Far up in the north to Scandinavia, deep into the Norwegian Sognefjord, and between the steep mountains in Balestrand, there is a boat. It runs wild and free like the Mustang, with a heart so bold that it can heal a restless soul! My father watched us one day, me and this boat. We were playing around in the strong gust of the east wind. Dancing and riding around on the big waves. It's strength and courage symbolize our cheerful and good pioneering spirit in the bay that I grew up in, and which is called "Balevika". Our fjord experiences and stories are in memory of our fathers and mothers - Who know a winner when they see it!
It is always exciting to plan a Norwegian holiday trip. But don’t let that drive you nuts! Our expertise and genuine solution here at Balestrand will help you. We make sure that the planning and implementation of your next family fishing adventure trip by boat is fast, fun and hassle-free.
There’s hardly a better way to explore the fjords, catch some fish, and learn about nature. Meet the Norway treasure with Balestrand Fjord Angling! Captain Thor is a 4rd generation of fishermen in this area and you won’t find a better guide than him. Each spot in the area has played a part in his life and has a story to be told.
While heading to your fishing spot, you’ll pass the Balestrand’s famous red dragon houses, see the beautiful Esefjord and Norwegian farms, and maybe spot the local wildlife, such as sea eagles, bears, wolves, foxes, otters, and more.
You’ll be fishing on an 18’ Øyen 620F that accommodates up to 6 guests. The boat is powered by a 60 HP Honda engine and features navigational electronics and safety gear. There’s enough space for all anglers to fish in comfort but one spot stands out - you can sit on the boat’s bow and embrace the surroundings. Fresh air, high mountains, mirror-like water.
Lots of fish species to catch around here, such as Haddock, Cod, Salmon, Herring, Pollock, Flounder, and many more. Capt. Thor will show you how to use the equipment if you don’t have any fishing experience. You get to keep the catch if you want.
Your fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. Suits and boots are available for adult guests and children too, but get in touch to check the sizes. Pack some snacks and drinks, and don’t forget to dress warm clothes all year
Whether you want to relive some childhood memory or create a new one, a trip with Balestrand Fjord Angling is just what you need.
- For me, the fjord is everyday, for others the fjord is the adventure itself!
We the Norwegians, want something that works and without too much fuss. The real thing! Certainly something educational you can post at a company. If you meet a local hero with charisma and who offers himself, it is absolutely brilliant! It should, of course, be reasonably clean, neat, simple and safe, but still well outside the comfort zone. You have to feel the elements of nature and know that you are alive. Feel the sway rise in your body!
Experiences should build unity. Preferably too small and large. We like to fish. It’s always exciting to pull up fishing nets and fishing and stuff. Many of you guests have your own childhood memories. A little reminiscing is good. That is why YOU have landed on our website. You are looking for something memorable and feel the nostalgia.
IT sort of belongs to the Norwegian nature soul - “Matauk” (-to be self-sufficient) and purposeful adventure, we like this! Go on a trip and get food with the family! Berry picking and fishing, and dinner when we get home. Thermos, packed lunch, orange and “Kvikk Lunch” (-Norwegian tour chocolate)
It should be nice for everyone. But we will also grow on the experience. We also like experience. Character construction. Self-development is good. Preferably for the whole family or group of friends.
Some travel solo and will therefore invest in themselves. You like your own personal instructor. It’s all right to travel alone! Then fishing trips are always a nice setting around it all. You feel included and safe when you challenged yourself to embark on a fjord adventure! The conversation and the arrangement are easier. Stories and narratives lie in our DNA, and are always interesting and instructive to be explored through new aspects of oneself. After all, life has shaped us to who we are right now. That is why we travel, to experience and create new content in life.
Norwegians like the national feeling! We like to be the best! We like nostalgia and belonging. The genuine and a bit like “VIKINGS” and “Espen Askeladden and the good helpers” (- Norwegian fairy tale character who can be compared to Kristoff in Frozen). You get a lot of this with us with the boat called Balestrand Fjord Angling or “Balestrand Fjord Fishing” in good Norwegian. The boat is open and takes up to 6 people. We only provide private tours. The boat is stable, unique and best for just this purpose in the small and historically famous tourist village called Balestrand. This was the playground of Emperor Wilhelm II and his famous luxury yacht
Captain Thor has fjord experiences in his genes. He is from Balestrand. His family is from Balestrand. His story is from Balestrand, and you as a guest get a clear understanding of this, with everything you experience in the boat. Thor knows his stuff - 30 years as a maritime instructor. His first tourist group in net pulling was on the neighboring pier when he was 10 years old. The first paying guest with his own wooden boat was fishing for herring with the teacher in Esefjorden when he was 12 years old. Since then, it has gone hand in hand with over 30,000 Norwegian school students and thousands of fantastic teachers and guests, all of whom, in their own way, have shaped and formed the Captain Thor character. Genuine is the word.
There is nothing special about producing quality. The original fjord experiences with Thor have the fine balance with fishing instincts, childhood memories, storytelling and out on adventures. That is exactly what we deliver. This is exactly what our guests are looking for. This is exactly what they want! Are you ready?
The original Fjord experience with Balestrand Fjord Angling is therefore uniquely put together and developed together with our guests. Good communication is both art and the right timing, as well as being able to read the moment and the person
We are still learning. We are being shaped all the time. That’s why our guests like Balestrand Fjord Angling. People come to experience this boat from all over the world. And rightly so. Our experiences slowly reveal your own and the fjord’s secrets.
We travel back-country into #fjærlandsfjorden, and along the rocks there, and along the homeowners’ oars from a bygone era. As a child, Thor did just that. Rowed the rowboat alone in the Esefjord with his sister on the backseat to visit his friends on the other side of the fjord to a place called “Bakken”. Or gone fishing was with his dad on trolling trips in the late, bright spring evenings and fished for cod and pike. This is all about old and new memories. Maybe your memories? You get respite and room to think. Amazement. Find new strength! Be strengthened ..
Our trips are often given a personal jargon adapted to you as a guest. Traditional fishing methods are put together with our legendary guide methods, refined over several decades, and unfold together with YOU, in a unique fjord landscape in the middle of the Sognefjord. This is the very reason why our fjord adventures are so well-liked. It’s personal!
Welcome to us at Balestrand Fjord Angling - We look forward to sharing the original fjord experience with just YOU!