TIGHT LINES!Skoganvarre
Inland fishing

Inland fishing in the area


Skoganvarre and Finnmark county offer magnificent opportunities for inland fishing. On the mountain lakes it is easy to leave everyday worries behind and enjoy the beautiful sceneries of northern Norway. 


Lake trout and arctic char are the most sought after catches. Normally trout, arctic char and grayling are below 1 kg, but big specimens of each fish are caught on almost every trip. All the permits needed for inland fishing can be acquired at Skoganvarre. 


 Lake fishing in Skoganvarre


Even in June there are snowfalls on the mountain areas, and condition may vary from glorious sunshine to total mountain fog that makes navigating very difficult. We recommend hiring a guide for the first timers to the mountains. For experienced troopers we wish tight lines and enjoyable moments.

Services connected to inland fishing at Skoganvarre:

  • Guide services
  • Transport services to mountains and fishing sites.
  • Fishing permits
  • Boats and trolling


The most common species for inland fishing are:

  • Trout
  • Arctic char
  • Grayling
  • Pike
  • Perch

For fishing mostly small fly rods or ultra light equipment are used. On a beautiful summer day you may get lucky even by angling.

Good to know:

  • Brochure of inland fishing in Finnmark county is found here.
  • In some areas you need a lake specific fishing permit.
  • More information about inland fishing is found here.
  • Information about fishing licenses and prices.
  • Weather forecast for the next few days.
  • The weather on the mountains may change very quickly.
  • Be well prepared, and make sure that you have appropriate equipment and supplies.
  • Hire a guide if you are going to an area you are not familiar with.
  • Be aware of your whereabouts.
  • Take care that you have the emergency numbers saved to your mobile.
  • (Fire brigade 110, Polis 112, Ambulance 113).
  • In the mountainous area the mobiles function variably.


Trout fishing in Skoganvarre


More than 4000 lakes and new areas

There are about 4000 lakes in Porsanger area for the fishermen to explore. Inland fishermen are few compared to the multitude of places to go, so in most cases you can enjoy your own peace and quiet on the mountain lakes. Char, trout, grayling…

The military areas near Skoganvarre have recently been discontinued, and nowadays there is free access to the lakes near by. The areas have been closed for decades, and the fish population has been able to develop without human interference. The area offers great opportunities for all fishing.

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