A group of people on board MS Symra in Lofoten

Deep Sea Lofoten Fishing Trip

Traditional fishing trip from Svolvær

Fishing in Lofoten is an important tradition with strong links to the Norwegian way of living. The jagged mountains and the unique nature create a dramatic scene for this fishing trip that takes place on board our authentic fishing cutter, MS Symra.

An experienced crew will teach you how to fish like a real fisherman, including how to gut the fish. Your hard earned catch is of course yours to take home.

Fishing in Lofoten varies greatly depending on the season, and during the traditional Lofoten fishing season, which lasts from late February to April, we focus on catching the Skrei cod.During the summer season, you can catch pollock, haddock, mackerel and coastal cod among others.

Our fishing tour includes deep-sea fishing using traditional hand-cranked reels on board an authentic fishing vessel. MS Symra is what you envision when you think of a traditional fishing boat, and it actually celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017. It’s a comfortable boat designed specifically for Lofoten fishing. It’s a heritage-protected vessel, certified to carry 38 passengers.

We set sail from Svolvær, passing by the iconic Fisherman’s Wife statue, and head to the fishing grounds that our experienced crew knows can yield a good catch based on the season and time of year. During the trip, our crew will provide you with excellent guidance, sharing stories and insights about Lofoten fishing alongside the actual fishing experience.

There are 10 fishing spots on board, so our guests should be prepared to share their fishing spot with other anglers on this trip. However, no worries – you’re likely to be satisfied with your catch before we head back to the harbor.

It’s not guaranteed that you will catch fish, but the crew on board MS Symra will do their best to find good fishing spots. The boat trip itself is a truly special experience for anyone fond of nature and photography.

No trips at the Lofoten Sea are ever the same!


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