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Torsvåg Sea Fishing Norway Halibut Capital Of Norway

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Tour Code NOR042

Torsvåg Havfiske Lodge

Welcome to Torsvag Fishing Holiday, this stunning location in Norway offers sea anglers the best of both worlds. First, its location is minutes away from the fish-filled open ocean, where you will find some excellent banks that rise from the sea bed offering the perfect grounds to target Halibut. Second, this part of Norway is known worldwide for being the ‘Halibut Capital’, and it’s for a good reason as in the summer months, Halibut approaching maximum sizes are caught just off the coast.

The other advantage of your Torsvag Fishing Holiday is the many fjords that offer sheltered fishing and are home to some genuinely giant Cod and hard fighting Coalfish. Once you team the outstanding fishing with some excellent boats, you will soon find yourself in an anglers paradise, known as Torsvåg.

Torsvåg is a short 1-hour drive from Tromsø meaning no long transfers, once you have landed it takes no time at all to arrive at your lodge. Located on the idyllic and very scenic Island of Vannøy with almost no light pollution there are some great spots to look out for the Northern Lights at certain times of the year.

Why Should You choose Torsvåg?

Torsvåg has for many years been home to many delightful and successful fishing holidays. Anglers from across Europe and sometimes even further have visited this stunning part of Norway, all searching for their dream catch. Torsvag Fishing Holiday isn’t just known for its Halibut fishing; each year, they get an excellent run of the Skrei Cod, which reach sizes of nearly 100lb. Then you have the sheltered fjord fishing for Coalfish, Plaice and other smaller species.

If the above wasn’t enough, why not choose between all the different accommodation options, from fully furnished eight-person cabins to the more popular four-person standard cabins. All accommodation can be found a very short walk away from the jetty that houses 20 stylish and roomy Arvor self-drive boats, perfect for most water conditions and great for groups of up to 4 people.

What fish will I catch?

The north sea is home to some fantastic sport and will keep the keenest anglers busy. When you hear people talking about their fishing experiences in Norway, it’s generally met with big smiles and fish that get bigger every time they are spoken of. Let us tell you that most of the stories you have heard are true, and this is your turn to add to these stories with an action-packed Torsvag Fishing Holiday.

The main species on offer at Torsvåg will be the Halibut and Cod. Both species have a massive following, and people flock to this part of Norway each year. Torsvåg was the home to the world record Halibut at one point a colossal specimen of 194KG or just over 420lb. Early season Cod fishing is out of this world and tends to be at its peak between March and April, and catches of fish approaching 100lb is not uncommon.

Summer months offer the super hard fighting Coalfish in huge shoals; these are found either inside the fjord or out in the open ocean on steep plateaus that hold baitfish. Once you start exploring the fjords, you will find some great little sheltered bays home to some fantastic Plaice fishing mixed in with some plate-sized Dabs.

Self Drive Fishing Boats

On your Torsvag Fishing Holiday, there are 20 Arvor boats all kitted out with 100 HP Turbo Diesel Volkswagen motors and are perfect for groups of 4 people. The boats come jam-packed with features that will leave you not wanting for more. Here are some of the features of the boat;

Boat Features:

  • LOWRANCE Fishfinder w/color
  • LOWRANCE Chartplotter w/color
  • 100 HP Turbo Diesel Volkswagen motor
  • Cabin with heater
  • Rodholders
  • Fish boxes
  • Fishlanding hook

Safety Equipment:

  • Life vests
  • Compass
  • Anchor
  • Printed sea map
  • First aid box
  • Handheld fire extinguisher
  • Emergency flares


On your Torsvag Fishing Holiday, there are several types of accomodation, such as eight fully furnished apartments located directly next to our fishing camp with boat rentals, four houses and the possibility of renting your very own lighthouse. It is also possible to stay on a full board basis, but this must be pre-booked before you arrive. They have a great selection of fresh food cooked by their chef.

Standard Apartments

Each apartment is perfect for four people and has direct access to the marina where the Arvor boats are moored. Each apartment has two bedrooms with two single beds in each room. There is a spacious living area with a large sofa and a satellite TV. You will find the standard appliances from a cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and complete tableware in the kitchen. Each apartment has it’s own private, fully equipped bathrooms with a walk-in shower and toilet. The apartments also benefit from wireless internet.

Around Torsvåg Havfiske centre, there is a shared gas barbecue and grill hut, which is a great place to socialise with your group or the perfect place to meet new people from around the world and swap fishing stories.

Sonja & Trine are some of the best hosts you are likely to stay with, and nothing is too much for them. They fully understand that everyone’s needs are different and will always try their hardest to accommodate requests for food offered. If they can do it, then they will.

If you have a request for a larger cabin or would like to have single rooms, please contact us for an up to date price and availability.

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Tailor-made Holidays

Although the fishing days are fixed, the below itinerary is still flexible should you require additional free days to explore either 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 Any international Airport (See Details)

Arrive Oslo Depart Oslo

Arrive Tromsø

Once you have picked up your luggage and cleared customs, you will make your way outside of the terminal, where there will be a representative from Torsvåg Havfiske waiting to transfer you to the ferry terminal in Hansnes. (transfer approx. 1 hour 30 mins)

From Hansnes you will take the ferry to Vannøya Island where Torsvåg is located. On arrival, you will be met by another representative that will transfer you to the camp.

When you have arrived at the cabins, you will be shown to your accommodation for the week. It is then time to unpack and ready yourselves for the following days of fishing.

Later in the day, you will be shown to your boat for the week. First, they will run through the boat controls and show you how to use the fish finder and chart plotters. Once you are happy with the controls, they will then leave you to it.

Overnight Accommodation: Torsvåg Standard Apartments (Twin rooms) S/C.


The great thing with Norway is that it doesn’t get dark at certain times of the year, so you can fish till you drop. Torsvåg, located on the outer side of Vannøy Islands, offers you the best of both worlds, with open ocean fishing minutes away or why not stay local and fish the fjords that provide some excellent sheltered fishing. The Arvor boats you will be fishing from are very comfortable fishing platforms and the added benefit of being able to get out of the elements is a great bonus.

Overnight Accommodation: Torsvåg Standard Apartments (Twin rooms) S/C


The area around Torsvåg is famous for producing colossal Halibut. Torsvåg held the world record Halibut at one point. A fish of 194KG or 420lb. The area that surrounds this beautiful part of Norway is perfect for holding numbers of large Halibut. However, it’s not just the Halibut that draws anglers; Cod fishing is something else, with regular fish topping the 50lb mark in the summer.

Overnight Accommodation: Torsvåg Standard Apartments (Twin rooms) S/C

DAY 8:

You will check out of your cabin in the morning and then be transferred back to the ferry terminal.

On arrival in Hansnes, you will be taken back to Tromsø airport for your return flights.

Depart Tromsø

Arrive Oslo Depart Oslo

Arrive Home

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The season runs from March to October.


Season: April to October
Peak: June to September
Weight: 10lb to 500lb
Average Weight: 55lb


Season: March to October
Peak: March & April
Weight: 5lb to 90lb
Average Weight: 25lb


Season: May to October
Peak: June to September
Weight: 5lb to 50lb
Average Weight: 20lb


Season: May to October
Peak: August & September
Weight: 1lb to 8lb
Average Weight: 3lb


Season: April to October
Peak: April to October
Weight: 4lb to 25lb
Average Weight: 8lb

Package Details

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  • All international flights (Based on London departure)
  • Transfers to and from Torsvåg to Tromsø
  • 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
  • Bed linen, towels and final cabin cleaning


  • Fuel for boat
  • Fishing tackle
  • Ferry tickets
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • All meals
  • Final boat cleaning
  • Powerboat licence (See price notes)

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)
  • Survival suits

Price Supplements

If your group size is smaller than four people please contact a member of the Sportquest team. We have various sized cabins to accommodate all sized groups.

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01/07/2024 31/07/2024 8 £1,736 Enquire Now
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01/09/2024 30/09/2024 8 £1,736 Enquire Now
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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 surcharges.

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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We've been lucky enough to fish in Norway a few times but had never visited Torsvag. It was a thoroughly enjoyable week with plenty of fish. On most days we fished for Cod but did switch it up to target the Halibut too, we lost count of the number of Cod we caught, but we landed 6 Halibut to around 60lb. Overall we were very happy and would visit again.

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This was our first time in Norway and certainly won't be our last - our week was excellent. It took us a while to find the fish, but once we did we caught a good mixture of Cod, Coalfish and even a Halibut. Finding your own marks and catching fish from them was very rewarding.

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We managed to get out and fish every day, and landed plenty of fish including many different species. The highlight of the week was without doubt Carls 60lb Halibut - despite not being a true giant by Norway's standards it was impressive to witness such a creature.

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