Fishing on the Namdal coast
The more than 6,000 islands, rocks and skerries off the coast of Rørvik provide ideal conditions for recreational fishing. The listed fishing village Sør-Gjæslingan, to the south of Rørvik, was once the largest fishing community in Norway south of Lofoten. Jøa and Leka are the two largest islands along the Namdal coast, and both are easy to reach by ferry.
In 2009 Leka was named Norway’s geological national monument because of its unique geology. Namsos is the commercial centre of the Namdalen region. It is home to the Norwegian sawmill museum and Rock City – an adventure centre for the form of rock music that originated in Trøndelag. The famous salmon river Namsen flows into the Namsenfjord in Namsos.
Flatanger is the southernmost coastal municipality on the Namdal coast and can be reached by exiting road Fv17 – Kystriksveien – at Sjøåsen 40 km north of Steinkjer. The Utvorda fortress, which was built during World War II, faces the open ocean and boasts fantastic views of the Folla sea. The lighthouse Villa Fyr (2836) was Norway’s last coal-fired lighthouse and has been well preserved. Villa Fyr is accessible by boat, e.g. from Einvika Overnatting.
Namsos Rock City, which opened in 2011, is an adventure centre focused on Trønderrock, a form of rock music that originated in Trøndelag. Namsos was built on timber and sawmills and you can discover this part of the town’s history at the Norwegian sawmill museum (Norsk Sagbruksmuseum). The river Namsen flows into the fjord in Namsos. Further out in the Namsenfjord is the island Otterøya, which has a large population of roe deer. The Nord-Trøndelag county gallery is located in Namsos.
Kolvereid, Abelvær and Rørvik
The administrative centre of Kolvereid is Norway’s smallest town. The road Skrøvdalsveien between Høylandet and Geisnes, with its mountains, wilderness and deep fjords, is a wonderful natural experience. Abelvær is an idyllic little community out in the ocean in the municipality of Nærøy. Rørvik is located in the sound Nærøysundet, which is a busy shipping lane. Here you will find the coastal heritage centre Norveg. Every evening both the south and northbound Hurtigruten coastal liners call here. Why not go aboard for a visit?
Leka – Norway`s geological national monument
The island of Leka is Norway’s geological national monument. The serpentine coloured mountains on the island’s western side bring to mind landscapes from completely different parts of the world. The rock centre at Leka Motell & Camping is a good starting point for learning more about the island’s geology. Next to the ferry terminal is Bertneshaugan, Norway’s second-largest burial mound. You will find workshops selling high-quality ceramics both in Overhalla north of Namsos (road Fv17) and in Nærøy (road Fv769), and glass art in Namdalseid (road Fv17).
Fishing on the Namdal coast
Anglers will find rich pickings along the coast of Namdal, whether they prefer fishing from land or from a boat. You can catch arctic cod from February till April, when it migrates from the Barents Sea to Vikna. Arctic cod served with liver and roe is a local delicatessen, and Rørvik even has its own arctic cod festival in March every year.
In contrast to many other parts of the Trøndelag coastline, the Namdal coast has a vast archipelago, with thousands of islands. The islands provide shelter from harsh weather and strong winds when you are fishing from a boat, but if you prefer the open sea then the island of Leka is a good option. The area also offers good halibut fishing.
Sometimes it is tempting to try fishing in the open sea. In both Rørvik and Flatanger you can join larger boats which are licensed to carry tourists and whose skippers can guide you to the best fishing grounds.
Seter Brygge is situated in the north of the Fosen peninsula, in a converted fish warehouse. We offer accommodation in high-standard apartments with the open ocean as the nearest neighbour. The proximity to the ocean and the Svesfjord makes this an attractive resort for all fishing enthusiasts. Boat hire and opportunities for fishing trips in a larger boat. There is also good fishing from land.
The resort comprises 3 apartments and 6 new fisherman’s huts. Bed linen is included in the price and each unit has its own freezer. Self-catering accommodation.
Situated out in the open ocean in Flatanger, Hasvåg boasts coastal idyll with a wild and wonderful landscape. Traffic noise is unheard of and we know exactly what time it is when the coastal ferry Hurtigruta passes by. Just 5 minutes by boat to a plateau known for great fishing. 3 apartments (8+4+4 beds), 5 open boats, 17 foot/30 horsepower. Kitchen in each apartment and a common room, barbecues and garden furniture in a large garden. Suitable for groups of up to 16 people. Good facilities for shing both from land and boat. Floating jetty with fish-cleaning facilities.
Zanzibar Inn is located in Lauvsnes in Flatanger. Here you can go fishing in the fjord or the open ocean. The Folla ocean is our nearest neighbour. We offer 16 great fisherman’s huts sleeping 2–6 people, all with fully equipped kitchens, ready-made beds and towels. Moored at the floating jetty are Öien boats, 17.5 foot with 40 horsepower/echo sound/GPS, 1 Carat boat 740, 85 horsepower diesel and 1 Polarcircel, 100 horsepower.
In addition to accommodation, we also oer a restaurant, bar and conference facilities. The camp has filleting facilities, running water and a service house with hire/sale of fishing equipment, ice fishing rods, warm overalls etc. The service attendant speaks English and German.
Flatanger is renowned for its unique archipelago and ords with the open ocean just outside the door, so you are guaranteed great and varied fishing. The most common fish species are cod, pollack, ling, coalsh, halibut and mackerel. Welcome to a fishing adventure in Flatanger!
Accommodation in high-standard apartments/fisherman’s huts in Flatanger in Namdalen. Flatanger is just north the Fosen peninsula with the Folla ocean as its closest neighbour. Apartments (1–3 beds), kitchen with equipment, shower and toilet. Access to washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and barbecue area. Our ocean fishing boat Fjordskyss can take on fishing adventures on the Folla ocean or on sightseeing trips in Flatanger’s beautiful archipelago. We also have smaller boats for hire (25–40 horsepower). Conference facilities.
Aglen Camping is situated on the tip of Otterøya (RV767), 40 km from Namsos. Otterøya is connected to the mainland by bridge. The campsite has the open ocean as its closest neighbour and has great views of Folla. The opportunities for shing are very good and we hire out boats. You can also sh from the rocks along the shore. Admire the white-tailed eagle as it searches for fish and other prey.
You can rent a cottage (12–54 square metres) or pitch your motorhome, caravan or tent. The cottages are situated a couple of hundred metres from the seafront, and the largest units have panoramic views. All cottages have a cooker, fridge and kitchen equipment.
Rørvik Rorbuer offers 5 star accommodation and great fishing in the center of Rørvik. 8 apartments all with balcony and sea view. We also offer new and modern meeting rooms. Food can be ordered and we are fully licenced. Barbeque on the dock after trip to the island Sør-Gjæslingan is a great experience.
We offer modern boats. All boat comes with seats for better comfort. The boats has 40-50 hp engines and are well equipped with map plotter/echo sound.
Løvøen Gjestegård is located just outside the centre of Rørvik, on the north of the Trøndelag coastline. Here you can stay overnight in comfortable rooms or apartments. There are thousands of islands outside Rørvik and the area offers a great variaty of fishing. We offer boat rental as well as deep-freezer room and guttingroom. Each unit sleeps 2-6 people. We also offer meeting facilities and a cafè where you can buy breakfast.
Leka Motell og Camping
Family cottages. Motel. Apartments. Stone cottages. Large camp site (NAF and ADAC). Panoramic site for motorhomes.
Leka Steinsenter – a rock exhibition including a presentation of Leka, which is Norway’s geological national monument. Short distance to grocery shop, doctor, post office and bank, petrol station, police station and local authority adm.
Boats for hire, including map plotter and echo sound:
5 x Hardy Fisher, 15-40 hp, 12 x Hansvik Fisker, 40-50 hp
2 x Quicksilver Weekend 500 Pilothouse 60 hp
2 x Jeanneau Merry Fisher 6 Marlin 115 hp
3 x Arvor 215AS 100-115 hp*)
1 x Arvor 250AS 230 hp*)
*) Diesel. Tax-free diesel delivered to the boat.
Bogen lies between the Årsetord and Kjellafjord in Bindal, in the south of the county of Nordland. Both fjords have good fishing places. The Kjellafjord is close to the open ocean, where the Namdal coastline joins the Helgeland coast. We boast excellent and varied hiking terrain, and the Heilhornet peak 1,060 m. above sea level is worth a trip.
We have a house with four apartments, each sleeping five people. We also have a block with four apartments, each sleeping five people. Eight aluminium boats with 25–40 horsepower engines for hire. Short distance to fishcleaning facilities and boat jetty. Our guests have free usage of the barbecue area near the seafront.
N-7982 Bindalseidet – see map
Tel. +47 75 03 17 00 – +47 48 06 63 94
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