Where there is a fjord there is also a river. In western Norway there are many rivers which is famous for its Salmon Fishing.


The rivers in the fjords are also surrounded by beautiful and wild nature. Here you will kill two birds with one stone, you will have both a great nature- and fishing experience.


Season and Safety

Many of the activities and attractions mentioned on this website are open only in summer and are closed in winter. This also applies to many of the roads and accommodations mentioned. Season and opening time will vary. It depends on where it is and what activity, attraction, road and accommodation it is, it usually opens in the summer and closes in the autumn, depending on i.a. the amount of snow and the risk of avalanches in the area. Hikes mentioned in this website have different seasons. See links to the various hikes to read more about the hikes and season.

Important information about roads in Western Norway: Many roads in western Norway are prone to landslides and avalanches, especially in rainy and snowy weather. Winter tires are required in winter. Read more about Tyre Requirements in Norway...

It is important to take precautions for weather and driving conditions, on roads and trails, both when driving and in general when one is out in nature in Norway and Western Norway. It is recommended to use guide on the tours described on this website. Use the information you find on this website at your own risk and responsibility. Read more about season, important safety information and your own responsibility…

Atlantic Salmon Fishing in Western Norway

In Norway, salmon fishing in the rivers has been important to people since the dawn of time. At the end of the 19th century, the salmon rivers also became an important source of secondary income for those who owned the rivers. That was when the English tourists discovered Norway, and the Salmon Lords became a well-known phenomenon. It was people from the English upper classes that travelled to Norway and the fjords to fish for Atlantic Salmons in the rivers.

Elveguiden (The River Guide)

Today, salmon fishing is a cherished hobby for many. And now, most of the rivers in Norway are gathered in a common web portal; Elveguiden.

For the salmon fisher, Elveguiden is a great website and app for buying a fishing license and for reporting the catch. An easy and complete solution with information and overview for the fisher.

In Norway, the salmon fishing season in the rivers usually lasts from 1 June to 31 August.

FJORDS – Accommodation in Western Norway

Great Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Bath and Spa Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Fjords Living – Special Accommodation in the Fjords of Norway

FJORDS – Useful Links

Go Fjords – Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Visit Norway – Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway – Official page for Fjord Norway

Elveguiden – Rivers in Norway – Map Overview

Map of rivers in Norway where you can buy Fishing Licenses via Elveguiden