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Norway: 13 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(17 reviews)
Alesund
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trips from $278
Straumsjoen
trips from $213
Spildra
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Tromsø
trips from $209
Tromsø
trips from $4,343
Ulvik
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Stavanger
trips from $1,335
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Bru
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trips from $232
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Granvin
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5.0 / 5
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Tromsø
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trips from $176

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Norway

According to customer reviews, Fishing With Trif, JaRo Guiding, and Kvænangen Adventure are some of the most popular fishing charters in Norway. Full list of top fishing charters in Norway.

The average price for a private 4 hour Norway fishing trip is $518, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $641 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing With Trif, JaRo Guiding, and Kvænangen Adventure all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Norway.

The most popular fish species you can target are Cod, Pollock, and Halibut. Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Jigging, and Heavy Tackle. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Fishing in Norway is an experience that will take your breath away. This should be on every angler’s bucket list, both because of the incredible nature surrounding you and the natural phenomena happening all around.

The people of Norway have fishing in their blood – for those in coastal villages, fishing is still a major part of their daily lives.

Surrounded by the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, and Barents Sea, the opportunities along the coast, offshore, and inland are varied and great. You’ll find something for every angler here.

Norway Fishing Spots

When fishing in Norway, you’re likely to come across Cod, Halibut, and Trout. These delicacies  and more can be found in the following places:

Mjøsa

As the largest lake in Norway, Mjøsa is 60 miles long and 10 miles wide at its greatest point. Top catches here are Trout and Pike, although you’ll find another 18 species calling this inland lake home. The best techniques for catching the large fish here are trolling and spinning. In this area, you can also fish the other great lakes in Norway, including Tyrifjorden and Randsfjorden. Spring through to Autumn are the best times to fish.

Around this lake are many smaller rivers, which are perfect for practicing your fly fishing technique for Grayling, Bream, and Whitefish. Top rivers include Begna, Sokna, Randselva, and plenty more to keep you busy.

Glåma (Glomma)

The Glåma river is close to Mjøsa, but instead of being wide like Mjøsa, is instead super long – 598 kilometers from top to bottom. Sportfishing is excellent here, with over 25 species of fish to target. If you’re coarse fishing, then this is the river to come to.

Southern Norway

The south coast of Norway has varying sea depths, making this perfect for Ling, Mackerel, Greenland Shark, and Tusk. Head to the internationally known village of Langesund in Telemark for excellent deep sea fishing.

Trøndelag

Located in central Norway, Trøndelag county is renowned both for sea fishing and freshwater angling. In the streams and rivers you’ll find plenty of Char, Trout, Salmon, and more. Off the coast, Halibut as well as Cod, Coalfish, Monkfish, and plenty more can be caught here. Depending on what you’re targeting, you may need to reach depths of 2,000 meters. The best time to go is from March to October.

Northern Norway

Due to the excellent location between two seas, this is the place to catch huge fish offshore. Target the extra large Cod that’s famous here, the Skrei, or huge Halibut, Saithe, Haddock, Wolffish, and more. Keep your camera at hand, as you’ll be surrounded by stunning landscapes that are just as varied as the fish below.

Fishing Tips

  • When fishing offshore, always make sure you have at least 150 meters of line –these waters are deep!

  • If you know you’re going deep bottom fishing, alter your gear accordingly. Your reel will need to be able to take a huge amount of line, and have a strength of at least 50 pounds. Use a 1 kg lead weight.

  • Live bait is not allowed in Norway.

Need to Know

The winters here are extremely cold, so it’s recommended you come between March and October for better weather, the midnight sun, and awesome fishing. However, if you are brave enough to face these arctic temperatures, then coming between January and March will give you the best chance of catching the migrating cod, the Skrei. This is also a beautiful time to ice fish with the Northern Lights as your backdrop.

Regulations

Visitors fishing in Norway are allowed to fly home with 10 kilograms of fish, as long as these are not one of the protected species, and one trophy fish.

You don’t need a license for saltwater fishing or fishing in the fjords. However, you will need to pay a fishing fee when targeting Sea Trout, Char, and Salmon (this does not apply to any children under 18).

The tackle you use has to be within regulations. Use handheld tackle only.

Some of the species that are protected year-round include Basking Shark, Lobster, Silk Shark, Wrasse, Blue Ling, Porbeagle, Spiny Dogfish, and others. For some parts of the year, it is illegal to fish for Halibut, Greenland Halibut, Redfish, and Lumpfish – your captain will let you know what you can target at any given time.

Budget

A six-to-eight-hour trip will cost around €1,440, although this can be for up to 12 people. A three-hour inshore trip for four people will cost around €600. If looking for a multi-day trip, these will be upwards of €3,000.

There’s a reason this land is home to so many fishing myths and legends. Fishing in Norway will be an experience unlike any other – you’ll have a great story to tell, catch your own fresh dinner, and take unbelievable photos. Make your dreams come true today!

 

Norway
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Based on 27692 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

In the north, the sun doesn’t rise at all until the end of January. Skrei fishing is great for those braving the cold weather.

 
February

This month is great for fishing for Arctic Cod. On land, join in with the World Reindeer Racing Championships.

 
March

Join in with the World Cod Fishing Championship in Lofoten. Amateurs are welcome!

April

This is the last month to target Skrei successfully. Halibut can be legally caught from April to December 20. Let your hair down at the Voss Jazz Festival.

May

Celebrate the Norway’s National Day with parades through the streets. Salmon fishing begins this month.

June

In the south, the first Salmon of the season are small in numbers but double the size of  regular Salmon.

July

Throw yourself fully into Norwegian food with the Gladmat Festival – fill up your belly after a great trip on the fjords.

August

August marks the second Salmon run down south. There are huge numbers of Salmon here, although the average size is 3 kilograms

September

September marks the end of the Salmon season. Cheer up with the Potato Festival, with music, food, and plenty of activities for the whole family.

October

This is the month to try local beers and wines at various drinking festivals around Norway. Halibut is good this month

November

The streets of Fagernes turn into a huge marketplace during the Rakfisk Festival, a delicacy of semi-fermented Trout.

December

There’s so much to do on land now – the Røros Christmas market will keep you busy! Fishing grinds to a halt due to the lack of daylight.

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Fishing With Trif
Fishing With Trif
Fishing charter in Alesund
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Spent an excellent day with Trif and Tom. Caught more fish than you can shake a stick at, weather was perfect, music rocked, a good time was had by all. Highly recommend Trif, hewas very enjoyable and took great care of us. Thanks, Trif!
Ann  D.
Ann D.
Fishing With Trif
Fishing With Trif
Fishing charter in Alesund
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(17 reviews)
A great experience with Trif and his first mate Tom. They were great with our 10 year old fishing obsessed son. We had good luck and Trif knew the area and was expert in his trade. Great people, fun time.
Andrea  P.
Andrea P. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fishing With Trif
Fishing With Trif
Fishing charter in Alesund
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Captain Triff and Tom were great. Had a great day will do it again and highly recommend them.
Douglas  D.
Douglas D. Massapequa Park, NY
Fishing With Trif
Fishing With Trif
Fishing charter in Alesund
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
We had the best experience with Ozzy fishing in Alesund. The trip was great, Ozzy was very helpful and doing his best all the time to try to catch fish! We fished some fishes from the cod family. We totally recommend it!
Quim  B.  V.
Quim B. V. Madrid, Madrid
Fishing With Trif
Fishing With Trif
Fishing charter in Alesund
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Trif is a guide with good knowledge of the local conditions. He find's the spots to make his guests happy. Thanks!
Volker  I.
Volker I. Germany
Fishing With Trif
Fishing With Trif
Fishing charter in Alesund
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
A most enjoyable experience. Great conversation, and the fishing was pretty good as well. The weather was perfect. A day very well spent indeed. I would highly recommend this experience.
Dale  C.
Dale C. Torrance, CA
Fishing With Trif
Fishing With Trif
Fishing charter in Alesund
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(17 reviews)
We went out within sight of land and took 6 Ling, one Pollock and one Haddock. Fishing reels could have had more line on them. Lost on very big (estimate 100KG/200LB) Halibut as the line was about 80 LB on reel. Trif is a lot of fun and took us to three spots where we took fish at all three. Boat was clean and fish were cleaned at end of trip. I tipped 20% for one of the funnest trips we had in 45 years of fishing.
Troy  R.
Troy R. San Diego, CA
Fishing With Trif
Fishing With Trif
Fishing charter in Alesund
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(17 reviews)
In Alesund from the states. Signed up with Trif - for fishing. He was on time and super friendly - took us to a spot where we started getting bites immediately. We caught lots of fish and had great conversation - he’s just a great guy. Very knowledgeable. I’d recommend Trif for anyone in the area.
Jason  W.
Jason W. United States
Fishing With Trif
Fishing With Trif
Fishing charter in Alesund
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(17 reviews)
Capt Trif is passionate about what he does! He has good equipment, is knowledgeable, friendly and really works to deliver a memorable experience!
Patricia  F.
Patricia F. Chelsea, WI
Fishing With Trif
Fishing With Trif
Fishing charter in Alesund
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(17 reviews)
Met as scheduled for a 5 hour private fishing tour. We both caught fish and had a beautiful morning. Guide was very knowledgeable and look forward to another trip one day!!
Susan  M.
Susan M. Skowhegan, ME
North Sea And Fjord Safari
North Sea And Fjord Safari
Fishing charter in Bru
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
We had our wedding aboard Olav Ringdal Jr and couldn't be happier with how it went! Kjell-M. was very helpful in planning and executing our dream wedding. He is an experienced captain and went above and beyond to give us a good experience. We hope to go for another cruise or fishing trip in the future. Would recommend to others for their celebrations or just for getting out on the water and experiencing the beautiful Norwegian nature!
Megan  P.
Megan P. Oslo, 03