River fishing


World-class sea and freshwater fishing

Lake, River and Ice Fishing

Fish for Arctic char and trout in the lakes, or salmon in the rivers. Even in winter, ice fishing is a popular and rewarding pastime which can be combined with a snowmobile or skiing trip.

Sea Fishing

Nordkyn is home to some of the best ocean fishing spots in the world, and fishing has been the subsistence of the local population for thousands of years. The coast is especially rich in Atlantic codfish, pollock, haddock, flounder, halibut and king crab.

Fishing licences

You need a fishing permit for freshwater fishing unless you live in Finnmark. 

Pole- and hand-line fishing in the sea is free of charge for all and does not require a permit. Tourists are limited to using fishing poles or hand lines.

Note that it is not allowed to bring ocean catches out of the country unless you are fishing with a licensed operator. Read more about export quotas and regulations here.

Fishing tours

Nordic Safari offers fishing tours in the Barents sea, ice fishing and king crab fishing - which may be combined with a stay in fisherman's cottages!


Nye Peto AS (in Kjøllefjord) offers a range of outdoor clothing and fishing equipment.