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Hosted Vesterålen Fishing Norway Norways Jurassic Park

Customer Rating 94%
Tour Code NOR027

Multi Species Fishing at Vesterålen

Our hosted boat fishing Norway trips to Vesterålen will give you the chance to catch monster Halibut, Cod, Ling and Coalfish with our expert fishing guides. Our fishing guides will offer you advice on where to fish and tactics to ensure you have the optimal opportunity to catch. On top of this, our host will be with you from start to finish to aid you with everything you need. Benefit from the years of fishing knowledge these guides and host have built up. Not confident of driving boats? Not sure what rigs to use? Then Sportquest Holidays hosted trips are an ideal holiday for you.

Each hosted week consists of eight people fishing from two boats with their own guide/host per boat. There is a Sportquest Holidays host and a Guide from Nordic Sea Angling, and they will be on hand to assist during the holiday. Learn from their vast amount of knowledge and pick up some handy tips that you can use on a future boat fishing Norway holiday. So, if you are travelling alone or in a small group, these fully hosted Sea fishing trips to Norway are ideal for you to join.

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Where is Vesterålen Located

Vesterålen in Norway, located on the Eidsfjorden, which is a long deep fjord with depths as deep as 200 metres, has many plateaus, peaks and structures that will hold big Cod and Coalfish all year round. The area has also been an excellent place for Redfish and huge Ling. There are some tremendous sandy plateaus close to the land on the sides of this fjord, which will offer fantastic Halibut fishing along with Plaice and Dabs on a boat fishing Norway Holiday.

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 are plentiful in this area. The fishing area stretches to Hovden, a lighthouse on the north-west side of Vesterålen about 25 nm away from the camp. It’s 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.

Hosted Fishing Trips

Sportquest Holidays always ensures that peak times are picked well in advance for the boat fishing Norway hosted trips, so we make sure that people stand the best chance of catching their dream fish. Early summer is the preferred timings for this hosted trip as it offers excellent fishing opportunities for the main species: Cod, Coalfish, Halibut and Ling.

The main fishing ground for the huge Cod and Ling knew locally as ‘Jurassic Park’ is around 1hr 30minutes from the cabins. Yes, it sounds far, but you will soon forget the drive as the fishing at this location is unreal even in the summer months, and a 50lb Cod is not uncommon. In this area, you will target the huge Ling, and once you have done battle with one of these monsters that range around the 30lb mark, you will want a rest.

The Halibut can also be caught in this area and can become enormous as they very rarely see any pressure whats so ever. The fishing methods for the Halibut can be using either trolled dead baits or jig fishing from the boats. Another massive bonus about boat fishing Norway in this area is that it’s not just open ocean fishing there are bays and fjords that have enormous potential for big fish. There are areas between sets of mountains that are fast, boiling water which is a massive magnet to Halibut, so if you don’t fancy fishing the open ocean, your host will recommend some alternative areas which are much calmer. The Plaice fishing is also very underrated, and around each corner, there are potential fishing areas of a sandy bottom with very little flow, perfect spots for some Plaice and Dab to be lurking.

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Guided Boat Fishing In Norway

The boats that you will be using are known for excellent handling and safety at sea. They are very sturdy even in rough conditions and deal with heavy seas. Your host/guide will be driving the boat for you, leaving you to fish and enjoy your time in Norway. The boats are 23.5ft Aironet aluminium boats and come fitted with 150hp Suzuki 4 Stroke engines, one of the most fuel-efficient engines money can buy. The boats’ electronics are also of high standard, with extensive displays on the fish finders and chart plotters. These boats are kept to a very high standard well maintained regularly. We also have a spare boat just in case of unforeseen breakdowns.

Fishing Guides in Norway

With this being a fully hosted boat fishing Norway trip, you will have a Sportquest host with you at all times, meaning you will have help with anything that you need. They will offer tips and tactics on how to land fish to taking photographs. Your host will be driving the boat and finding the fish for you; all you have to do is catch them. At this camp, two resident guides on-site, with one being at the camp during the day whilst the other is guiding the boats. These guides will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and offer advice on any of the fishing you may need.

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What's the weather like

We tend to prefer fishing around June and July on the boat fishing Norway trips at this location as it seems to offer good prospects for most of the species. In June and July, average temperatures are around 15 degrees and can sometimes reach 20 degrees. We still advise hiring a flotation suit as when you are motoring around, it can sometimes get a little cold.

Accommodation

Vesterålen resort is one of our finest locations in northern Norway, with the brand new cabins located right on the edge of a fish-filled fjord; one does not have to go far to find some fantastic fishing spots. The scenery just outside the cabins is breath-taking from the rear tree-lined mountains will surround you, and at the front of the properties, you will benefit from stunning views across the fjord to the open ocean.

Vesteralen Lodge Information

At this resort, four cabins are ranging in sizes to accommodate any size groups. We have the ‘Castle’ designed to accommodate larger groups for up to 8 people and is the perfect base for a group to enjoy relaxing social evenings whilst soaking up the Norwegian atmosphere. The ‘Castle’ benefits from a large open plan kitchen/living area with very modern amenities to make your self-catering holiday the best it can be. Lots of cupboard space, enough cutlery for up to 8 people, pots and pans, plates and bowls, a large fridge freezer, dishwasher and a large widescreen TV are all included inside the Castle to make your stay an enjoyable experience. 

There are four twin bedrooms with two single beds in each room, a large shower room with toilet and washbasin and a separate toilet room. All towels and bed linen supplied. The other cabins are also very carefully decorated and fitted out with very modern amenities and are more suited to smaller groups of four people. Each of the four-person places come with an open planned kitchen/living space with a large sofa and dining room table, and four chairs. You will find electric hobs with over the top extractor fans in modern kitchens, an oven and grill, lots of cupboard space, enough cutlery for four people, plates and bowls, pots, dishwasher and coffee maker. Each four-person cabin comes with a large widescreen TV and free Wi-Fi. All the cottages at Vesterålen have two floors with bedrooms upstairs and living space on the ground floor. You will have two twin bedrooms with single beds and one large shower room with a toilet and washbasin in the standard cabins. Each cabin provided towels for four people and bed linen.

Self Catering option

Your stay at Vesterålen will be on a self-catering basis, but we have ensured that each cabin is completely fitted out with enough utensils and cooking equipment to make your stay enjoyable and straight forward. The local supermarket is a short 7-8km drive from the cabins and fully stocked with the same as a supermarket at home. We provide every angler with the free use of the onsite car to make supermarket trips as easy as possible. Simply ask one of the onsite guides for the keys, and you are free to use the car whenever you need to. If you need any help on any recipes or what food you can cook whilst away, we have written a short blog with some helpful information which is helpful ‘what to Cook in Norway’

Around the cabins

You will find many amenities around this resort to make sure your stay is comfortable, from an undercover filleting room with lights, filleting boards, and enough space for anglers to prepare their catches. We also have a very well stocked tackle shop supplying everything you will need for your weeks fishing, from braid to hooks. They have everything you will need at UK prices, you can simply turn up here with no tackle and purchase everything you will need for the week plus it will not cost you any extra than buying it all from the UK and at least you will only buy items that are working.

Around the resort, you will get free access to Wi-Fi which is a great way to post your pictures so friends and family can experience your journey. There is also a large container where you will replenish your boat fuel from, simply ask the guides each day for however much fuel your boat needs, and they will issue you with 25ltr containers to carry down to your boat. There is a little trolley supplied to help you carry the fuel to the boats. The boat fuel that you use will need to pay for at the end of your stay. There is also a large walk-in freezer room with plenty of storage space if you take fish home with you; you can also purchase polystyrene fish boxes to carry your fish home.

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Itinerary

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Although the fishing days are fixed, the below itinerary is still flexible should you require additional free days to explore at the beginning or end of your holiday; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

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Arrive Evenes

Once you and your host have arrived at Evenes and collected your bags you will be transferred to Sortland, which will take 2 hours. When you have arrived at Sortland a representative from Nordic Sea Angling will be waiting to transfer you the rest of the way, which will take around 50 minutes. 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. Our host will then come round to each cabin and give you a little run down on tackle, setting up the tackle and answer any questions you may have.

Overnight accommodation: Vesterålen Cabin (Twin rooms) S/C

Days 2 to 4: Fishing Days.

Your host will be there to help you tie rigs, set up rods and also help with taking photographs. Each days fishing your host will check to see what everyone’s targets are and help you tick off your desired species. Our hosts have a vast knowledge of fishing in Norway and will be on hand to help you. As this is a really good mixed fishery, each day the target of fish will be chosen and new fishing areas discussed. If you have a preferred target please make sure your guide knows.

Overnight accommodation: Vesterålen Cabin (Twin rooms) S/C

Days 5 to 7: Fishing Days.

This hosted trip has been put together to help single anglers or small groups travel to these parts of the world. You will be fishing with like-minded anglers and is a great way of meeting other travellers in the same situation as yourself. At the end of each day, your host will visit each cabin to make sure that you are getting the most out of your holiday.

Overnight accommodation: Vesterålen Cabin (Twin rooms) S/C

Day 8:

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

Depart Evenes

Arrive Oslo Depart Oslo

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from April to September.

Halibut

Season: May to September
Peak: July
Weight: 15lb to 300lb
Average Weight: 60lb

Cod

Season: April to September
Peak: April
Weight: 5lb to 100lb
Average Weight: 25lb

Coalfish

Season: April to September
Peak: June
Weight: 5lb to 40lb
Average Weight: 15lb

Redfish

Season: April to September
Peak: August
Weight: 2lb to 18lb
Average Weight: 6lb

Ling

Season: April to September
Peak: June
Weight: 10lb to 45lb
Average Weight: 20lb

Wolfish

Season: April to September
Peak: July
Weight: 5lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 9lb

Plaice

Season: April to September
Peak: September
Weight: 1.5lb to 8lb
Average Weight: 3lb

Dab

Season: April to September
Peak: September
Weight: 0.5lb to 2lb
Average Weight: 1lb

Package Details

Prices from
£1,807
per person

Included

  • 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
  • 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

Excluded

  • Fuel for boat
  • Fishing tackle
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • All meals
  • Final boat cleaning

Optional extras

  • 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 £45 pr week

Price Supplements

As this is a hosted holiday there are no single angler supplements

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Dates, Prices & Availability

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.

Departing Returning Days Price Availability
08/06/2022 15/06/2022 8 £1,807 Sold Out
15/06/2022 22/06/2022 8 £1,807 Sold Out
22/06/2022 29/06/2022 8 £1,807 Enquire Now
Only 1 Space remaining Only 1 Space remaining
31/08/2022 07/09/2022 8 £1,807 Enquire Now
07/06/2023 14/06/2023 8 £1,957 Enquire Now
Great Mixed Species week Great Mixed Species week
14/06/2023 21/06/2023 8 £1,957 Enquire Now
21/06/2023 28/06/2023 8 £1,957 Enquire Now

Price Notes

Prices are per person and based on 2 people sharing a twin room and 4 anglers per guide/boat. (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.

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Reviews

Matthew

Great location with fantastic accommodation and 'away from it all' setting.
Good fishing grounds with some limitations in adverse weather - Huge potential in Calmer conditions for Halibut, Cod and Coalfish.

The guide Marcus is fantastic. Limited by being a one man operation on site.
Recommend Blackout blinds to improve lodges during 24 hour daylight.
Self catering welcome packs. Recommend a 'basket' of Bread, Eggs, Milk, Cheese etc.
Location/fishing grounds/guides. Please send in advance to allow initial planning for the trip. (Nordic do this)
As usual, Minor points as the overall package is very good.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Matt, thanks for your feedback all the tips are very helpful for future travellers.

Sounds like you guys had a great time and caught plenty of big fish.

We do have lots of maps with fishing marks for people who require them. Perhaps we will start to send them out with the paper work. I shall suggest a welcome pack as it is sometimes very helpful especially if your flight arrives late in the day and the shops are closed so that would be a great idea

All the best

Paul

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William

Our group enjoyed a very memorable trip with excellent accommodation and a great guide called Marcus who could not have been more helpful and actually joined us for a couple of evening meals.

He gave us great information and tips on where to fish.

Your own service has also been outstanding and we all agree that we will be returning to Norway with Sportquest at some point in the future.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi William

Thank you for the great feedback, it sounds like you had an amazing time in Vesteralen.

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Matt

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Ron

Hello Sportsquest, the highlights were the massive Halibut I caught with a little help from the guide. Those fish do hang on and was a real pleasure to see her swim back down. Please pass my thanks on to Paul and the Swedish guide. This was a first for me and I am sure next time there may be more of us, I was a bit of a guinea pig for our fishing club. Speak to you soon

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Clinton

Seeing a family of killer whales in the wild was awesome.

This was my sixth trip with Sportquest and this destination was by far the most scenic

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Clinton, So glad you got to experience those killer whales and it was great to fish with you once again. Vesterålen is a magical place with awesome scenery. I cant wait to get back there next year

All the best

Paul

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Luke

Fishing was unbelievable better than I hoped for!

Scenery Beautiful and our guide Marcus was really helpful and pleasant.

Accommodation was very clean and comfortable.

Could not fault the holiday.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Luke

Thank you for the great feedback

It sounds like you had a great time in Vesteralen I will chat to you soon

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Nick

Another fantastic trip with Sportquest. Highlights definitely were:

The location and scenery
seeing orcas in their natural environment
the company - great set of anglers
oh...and a new Halibut PB!

Only improvement suggestion would be to install wardrobes / cupboards in the lodge bedrooms - we were literally living out of a suitcase

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Nick, it was great to see you again and really pleased you managed your Halibut PB. It was an awesome fish. What about the statue, you forget to mention the statue!!

Anyway, hopefully will see you again soon

All the best

Paul

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Larry

What a week thank you and to get to see those whales just about put the cream on the cake. I can not believe how close the guides got us to the whales you could smell them!!!! An unforgettable experience

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Tim

Both myself and my Dad had a great time shame about the weather on a couple of the days but that's fishing. Could you dropbox me the pictures you took of that huge Ling? Thanks Paul for looking after both of us we will be back

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Ben

Little disappointed with how far the fishing grounds were, I suppose it would have been a bit quicker if the weather was better. All round a good holiday but that big Halibut alluded me again until next time. Thanks for all your help and especially Alice for being so understanding with my flight needs

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Patrick

What a great location. Stunning scenery excellent fishing and great boats. Thanks Paul for being so patient with me and teaching me some knots. Will be back next year for sure

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David

Although the fishing was very good the travelling to the fishing grounds I thought was to long 4.5 hours one day when the sea was rough. Seeing killer whales to me was the highlight. Sometimes I just want to go fishing on a holiday at a respectable hour and not get up early in the morning to catch big fish and long distances

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello David, Thank you for your feedback. Yes it was a tough weeks weather and those long distances would of been half the time if the sea was flat calm. But when we got out there the fishing was worth it with two Cod pushing 50lb and those ling made the journey worth it. Those Killer whales we saw were amazing and to have them so close to the boat was even more exciting.

All the best

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