Fishing in Oslo: Things You Must Know

One of the main reasons why many tourists flock to Norway is, actually, fishing. Fishing in Oslo tends to be quite popular, even though Norway has many more fishing places to offer (such as Lofoten, for example). In this article, we will try to disclose the most important aspects of fishing in and around Oslo.

Fresh Water Fishing In Oslo

Thanks to the cold climate, Norway tends to be among the prime fishing places. Fresh water fishing is Oslo and other regions of the country appears to be an unforgettable experience. In the lakes around Oslo, you are able hook some pretty good species, including Arctic char, perch, pike, and brown trout. And that’s to say nothing about fishing salmon, which is a completely different story.

There are a couple of lakes within Oslo, as well as more than 500 ponds, rivers and lakes within the region of Oslo (Oslomarka). You can fish in these lakes only if you have received a permit. In order to get a permit, you need to apply for it to the Oslomarka’s Fishing Administration. Unfortunately, our company doesn’t assist in receiving those permits. Nor it offers the tours that include fresh water fishing.

The permit typically costs 550 to 750 NOK, but children and young people aged under 18 do not need a permit to fish in the fresh water around Oslo. However, even if you have obtained a permit, you are prohibited to fish in the following lakes:

  • Østmarka: Sør Elvåga, Nord Elvåga.
  • Lillomarka: Alnsjøen, Svartkulp, Kringla, Breisjøen,
  • Nordmarka: Maridalsvannet, Dausjøen, Skarselva, Skjærsjøen.
  • Sørkedalen: Kringla, Langlivannet.

Salt Water Fishing In Oslo

Sea fishing in osloSalt water fishing in Oslo is quite a good opportunity for you to enjoy this relaxing activity. You can fish in the Oslofjord right from a beach (on the Bygdøy peninsula, for example). The fjord abounds with fish, and you can hook various species even from the shore. In order to enjoy salt water fishing in Oslo, you don’t need any permit. Besides, you can fish all year round.

Oslo fishing tours from Nordiva Tours



On the other hand, you are much more likely to enjoy fishing with your friends or family if you rent a good motor boat. Our company offers organized sea fishing tours in Oslo and other regions of Norway, so you will be able to relish in this activity with pleasure. You can ask or get to know details about our fishing tours by contacting us. We will provide you with all necessary equipment in order to make your fishing tour the most comfortable. Depending on your order, we can also include the services of a professional cook aboard.

Things To Keep In Mind

When it comes to the process of fishing, the best way to enjoy it is fishing in the Oslofjord from a motor boat. Then, you are able to hook a huge variety of sea fish species. But there is also one thing that beginners should keep in mind.

Oslofjord is a place where you can hook all types of fish, including poisonous fish species or the species that may harm you in one way or another. That is why we recommend you to book fishing tours in Oslo only with a professional guide or cook aboard. This will ensure that you will face no troublesome accidents while enjoying your stay in Norway.

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