Lofoten is renowned for the Lofoten Fishery and the Norwegian Arctic cod, but it is so much more to those who love fishing. Here you will find excellent scope for fishing a number of different species, both at sea and in the mountains.

There are plenty of adventure providers in Lofoten that arrange organised deep-sea fishing trips on both big and small boats. The boats are equipped with all the fishing tackle you will need for the trip.

If you would prefer to go out to sea on your own, a number of the overnight accommodations rent out boats of various shapes and sizes. Boat rental companies also normally rent out safety gear and fishing tackle.

If you want to go fly-fishing, or fish with worms or lures in lakes and rivers, Lofoten has a lot to offer. The most common freshwater species in Lofoten are trout and char, but salmon can also be caught in some of the rivers. 

Be kind to check out if you need a fishing license.

Lofoten also offers plenty of scopes for fishing from the rocks and from the many bridges that link the islands together. In the winter, you may even catch a SKREI, which is the arctic cod that migrates to Lofoten each winter (february-march) to spawn.

Fishing is also an exciting activity for children. Size doesn´t matter, even the smallest catch can give the memory of a lifetime. At many of the accommodations, you can even see fish that swim right below them along the quayside.

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