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Join us for a traditional fishing trip looking for Barents cod. The 100-year-old fishing vessel MV Symra, takes you from Svolvær to the rich fishing grounds off the coast of Lofoten.

Once aboard the crew will introduce you to the fishing tools and equipment featured on board. You will also learn to gut the fish. Everything you catch is of course yours to take home. 

The seasonale fishery (in Norwegian: Lofotfiske) has deep roots in Norway. The season spans from February to April, and attracts fishing boats from the whole country.   

The excitement on the fishing grounds and the immense joy of catching fish makes this a winter adventure of a lifetime. 

No prior experience is required.

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Woman kissing arctic cod
Authentic fishing boat on the fishing banks of the coast of Lofoten
Child feeding a hungry sea gull in Svolvær
Authentic fishing boat on the fishing banks of the coast of Lofoten
Captain Albertsen on his 100 year old boat MV Symra
Arctic cod on the hook
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Important on this trip

Age Limit

Participants on this tour must be at least 8 years old.

Meeting Point

Make sure to meet 30 minutes before departure to get suited up at XXLofoten's Activity Center at Joh. E. Paulsens gt. 9 in Svolvær.

Included Equipment

  • Professional fishing equipment
  • Safety suit that makes you float
  • Waterproof work clothes


Coffee is served on board the fishing boat. You may want to pack a bottle of water and some light snacks.


You will get a flotation suite and waterproof work clothes. Remember warm clothing. It is key to wear shoes with good soles. Shoes can be rented for NOK 75 if necessary

Experienced Crew

The experienced crew is there to assist you every step of the way showing you how to fish and fillet.