This spectacular sea fishing Norway destination is exclusive to Sportquest Holidays. Our Sea Fishing Norway holiday packages include everything you need for an action-packed weeks fishing. There are two full-time fishing guides at Å on the Lofoten Islands that know the area like the back of their hands, and subject to availability, you will receive a day’s guided fishing free of charge.
On top of this, there is a fully stocked tackle shop on site that regularly receives the new stock, so you can turn up with no tackle and purchase everything you need for a full weeks fishing at excellent prices. They also have a vast array of hire equipment, including rods and reels for Halibut and Cod fishing and lighter rods and reels for Plaice or bait fishing. We are known worldwide for sea fishing Norway holidays, and spaces fill up fast years in advance. Don’t miss out and secure your place today.
Once you team up the best boats and the best location in northern Norway, you will soon find yourself in a sea fishermen’s little piece of paradise. If this weren’t enough, onsite, you will find a lovely restaurant and bar serving freshly made meals from breakfast right through to dinner and will even pack you a lunch up to take out fishing.
The fantastic destination called Å, located in a small village at the very end of the Lofoten Islands is now world-famous for producing the largest Halibut found in northern Norway. The fantastic sea fishing Norway destination is well-known Moskenesströmmen that happens nearby, one of the strongest maelstroms (where two tides collide). Here the difference between high and low tides vary by almost four meters, and the water can move at up to 6 knots.
One moment you can be fishing in flat calm waters, then when the tides start to collide, you are surrounded by boiling turbulent water. The Coalfish start to feed hard because all of the baitfish get spun around and disorientated, then the Coalfish can take full advantage of this and go on a mass feeding frenzy. You can either choose to surface fish for them or use shallow diving lures. This part of Norway has made a big name for itself with the outstanding Halibut and Coalfish fishing from June onwards. The start of the season is proving to be very good for the mighty Skrei Cod. Commercial boats have landed Skrei Cod well over the magical mark of 88lb. The Skrei Cod from the Barents Sea feed up in the nutrient-rich waters surrounding the Lofoten Islands. With the boats you will be using, it’s only a short trip out to excellent fishing grounds.
Many anglers sea fishing Norway on this part of the Lofoten Islands because the fishing grounds are right on your doorstep. The ‘Stream’ found a short 15-minute boat ride from the marina. So no time is lost in getting to the peak area of this location. Visit our YouTube channel to see what fishing Norway is all about.
On the way to the stream, you will also pass some pretty unique spots for Plaice fishing. Little coves and beaches frequent the shoreline, and some of these have never seen an angler. So they are always worth stopping off at as you never know what you will catch. The main draw to Å on the Lofoten Islands is the Halibut and Coalfish. Over the years, Å has produced more Halibut over 2 metres than any other destination in Norway.
Coalfish fishing is also a massive draw for many sports fishers. Fish averaging 20lb plus are average; a 40lb Coalfish is now a reality rather than a dream, with fishing techniques such as popper and lure fishing being the chosen way to attract the larger Coalfish. There is nothing better than seeing a huge black Coalfish leap out of the water with your lure hanging out of its mouth.
The Cod fishing grounds are a little further afield, and after short 40-minute boat steam, you will find yourself in deeper waters where the Cod like to feed. The area is known as the Northside of the Lofoten Islands, and the grounds here vary in depth from 60m – 150m, perfect depths for shoals of hungry Cod. In previous years, we have landed Cod to over 60lb in the summer months, but you should set a target of around 35lb in the summer months on average.
At Å, we have 10 of the best sea fishing Norway boats fully equipped from a Swedish company called Arronet. These boats carefully designed to be fast, stable in rough conditions and, of course, their reliability. They all come fitted with Suzuki 150hp 4 stroke engines for reliability, how fuel-efficient they are, and how excellent the service is from Suzuki.
At this destination, we also have a guided boat which will need to be booked well in advance, but if you do not fancy being on a guided boat, then you are more than welcome to follow the guide when they take other anglers out, which is a massive help on your first couple of days. The guides that work at Å are seasoned pro’s and know their waters very well. Their knowledge is invaluable and something that we would highly recommend you taking advantage of. They will keep the entire camp informed of the weather, where is fishing well and more importantly, how fish are getting caught.
All boats come with the most up to date Garmin fish finders, chart plotters and VHF radios. Each boat has the AIS system fitted, meaning that our guides at the cabins can constantly monitor where each boat is at any time during the fishing days. Safety in mind as if there is an issue, they will know precisely where each boat is. Each boat comes supplied with a tape measure, a flying gaff and tail rope, unhooking pliers, two gaffs and a small brush to keep your boat clean.
The sea fishing Norway guides on-site will meet you from the airports or ferry terminals and transfer you and your luggage to your cabin. They are then on hand 24 hours a day to ensure your fishing experience is the best it can be. They even give you a full day’s guided fishing free of charge (subject to availability), where they will take you to some of their hotspots and show you how to fish for Halibut, Coalfish and Plaice.
The guides all speak fluent English along with many other languages and will go out of their way to ensure your holiday runs smoothly. If you have any questions when you are away, the guides are the first port of call.
The fishing at Å is year-round, starting in March and runs through to the middle of October. There are peak times for certain species, such as March & April, prime time for the Skrei Cod. Then May & June sees the arrival of the Coalfish and Mackerel, and not far behind them, around the end of June, comes the colossal Halibut that follow the shoals of Mackerel around. The fishing is then fairly consistent from July to the end of September.
The Lofoten islands and sea fishing Norway is set amongst some of the finest scenery you will find in northern Norway. Surrounded by steep-sided mountains tipped with snow makes for the perfect Norwegian sea fishing holiday. Experience the Norwegian sea’s delights that surround the Lofoten Islands that is rich with wildlife from Killer Whales to Sea Eagles; you will truly experience what Norway has to offer.
At Å on the Lofoten Islands, we have ten cabins available while on your sea fishing Norway trip, ranging from 4 person cabins to the larger ones that will house eight guests. Each place comes complete with twin rooms consisting of single beds with sheets, pillows and a duvet. The Kitchens are well-appointed with an electric stove with electric rings, a small fridge for essentials, pots, and pans, cutlery for the number of guests staying, glasses, small coffee cups for hot drinks and plates.
Each cabin will come with a private bathroom with a free-standing shower cubicle, a toilet, and a washbasin. There is storage in the bathroom for your wash bags, and we will supply you with towels and a hand flannel. If you need more linen during your stay, please ask at the reception in the hotel. In each cabin, an open plan living area joined on to the kitchen, ample social space for talking fishy stories.
A table will seat the number of guests staying in the cabin and a sofa area with a coffee table, which is the perfect place to organise all your fishing tackle. The houses at Å are listed buildings, so they have remained unchanged for many years. They used to belong to the fishing community many years ago and have been deliberately kept like this as it adds charm and a real feel of the Norwegian experience.
There are no TVs in any of the cabins as this would spoil the history of them and are basic Norwegian cabins, so if you are looking for five* accommodation, this is not for you. These are the perfect base for anglers looking to be in the best location to take advantage of the excellent fishing surrounding this part of Norway.
These cabins are solely self-catering, meaning that you will be either cooking your food our using the onsite restaurant whilst enjoying your stay. You have a local supermarket within a short walk from the cabins, suggesting you buy fresh goods such as bread, milk, and eggs. A short 5 minute drive to the next village and you will find a large supermarket for all your main provisions
For those who prefer not to cook, there is an onsite restaurant and both locations that seat around 70 people and is open seven days a week during the summer months. During spring and autumn, the hours are decreased and ask a member of the Sportquest Holidays team for the updated times.
The restaurant offers a full board option when you are staying in the cabins, consisting of; Breakfast – continental style breakfast buffet. Lunch – is a variety of local dishes made and sourced from local products. Dinner – there is an extensive menu to choose from and rangers from locally sourced dishes to more worldwide dishes.
The bar onsite is the perfect place to catch up on your sports as they have a big widescreen TV showing many different sports. At the bar, you will find snacks, beer, wine, and many tops shelve spirits. You can also buy fresh cakes, ice creams and small drinks which you can take away.
You will find an ancient bakery producing bread and fresh cakes around the resort for well over 100 years. This lovely little building is like stepping back in time; however, the bread and cakes for sale are unique, and we highly recommend a visit there at least once during your stay.
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.
Depart Any international Airport (See Details)
Depart Oslo, Arrive Bodø
Once you have picked up your luggage and cleared customs, you will make your way outside of the terminal and take either a bus or book a taxi to the ferry terminal (Taxi or bus not included). This takes 5 minutes.
Once you have arrived at the ferry ramp there will be an official person from the ferry walking around with a ticket machine and card machine. This is where you will purchase your ferry ticket. Please note, the ticket is not included and is roughly £25 per person single way ticket. The ferry crossing is around 3 hours long. On arrival at Moskenes, you will be met and transferred to the fishing camp. This will take about 5 minutes and then you will be shown to your cabin and then the guides will arrange a time to give you your holiday briefing.
Overnight Accommodation: Norwegian Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C.
As you have your own boat there is no time limit to how much or how little you wish to fish and even at certain times of the year, it remains daylight for 24hrs. Our guides will make sure you are fishing in the right areas for your chosen species. It is also possible (subject to availability) that the guides will come aboard your boat and show you around, taking you to some of their hotspots. This is a free service and is a great help if it’s your first time.
Overnight Accommodation: Norwegian Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C.
The area around Lofoten is famous for its flatfish species, so with this in mind why not have a break from the hard fighting species of Norway and try targeting the Plaice that surround this part of Norway. Simply find a nice quiet bay with a sandy bottom and fish away. The other main attraction to this part of the Lofoten islands is the Moskenesströmmen which is where two tides collide and attract lots of very large Coalfish which can be caught off the surface or just below, awesome sport and great fun.
Overnight Accommodation: Norwegian Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C
In the morning you will check out of your cabin and then be transferred back to Moskenes ferry terminal for your crossing back to Bodø. Once you arrive at Bodø you will then either need to take a public bus or call a taxi to transfer you to the airport (Taxi or bus not included) The transfer is around 5 minutes
Depart Bodø, Arrive Oslo
Average Customer Satisfaction Score 89%
"Paul & Mel, thanks for organising this for us it was really a trip of a lifetime. As you know we saved very hard for this and you made it run so well. Sebastian the guide worked hard for us making sure we caught as many different species. Thanks and we will sort some pictures out for you to do a blog All our best"
"Fantastic holiday from start to finish. 3 flights out and back with no problems at all. Lofoten such a magical place the fishing is just a bonus. First days fishing we saw killer Whales which came within 20 feet of our boat a real pleasure and fantastic pictures"
"Hello Paul, thanks for setting up this trip for our sea fishing group. Having to organise 12 people must of been a night mare for you. Every body commented on how well the trip ran with all transfers on time and guides to meet us at the camp. Only negative thing would be when you have a booking of 3 cabins is to try and get all three together as two of the cabins were next to each other but the other one was right the other side of the resort. Fishing was brilliant and we all managed some huge fish and a huge to Sebastian for pointing us in the right direction. We will be in touch for our next years trip"
The season runs from March to September.
Season: May to September
Peak: June to September
Weight: 20lb to 450lb
Average Weight: 80lb
Season: April to September
Peak: April to June
Weight: 10lb to 80lb
Average Weight: 25lb
Season: May to September
Peak: June to September
Weight: 5lb to 48lb
Average Weight: 20lb
Season: May to September
Peak: July to September
Weight: 1lb to 8lb
Average Weight: 4lb
Season: April to September
Weight: 5lb to 30lb
Average Weight: 9lb
If your group size is smaller than the standard 4 persons then please contact a member of the Sportquest Holidays team who will be more than happy to help
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.
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.
Note: If you are born after 1980, a motorboat certificate is required by Norwegian Law to operate the boat. Please contact a member of the Sportquest holidays team for further information
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