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Halibut & Cod Fishing | Vesterålen | North Norway

Tour code: NOR025
Category: Fishing Holidays, Sea Fishing

Welcome to Vesterålen located in the north of Norway surrounded by some of the most stunning landscape Norway has to offer. Known locally as the ‘Kingdom of the Whales’ it is home to a huge population of different species of Whales. This stunning Island is north of the world famous Lofoten Islands and the Arctic circle, the archipelago of Vesterålen reaches out westwards from the mainland of Norway and into the Atlantic ocean.

Due to how popular our other destinations have become on the Lofoten Islands, has led us to research this area and try to bring you new exciting destinations that offer the same world class fishing opportunities. Vesterålen will open up some great fishing areas and is what we like to class as almost weatherproof as you have access to two huge fjords, Jörnfjorden where the camp is located and then Eidsfjorden being just a 5 minute ride away.

Eidsfjorden is a deep long fjord with depths as deep as 200mtrs and has many plateaus, peaks and structures that will hold big Cod and Coalfish all year round. This has also been a great area for Redfish and huge Ling. On the sides of this fjord there are some great sandy plateaus close to land which will offer fantastic Halibut fishing along with Plaice and Dabs.

If you continue a short distance to the west or south west you will find yourself in the open ocean where there are many more peaks, channels and plateaus. The population of big Cod, Coalfish and Halibut is great in this area. The fishing area stretches all the way up to Hovden, which is a lighthouse on the north west side of Vesterålen about 25 nm away from the camp.

Its not just the great fishing in this area that has caught our attention, its the accommodation on offer. It is of a very high standard for Norway and we have made sure that the cabins are complete with lots of modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as it could be.

With our partners ‘Nordic Sea Angling’ we have managed to secure the same high standard boats as we run at many of our other camps. The boats that you will be using are known for excellent handling and safety at sea. The are very sturdy even in rough conditions and are constructed to deal with heavy seas. The boats are 23.5ft Arronet aluminium boats and come fitted with 150hp Suzuki 4 Stroke engines which are one of the most fuel efficient engines money can buy. The electronics on the boat are of a high standard with big displays on the fish finders and chart plotters. These boats are kept to a very high standard and are maintained on a regular basis. We also have a spare boat just in case of unforeseen breakdowns.

If you have been looking for your next sea fishing adventure then Vesterålen is the place for you as once you have fished here and stayed in the luxury cabins, been looked after by our onsite guides and caught that dream fish, you will not want to go anywhere else.

Vesterålen Cabin

The cabins at Vestrålen are of a very high standard which was one of the reasons why we liked this destination so much. We have for many years been looking for something a little special and these cabins seem to fit the bill and when you teem them up with some amazing fishing, you will soon find yourself in paradise.

Each of our 4 – 5 person cabins are split over two floors. They have fully equipped kitchens with stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher plus all the normal cooking utensils. The living room has TV and all the cabins come with free WIFI. The bathrooms are spacious with shower, toilet and hand basin.

Each of these cabins have the use of all our onsite facilities: freezer room, drying room, filleting station, tackle shop and an excellent Barbeque covered area (Logs can be bought at the camp).

Board: Self Catering
Rooms: Twin Rooms
Internet: Free WIFI
Power: 230 Volts
Equipment Hire: Chargeable
Shop: Tackle Shop
Cards Accepted: Debit / Credit cards
Freezer Room: Walk in fast freezer
Filleting Area: Covered filleting area
Vesterålen Large Cabin

The large cabins at Vesterålen can accommodate up to 8 people and with it being spread over three floors it is the perfect place for a large group of friends. The fixture and fittings in this cabin are top quality and all kept to a very high standard, we strongly recommend this cabin if you have a larger group than 4 people.

On the bottom floor you will find two twin bedrooms both with single beds and located next door is the first bath / shower room. On the second floor you will find a fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator and dish washer. In the living room there is a wide screen TV and as all our cabins, free WIFI. The top floor is where the rest of the bedrooms are located all with comfortable single beds.

Each of these cabins have the use of all our onsite facilities: freezer room, drying room, filleting station, tackle shop and an excellent Barbeque covered area (Logs can be bought at the camp).

Board: Self Catering
Rooms: Twin Rooms
Internet: Free WIFI
Power: 230 Volt
Equipment Hire: Chargeable
Shop: Tackle shop
Cards Accepted: Debit / Credit cards
Freezer Room: Walk in fast freezer
Filleting Area: Covered filleting house
Species Information
Season: April to September
Peak: April
Weight: 5LB to 100LB
Average Weight: 25LB
Season: May to September
Peak: July
Weight: 15LB to 300LB
Average Weight: 60LB
Season: April to September
Peak: June
Weight: 5LB to 50LB
Average Weight: 15LB
Season: April to September
Peak: September
Weight: 5LB to 40LB
Average Weight: 10LB
Season: April to September
Peak: September
Weight: 1LB to 10LB
Average Weight: 3LB
Suggested Itinerary

Although the fishing has set weeks, we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days at the beginning or end in Norway, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1: 

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive Oslo

Depart Oslo
Arrive Evenes

Once you have arrived at Evenes and collected bags make your way out of the terminal building where the Fly Bus will then transfer you to Sortland. (Fly Bus transfer approx. 2hrs) When you have arrived at Sortland our guides will be waiting to transfer you the rest of the way. (Transfer approx. 50minutes)

Once you have arrived at the camp you will be shown to your cabin and then a brief talk about the camp and the boats. You are then free to relax and unpack or if you feel like it, take the boat out and explore.

Overnight Accommodation: Vesterålen Cabin S/C

DAYS 2 TO 4: Fishing Days.

We have full time guides on hand for you each day of your holiday, which will assist in any way you wish.

On your first days fishing, subject to availability, one of our guides will come aboard your boat free of charge and show you some hotspots. This service is free and a great way to get to know the area you are fishing if its your first time.

Overnight Accommodation: Vesterålen Cabin S/C

DAYS 5 TO 7: Fishing Days.

As you have your own boat, you can fish as much as you wish and at certain times of the year it remains daylight 24hrs a day.

The area around Vesterålen is full of fish holding areas and it will not take you long to find these areas. The guides at the camp will help you locate species of your choice and on some days you are more than welcome to follow the guide when he is fishing from other peoples boats.

Overnight Accommodation: Vesterålen Cabin S/C

DAY 8: 

In the morning you will be transferred back again via private bus Sortland in time to catch the Fly Bus back to Evenes airport.

Depart Evenes
Arrive Oslo
Depart Oslo
Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start DateEnd DateDaysNightsFishingAnglerNon-AnglerAvailability
18/07/201925/07/2019876£1,497On Request  Sold Out
25/07/201901/08/2019876£1,497On Request  Sold Out
01/08/201908/08/2019876£1,492On Request  Sold Out
08/08/201915/08/2019876£1,472On Request  Sold Out
15/08/201922/08/2019876£1,382On Request  Book Now
22/08/201929/08/2019876£1,332On Request  Book Now
29/08/201905/09/2019876£1,332On Request  Book Now
05/09/201912/09/2019876£1,382On Request  Book Now
12/09/201919/09/2019876£1,392On Request  Book Now
19/09/201926/09/2019876£1,382On Request  Book Now
29/04/202006/05/2020876£1,478On Request  Book Now
06/05/202013/05/2020876£1,538On Request  Book Now
13/05/202020/05/2020876£1,478On Request  Book Now
20/05/202027/05/2020876£1,558On Request  Sold Out
27/05/202003/06/2020876£1,498On Request  Book Now
03/06/202010/06/2020876£1,528On Request  Sold Out
10/06/202017/06/2020876£1,548On Request  Book Now
17/06/202024/06/2020876£1,588On Request  Book Now
24/06/202001/07/2020876£1,568On Request  Book Now
01/07/202008/07/2020876£1,558On Request  Book Now
08/07/202015/07/2020876£1,538On Request  Book Now
15/07/202022/07/2020876£1,593On Request  Book Now
22/07/202029/07/2020876£1,593On Request  Book Now
29/07/202005/08/2020876£1,588On Request  Book Now
05/08/202012/08/2020876£1,578On Request  Book Now
12/08/202019/08/2020876£1,478On Request  Book Now
19/08/202026/08/2020876£1,428On Request  Book Now
26/08/202002/09/2020876£1,428On Request  Book Now
02/09/202009/09/2020876£1,478On Request  Book Now
09/09/202016/09/2020876£1,488On Request  Book Now
16/09/202023/09/2020876£1,478On Request  Book Now
23/09/202030/09/2020876£1,478On Request  Book Now
Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on four adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Price Supplements

3 anglers sharing 1 cabin and 1 boat additional £230 pp
2 anglers sharing 1 cabin and 1 boat additional £630pp

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What's Included & Excluded
  • All international flights (Based on London departure)
  • Flybus ticket (already pre-paid)
  • Transfers to and from Vesterålen to Evenes
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6 days fishing via self drive boat
  • Fishing Boat with Sonar, chart plotter (GPS), VHF & radar
  • Freezer storage for your fish
  • Access to professional guide for guidance
  • Bed linen, towels and final cabin cleaning
  • Fuel for boat
  • Fishing tackle
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • All meals
  • Final boat cleaning

Other UK departure airports are possible (additional cost) Please call a member of the Sportquest team for further information.

Additional luggage can be added, please enquire about up to date prices
Fishing equipment (rod, reel, line) £50 pr week
Survival suits £40 pr week

Tour Notes


A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. No visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required.

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Norway.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Oslo (approx 2.5 hrs) Oslo to Evenes (approx 1hr 30 mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights, we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Evenes to Sortland (Approx. 2hrs)

Sortland to Vesterålen Cabin (Approx. 50Minutes)

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