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Shore Fishing Lofoten Islands | North Norway

Overview

Tour code: NOR040

Boat fishing is not for everyone and with that in mind, we have worked hard to bring you something different. This exclusive shore fishing destination in Lofoten Island Norway will give you the opportunity to catch one of the many sizeable Halibut which frequent these waters well within casting distance. On top of this, you will be joined by an extremely experienced shore angling guide who will assist you with everything you need.

Set in stunning surroundings, you will be fishing from some outstanding marks that all have the possibility of producing some incredible fish at the times of the year we will be sending you out there to fish. With the airport being only a 10-minute drive away, once you have landed you will soon be in your luxurious cabin getting ready for the week ahead and whilst you are unpacking you can chuck a rod out of the decking and try for the many fish that inhabit this part of the fjord. The accommodation is also set for single rooms meaning that you will not be sharing a room whilst fishing here.

Location

You will be fishing the world-renowned Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway. This stunning set of Islands will take your breath away with its impressive mountains and waters. Being based in Nappstraumen you have the advantage of not only being in one of the Lofoten Islands most fish-rich areas but you will also only be 10 minutes away from the closest town. This means you will have access to many shops to pick up your provisions if you need them.

This area is visited by many tourists every year who flock to sample and photograph the awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds you at every turn. If nature interests you then you will be amazed by the prolific birdlife that inhabits the area with Sea eagles, Puffins and Gannets an extremely common sight when you are fishing. You may also get to come face to face with one of the many moose that inhabit this area.

Fishing

The shore fishing around the Lofoten Islands is going to be some of the best shore fishing you will experience. We have marks to suit all abilities including easy access jetty’s straight into deep water through to the more extreme rock fishing marks to test your skills on. All of these areas have the capability to produce fish with the main target species being the monster Halibut, massive Plaice and big Cod that inhabit these areas.

The chance of hooking into a lifetime fish from the shore is a huge possibility here with a 2-meter Halibut (250lbs +) being a feasible target. The majority of marks that we have found around the Lofoten Islands are clean ground which means you should keep tackle losses to a minimum. Other species that frequent these marks include Wolffish, Lumb, Coalfish, Haddock and some seriously big Dabs.

Guiding

You will be being guided by our shore fishing guide Ross Johnson. Ross is a very well-known angler from the UK with much big fish to his name and he has guided anglers to 200lb plus fish from the shore. Ross will be on hand to help you at every step of your fishing from driving you to the marks and advising on bait and rig selection to helping you land the fish and take photographs. He will work had to find you the fish ensuring that you get the most out of your shore fishing experience on the Lofoten Islands.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Shore Fishing Lofoten Islands holidays or any of our fishing vacations, please feel free to contact us on 01603 407596 and our experienced team will be happy to help with any queries you have. Are you looking to explore more of our fishing holidays? Make sure to view all our alternative Sea Fishing destinations in Norway and request a free brochure.

 

 

Accommodation
Nappstraumen Luxury Cabins

The destination of Nappstraumen on the Lofoten Islands needs no introduction to the traveling sea angler. This destination is not only renowned for superb boat fishing for Halibut and Coalfish but as-well-as this there is some truly fantastic shore fishing to be had here with the chance to catch a monster halibut from the shore also a real possibility.

The Cabins

These fantastic cabins have been created with the sea angler in mind giving you the chance to stay in some of the most luxurious accommodation you will find for anglers in Norway. Surrounded by towering mountains and situated right on the edge of the fish-filled fjord these stunning cabins will make your stay at Nappstraumen all the more pleasurable. These luxurious cabins overlook the impressive Nappstraumen fjord.

Downstairs you will find a large shared bathroom with a hot shower, heated floors and a washing machine. The kitchen area has touch-sensitive hobs and fan assisted oven to cook on along with a microwave. These amenities also come with all the pots, pans, trays and cutlery, along with a dishwasher. The communal area in these cabins consists of a very comfortable corner sofa, a large dining table, and stools with a smart TV. Upstairs you will find 4 rooms all holding twin beds but set out for single sleeping arrangements. As the accommodation here is set out for single rooms you will have your own space when fishing here, no being kept up at night by your room partner snoring.

Whilst staying at the Nappstraumen cabins you will have a local guide on site who will be able to assist with any issues you have. The cabins are also a short drive from the local town (10 minutes) where you can do some shopping in the local shops, eat out at one of the local restaurants or even visit the local bowling alley for a couple of games if you wish.

To dry your clothes there is a large drying room opposite which is perfect for storing your wet clothes and drying them out after a long day on the water.

Each cabin has a large wooden balcony where you can relax and take in the stunning views of the fjord on which you are situated or you can even cast a rod and target the fish that swim in front of these cabins.

Food & Drink

These cabins are solely self-catering meaning that you will be cooking your food whilst enjoying your stay.

When you head to Norway we suggest you take a coolbox with you in which to take your food. Provisions we suggest to take with you include meals like porridge for breakfast along with main meals like steak, sausages, pasta, rice and sauces (we would advise taking these types of food with you as they are available in Norway but these are fairly expensive). You have a local supermarket within 10 minutes drive from the cabins which are where we would suggest you buy fresh goods such as bread, milk, and eggs.

As well as the local supermarket the garages in and around where you will be fishing sell hotdogs and burgers, now these are not cheap but after a long day on the shoreline, these go down a treat as a snack.

 

Rooms: Single Rooms
Internet: Free WiFi
Equipment Hire
Shop: On site tackle shop
Cards Accepted: Debit/Credit card
Freezer Room: Walk in freezer
Filleting Area: Fish cleaning areas
Species Information
Halibut
Season: February to November
Peak: Feb to March October to Nov
Weight: 20lb to 350lb
Average Weight: 20lb
Cod
Season: January to December
Peak: March to November
Weight: 5lb to 60lb
Average Weight: 10lb
Plaice
Season: February to November
Peak: March to November
Weight: 3lb to 12lb
Average Weight: 4lb
Wolf fish
Season: January to December
Peak: January to December
Weight: 4lb to 17lb
Average Weight: 6lb
Coal fish
Season: March to October
Peak: July to September
Weight: 4lb to 25lb
Average Weight: 9 lb
Lumb
Season: January to December
Peak: January to december
Weight: 3lb to 15lb
Average Weight: 6lb
Dab
Season: January to December
Peak: January to December
Weight: 1lb to 2.5lb
Average Weight: 1.5lb
Ling
Season: January to December
Peak: January to December
Weight: 5lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 8lb

Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as we have regular flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either more fishing days or free days, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive in Oslo.

Depart Oslo
Arrive, Bodo

Depart Bodo
Arrive Leknes.

On arrival, you will be met and transferred via our private minibus to the fishing camp (approx 10 mins).

Depending on the time of arrival you may have a chance to wet a line outside the apartments.

Overnight Accommodation: Nappstraumen Luxury Cabins (Single Rooms) S/C

Days 2 & 3: Fishing Days.

After breakfast you will be driven to the mark you will be fishing by your guide, he will chat with you about what you need to do to prepare for the day ahead and what species you want to target.

Once your fishing day is finished you will return to the cabins and prepare your evening meals. Then if you have discussed it with your guide you may be able to head out on a night fishing session.

Overnight Accommodation: Nappstraumen Luxury Cabins (Single Rooms) S/C

Day 4: Fishing Day

What will you target today, will you head off to one of the amazing rock marks that frequent these shores after Cod and Halibut?

Or will you head out to one of the clean sandy marks and try and hook into a dustbin lid of a Plaice that may well be in front of you.

Overnight Accommodation: Nappstraumen Luxury Cabins (Single Rooms) S/C

Days 5 & 6: Fishing Days

Depending on what species you wish to target you will be taken to whichever mark the guide feels will best suit your needs.

This is big Halibut territory so you could well be doing battle with a monster fish from the shore on one of these days.

If you wish to do a night session discuss this with your guide and he will arrange for you to fish the mark with the highest chance of fish dependant on winds and tides.

Overnight Accommodation: Nappstraumen Luxury Cabins (Single Rooms) S/C

Day 7: Fishing Day

As this is your last day discuss with your guide what species you really want to target, this could be a good day to head off on an all-out big Halibut hunt. These fish will be swimming in front of you on the marks it’s just a case of when hooked up will you be able to land that fish of a lifetime or will you end up defeated by a monster from the deeps?

Overnight Accommodation: Nappstraumen Luxury Cabins (Single Rooms) S/C

Day 8:

In the morning your group will be transferred back to Leknes airport for your return flights.

Depart Leknes
Arrive, Bodo.

Depart Bodo
Arrive Oslo

Depart Oslo
Arrive UK

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 Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
24/02/2020 02/03/2020 8 7 6 £1,285 On Request Sold Out N/A
02/03/2020 09/03/2020 8 7 6 £1,210 On Request Sold Out N/A
09/03/2020 16/03/2020 8 7 6 £1,360 On Request Enquire Now 2 Spaces
16/03/2020 23/03/2020 8 7 6 £1,343 On Request Sold Out N/A
23/03/2020 30/03/2020 8 7 6 £1,328 On Request Sold Out N/A
07/09/2020 14/09/2020 8 7 6 £1,295 On Request Sold Out N/A
14/09/2020 21/09/2020 8 7 6 £1,295 On Request Sold Out N/A
21/09/2020 28/09/2020 8 7 6 £1,330 On Request Sold Out N/A
28/09/2020 05/10/2020 8 7 6 £1,260 On Request Enquire Now Lure Only 5 spaces
05/10/2020 12/10/2020 8 7 6 £1,260 On Request Sold Out N/A
12/10/2020 19/10/2020 8 7 6 £1,260 On Request Sold Out N/A
19/10/2020 26/10/2020 8 7 6 £1,260 On Request Sold Out N/A
26/10/2020 02/11/2020 8 7 6 £1,260 On Request Sold Out N/A
02/11/2020 09/11/2020 8 7 6 £1,260 On Request Enquire Now 1 Space
09/11/2020 16/11/2020 8 7 6 £1,260 On Request Sold Out N/A
16/11/2020 23/11/2020 8 7 6 £1,260 On Request Sold Out N/A
23/11/2020 30/11/2020 8 7 6 £1,260 On Request Sold Out N/A
30/11/2020 07/12/2020 8 7 6 £1,260 On Request Sold Out N/A
22/02/2021 01/03/2021 8 7 6 £1,413 On Request Enquire Now 7 Spaces
01/03/2021 08/03/2021 8 7 6 £1,338 On Request Enquire Now 7 Spaces
08/03/2021 15/03/2021 8 7 6 £1,413 On Request Enquire Now 4 Spaces
15/03/2021 22/03/2021 8 7 6 £1,428 On Request Enquire Now 2 spaces
22/03/2021 29/03/2021 8 7 6 £1,413 On Request Sold Out 4 Spaces
06/09/2021 13/09/2021 8 7 6 £1,423 On Request Sold Out N/A
13/09/2021 20/09/2021 8 7 6 £1,423 On Request Sold Out N/A
20/09/2021 27/09/2021 8 7 6 £1,458 On Request Sold Out N/A
27/09/2021 04/10/2021 8 7 6 £1,388 On Request Enquire Now 6 Spaces
04/10/2021 11/10/2021 8 7 6 £1,388 On Request Enquire Now 7 Spaces
11/10/2021 18/10/2021 8 7 6 £1,388 On Request Enquire Now 7 Spaces
18/10/2021 25/10/2021 8 7 6 £1,388 On Request Enquire Now 4 Spaces
25/10/2021 01/11/2021 8 7 6 £1,388 On Request Enquire Now 7 Spaces
01/11/2021 08/11/2021 8 7 6 £1,388 On Request Enquire Now 7 Spaces
08/11/2021 15/11/2021 8 7 6 £1,388 On Request Sold Out N/A
15/11/2021 22/11/2021 8 7 6 £1,388 On Request Sold Out N/A
22/11/2021 29/11/2021 8 7 6 £1,388 On Request Sold Out N/A
29/11/2021 06/12/2021 8 7 6 £1,388 On Request Sold Out N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on single rooms and 1 Sportquest Holidays fishing guide per 7 people 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.

ATOL
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.

What's Included

  • All international flights (Based on London departure)
  • Transfers from Leknes airport to Nappstraumen Cabins
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6 days guided shore fishing
  • Transport to the fishing marks
  • All vehicle fuel
  • Freezer storage for your fish
  • Access to professional guide for guidance
  • 1x 23 kg bag
  • Bed linen, towels and final cabin cleaning
  • Fresh fish baits (including Bluey, herring & Mackerel)
  • Fishing Tripod
  • Fishing Seat box

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • All meals
  • All tackle
  • Rod tube
  • Extra bags

Options

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

  • Rod and Reel hire available £100 for the week. This includes two rods and two fixed spool reels loaded with line

  • Survival suits £40 pr week

Price Supplements

  • There are no supplements for single anglers

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.

Financial Security

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.

Tour Notes

Visa

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 hrs)

Oslo to Bodo (approx 2hrs)

Bodo to Leknes (approx 20 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 the 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 are dependent on the airline. We, therefore, recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airline’s 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

Leknes Airport to Nappstarumen Cabins approx 10 mins

Questions & Answers

Where is the camp?

Nappstraumen is found just 10 minutes outside of Leknes in the area of Napp. Surrounded by towering mountains one side and a stunning fjord on the other this really is a place that once visited will never be forgotten.

Where do they fish?

The shore marks on the Lofoten Islands range in ability, we have some very easy to access piers and jetty’s that offer up the chance of amazing fishing all the way up to some phenomenal deep rock marks that offer the chance for some really outstanding fishing in some exquisite scenery.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

Most of the marks on this Lofoten shore fishing holiday are under half an hour from the camp with the furthest being just an hour away, all these marks have the possibility to produce some great fishing to the angler visiting the Lofoten Islands.

What fish will I catch?

The shore fishing on Lofoten offers a huge variety of species. February and March are phenomenal months to try and target a very big Halibut from the shore as they come in close from the deep water, you will also find a wide variety of other species including big Cod and Plaice. Towards the end of the season from September to November, the Halibut fishing ramps up again as they come in close to feed on the baitfish that come inshore. Add to this the huge autumn Plaice that get caught here along with the Cod and other species you really have a recipe for some outstanding shore fishing.

How many fish will I catch?

When you are targeting big Halibut you are looking for that 1 specimen so big baits and sitting it out are the order of the day, you may get 1 run a day but when that fish is potentially a 200lb plus monster it makes the waiting all worthwhile. If you are targeting the other species such as Plaice and Cod the action can become incredible at various states of the tide with multiple catches of great sized fish bring a possibility.

How do they fish?

The shore fishing on the Lofoten Islands is primarily done with baits specifically tailored to the fish you are targeting. For the big Halibut, you will be fishing with large fish baits ledgered on the bottom. For the Cod and general species fishing you will be using smaller baits ledgered on the bottom. For the Plaice and Dab fishing, you will be using lighter tackle with smaller hooks and baits using rolling leads to search the area for the fish. If you wish you can always take spinning tackle out as well and try shad fishing from the shore, you may be surprised at what you pick up fishing in this style.

Do the guides speak English?

Your guide on this holiday is an English shore guide and the other guides you will meet in the camp also speak extremely good English.

Who is best suited to this destination?

The Lofoten Islands are a great destination for all as we have marks for all abilities and ages.

What skill level is required?

A basic understanding of fishing from the shore is needed on this holiday, the ability to cast at least 50 metres is needed too. These marks can all be fished comfortably with a good overhead thump.

How physically demanding is this trip?

The destination is suitable for all abilities but some of the more advanced rock marks can involve a walk to reach them over rocky terrain.

When is the best time to go?

This destination fishes well from February to April for the Halibut and Cod that come in close to the shore. When Autumn arrives in September to November the big Halibut move back inshore along with some massive Plaice. All throughout the year, you will be able to find many other species residing in these waters.

How will I get there?

The normal route is from the UK to Oslo then a second flight from Oslo to Bodo followed by a short flight (25 mins) to Leknes. This is where a representative from Sportquest Holidays will be waiting with a minibus to transfer you to the cabins which take around 10 minutes.

What is the accommodation like?

On the Lofoten Islands, you will be staying in the luxury Nappstraumen cabins. These are fantastic cabins that we would say are some of the best fishing accommodation you will find in Norway. You will have Twin rooms and 2 bathrooms to each cabin, the facilities within these cabins are extremely high quality with outstanding cooking facilities and a smart TV.

What is the food like?

As these are self-catering cabins you will be cooking for yourselves so it really is dependent on what you take with you as to what you eat. We recommend taking your own food as Norwegian food prices can work out to be expensive.

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

The camp on the Lofoten Islands currently does not provide shore fishing tackle, you will, however, have a seat box and a tripod to use for the week which will be issued to you once at the camp.

Is internet and phone signal available?

The phone signal and Wi-Fi is very good all around the camp and it is free for customers to use. Just ask a member of the staff for the password when you arrive.

Are there other activities available?

Once the snow clears you will have the opportunity to walk up one of the many surrounding mountains that surround the camp. If you venture into Leknes you can partake in some ten pin bowling at the nearby alley.

How much does it cost?

We offer the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view, all available weeks and prices click the ‘Dates & Prices’ tab above.
Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all your own travel we can book just the lodge and fishing for you. If you wish to book or have any questions please feel free to call our offices on 01603 407596.

Blogs

Reviews

melvyn

We missed our connecting flight because the 40 mins between flights simply to short to effect transfers. Allow two hours at least both inbound and outbound. People can enjoy duty free ect.
We got on another flight within an hour so sorted. The accommodation is first class as described however no washing machine as expected so glad took enough clothing. Views from lodge spectacular and northern lights to boot. As this is a new venture the Mark's was an unknown so when the Mark's fished in march blanked our very capable guide thought outside of the box and found new ones. Needless to say these all fished very very well and after a frustrating start a few good fish changed the mood and expectations. Everyone enjoyed PB.s with some huge plaice and Whiting plus double figure cod and halibuts.
What cant I say about your guide Ross, I spent a week at the university of shore fishing and I guess my grades would be showed improvement but can do better. His knowledge base is off the planet and couple this to an incredibly nice guy your trip is assured success.
I took vicki a non angler so with the storms of the first three days she spent time indoors catching up on her reading but a shopping trip into town she really enjoyed. However trips to the viking museum ect never materialised due to the amount of fishing we did.and zero transport. If some form of transport could be factored in for the non anglers to do things that would be a huge plus even a reliable taxi service. All in all my first shore trip to norway was incredible with a great group of fishoholics who never gave in.
Check list suggestions before you go.
1 check your clothing is water tight as discovering it's not when you start fishing isnt funny
2 field trial all your fishing gear on as many different Mark's as you can as some of us lost leads for a passion whereas ross only lost two.
3 take bait if you wish but fish baits provided outfished everything including fresh peeler which caught but not any better.
4 fishing in dark doesn't give you an edge like fishing at home enjoy your sleep and fish twilight to twilight.
5 listen to your guide most important point and you will catch fish you only dream of, Leave your british angling head at home and fish like a viking.

Will I do it again without a doubt, l enjoyed this challenge more than any boat trip and I can say halibut off the shore go like holy stink and the adrenaline rush spectacular.
I would just like to have a big once up to Ross who I rate as the best angler I have ever met and sportquest are very fortunate to employ such a high caliber guide.
Roll on October next year.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Melvyn

Thank you for the great feedback.

I am really glad you enjoyed the shore fishing on the Lofoten Islands, the first few days I know you had some truly awful weather but once this passed I know the fishing you had was very good indeed.

I will pass your comments on to Ross, we are very proud to have him working for us and his calibre as an angler is truly up there with the best.

Tight Lines

Matt

Mark

Perhaps it was just unfortunate but we had the first 3 worst days weather for fishing, fortunately Ross found us some sheltered marks.

No washing machine or tumble dryer provided. Yes the drying room is nice but lots of soaking wet clothes would have been nice to have been washed and dried. Luckily it was just 4 of us using the room so plenty of space.

Ross is an excellent guide and I would happily pay for his knowledge and assistance in future holidays. First time shore fishing for me, looking forward to next year. Perhaps dates need to be investigated for the bigger shore fish..

Loved the fact that we discovered some very good future marks, and Ross continuously looking and finding more after our departure.

Personally I do think 8 fisherman in those apartments/bedrooms would prove very cramped tho especially with rods, clothing etc.

1 shower between 8 could cause delays and arguments.. Lol..

Love to come back but different time of year for weather and daylight.. Its all well and good nighttime fishing from boats (easy) but great shore marks would prove difficult in darkness..

Thanks for great holiday. Would highly recommend.

Ps, stocking up a small box, with weights, rigs, terminal tackle for purchase would also be a great help.. (amazon UK prices tho.. Lol) Lots of tackle lost at marks proved annoying..

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Mark

There is a washing machine there but I would not recommend using its as it is there specifically for the flotation suits so it is not advisable to put your clothes in it.

Thank you for your feedback, Ross is an excellent guide as you have stated and we are very proud to have him working for Sportquest Holidays.

The apartments are set out for 4 people to an apartment when groups of more than 4 are out there then 2 apartments will be used so everybody has their own rooms. So there will only be 4 people using an apartments amenities on each week.

Hopefully we can get you out there next year earlier in the season!

Speak soon.

Matt

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