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A woman in flotation suit fishing from a boat in Lofoten in nice weather.

Fishing trip from Svolvær

Hop on board on a traditional fishing boat from Svolvær in Lofoten and join an adventure you will remember!

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Try fishing from Svolvær in Lofoten

Join our fishing trip and catch your own fish! Along the way you will experience the Lofoten archipelago with steep mountains, islets and sheaves. ​We often see Sea-eagles, cormorants, and eiders. If you are lucky we might even see whales, porpoises, basking sharks, and seals.

Lofoten is known for its rich amounts of fish, and the chances of catching one are high! On our fishingtrips, we often get cod, pollock, haddock, and mackerel. Its also common to get herring, redfish, catfish, monkfish, and flounder. Sometimes we even catch halibut.

You will also hear many fascinating stories about Lofoten and the long history of the fishing industry here. Fishing has been the backbone of Lofoten for centuries and is still the basis of daily life of many locals. This is a scenic and interesting adventure for the whole family!

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Best time to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
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Dec

Meeting place: Sjømannsgata 5, 15 minutes prior to departure by 'Go2Lofoten'

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A person holding up a large cod on a fishing boat in Lofoten.

Authentic experience

When it comes to wind and weather, the conditions in Lofoten can be varied and change in an instant, so you will surely have an authentic fishing experience. Local fishermen must go out to the sea no matter the weather. The experienced crew knows these waters like the back of their hand, and will always be ready to help if you manage to catch a large cod and need to pull it out of the water. 

The fish you catch is yours to bring home. We can help you fillet it on board, so it is ready for you to cook when you are back on shore. 

Four people in life suits filleting fish on a fishing boat in Lofoten.

Fishing in Lofoten

The many fishing villages in Lofoten testifies the importance of fishing in the region. For centuries, life here has revolved around the sea and what it can provide. The sea is rich in fish no matter the season, but January to April is the high season. This is when the Arctic cod migrates from the north to spawn in the waters in the Vestfjord outside Lofoten and draws both Norwegian and international fishermen to the region to work on fishing boats. 

Male catching a fish from boat in Lofoten

Practical information:

Meeting place: Svolvær harbour by 'Go2Lofoten'
Meeting time: 15 minutes before departure
Starting time: 09:00 and 14:00
Duration: 4 hours
Parking: By Alsos Gården in Svolvær town centre, 5 min. walk

Equipment:

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes and hat

What is included:

  • Flotation suit
  • Fishing gear
  • Coffee on board

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