) with private terraces to rent.

Kvernepollen welcomes visiting fishermen from all over Europe, who come to experience the rich fishing grounds of the Norwegian Sea. Meet like-minded fishing enthusiasts and get inspired by the stories of previous’ guests and their record catches. Fish-cleaning facilities and freezers are available.

The boats are modern 19 feet vessels with 50 hp engines, equipped with fishing maps, GPS and echosounder – all of which increase the chances of landing your dream catch. Two of the boats are adapted for wheelchairs. Transport to and from Bergen Airport can be arranged.


Be prepared

Sea fishing can be enjoyed by most people, but there are a few things you need to know before heading out to sea. Get all the essential information about fishing licenses, regulations and safety here.

Learn about current fishing trends and common species in Norwegian waters from an expert, and find the facts you need about sea fishing rules and regulations.

Safety on the water

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.
  2. Bring necessary equipment, make sure it is in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out in a boat when it is safe.
  4. Know the rules of the sea, and make sure to follow them.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Be rested and sober. Do not operate 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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