Fishing vacation in Norway - Discover the water of Lofoten

Fishing vacation in Norway - Discover the water of Lofoten

Are you planning a fishing vacation? What better way to spend your fishing vacation than in Lofoten?

Lofoten, located within the Arctic Circle in Norway, is a premier destination for fishing enthusiasts worldwide. Known for its stunning landscapes and rich marine life, Lofoten offers a unique fishing experience that combines natural beauty with abundant fishing opportunities. Lofoten is also home to a series of different fish species, including the sought out Cod.

Guided fishing tours

Fishing has been the cornerstone of Lofoten’s culture and economy for centuries, with traditional fishing villages and annual cod spawning events that have attracted anglers and traders for generations. At Lofoten Havfiske, we offer fishing vacation for those who wish to experience fishing out on the open sea. We offer both guided tours and boats you can rent to go out on your own!  Our local guides can provide not only their expertise and local knowledge but also access to the best spots and equipment.

The sea is hiding a lot of treasures, including – you might have guessed it – fish. After many years as fishermen in Lofoten, you can be sure that we know where to find the best fishing spots!

The perfect destination for your fishing vacation

Lofoten's dramatic fjords, towering mountains, and deep waters are home to a variety of fish species, making it a perfect setting for both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Depending on the season you will be able to get everything from cod and haddock to mackerel and halibut! The fish here in Lofoten is known for its great quality and is definitely something else than the smaller fish you get elsewhere. That is also why Lofoten is truly the perfect destination for a fishing vacation in Norway.

Lofoten is known for its fishing villages and the fisherman cabins. Staying in an authentic fishing cabin during your fishing holiday should definitely be something you consider. Just imagine being part of the active fishing community by the dock, with both locals and tourists getting ready to get the catch of the day.

Top Fishing Spots in Lofoten

Coastal Hotspots

Explore coastal areas like Svolvær and Stamsund, where you can fish from the rocks or beaches and enjoy plentiful catches due to the rich ocean currents.

Deep Sea Fishing Locations

For a thrilling deep-sea fishing experience, head to the waters around Røst, where you can catch large cod, halibut, and even monkfish.

Planning Your Fishing Vacation

  • Best time to visit: The best time for a fishing trip to Lofoten depends on what you’re aiming to catch. 
  • What to bring: Essential gear includes waterproof clothing, appropriate fishing rods and bait based on your target species, and sturdy boots. Pack layers to handle the cold, especially if you visit outside the summer months. Also, consider bringing a camera to capture the scenic vistas and your trophy catches.
  • Local fishing regulations: Familiarize yourself with local fishing regulations to ensure sustainable practice. This includes size limits, catch limits, and specific rules for different fishing areas.

When to book a fishing vacation in Lofoten?

The best way to decide when you want to go on a fishing vacation, is finding out when the fish you wish to catch has its prime time. For instance, the halibut is available all through April to December. For skrei (migratory cod), plan your visit from February to April, while summer months are perfect for catching sea trout. If you are wondering about the best seasons for different fish species, do not hesitate to contact us – we know all there is to know about when to go fishing for what. For accommodation on your trip, please try one of our many different cabins. We have something for everyone!

Types of Fishing Adventures

Lofoten offers everything from deep-sea fishing and fly fishing to traditional rod and line fishing. Each method provides a different experience suitable for varying skill levels.

Deep Sea Fishing

Target large species like cod, halibut, and coalfish in the deep waters around the islands. These trips can often yield large catches and are perfect for thrill-seekers.

Coastal and Freshwater Fishing

Enjoy the calm of fly fishing or spinning for sea trout and Arctic char in one of the many streams or along the rugged coastline.

Fishing during winter

Winter might include some rough waters, but if you are an expert at sea fishing yourself or join a local fishing guide, there should be no problem going fishing in the colder months. In fact, January to April is your best chance to catch huge cod fish.

If you catch any fish – which we are sure you will – we have our very own freezer room and area for fileting down at the camp. Here you can store your fish until take-off or until you want to eat it during your vacation.

Plan your fishing vacation with Lofoten Havfiske

Plan an unforgettable fishing trip to the Lofoten Islands, Norway.  Lofoten offer some of the best fishing experiences in the world, drawing anglers seeking both adventure and the tranquility of nature. The rich marine life, stunning landscapes, and the pristine condition of its waters make it an ideal destination for fishing enthusiasts. The region's fishing culture, steeped in centuries of history, adds a profound depth to the experience.Whether it’s battling the mighty Atlantic cod during the annual Skrei migration or quietly fly fishing in serene, crystal-clear rivers, Lofoten provides a diverse range of fishing experiences.

Here at Lofoten Havfiske, you can join us for a memorable fishing vacation. Bring along whomever you would like and prepare for a once in a lifetime experience. Plan your visit between February and April for the Skrei season or June through August for the best weather and excellent midnight sun fishing conditions. Book your fishing vacation with us today - the Lofoten Islands awaits.

Book your fishing adventure today!

Turn your dream of sea fishing in Lofoten into reality today! By booking a fishing trip now, you secure a spot on an adventure you won't forget. We are ready with everything to make your trip as smooth and fantastic as possible. Note: Many of our bookings come in at least a year in advance, so book today to secure your spot!