Dovrefjell and Reinheimen National Parks
Dovrefjell and Reinheimen National Parks offer a wide array of exciting lakes, creeks, and rivers to be fished in a breathtaking setting surrounded by wild nature and ancient monuments. Experiencing the mountains with a backpack, tent, and a fishing rod is the recommended method, and there are around 230 lakes and 180 km of running water to be fished here.
Experience the unforgettable wilderness fishing for mountain trout in two of Norways largest national parks, in an almost untouched wilderness, framed by high mountains, tight mountain valleys, and wide-open plateaus. In all of the lakes and streams you will find feisty mountain trout of good quality. Most of the lakes in the area are at an elevation between 800 and 1400 meters over sea level, but there are also lakes with fish up to 1550 meters over sea level. In many of the lower elevation lakes you will also find char and grayling.
The Lesja Mountian Board manages the valley side – and Lordalen State Commons in Lesja Kommune, an area of 1600 km2, is known for beautiful nature, long valleys, large populations of wild reindeer, and many good fishing waters. The mountain board plants up to 2500 trout each year in various lakes and ponds throughout the area. This is necessary to keep the trout population in the higher elevation lakes – while in the lakes under 1400 you will find only wild populations of trout.
If you would like to experience a more laidback trip you are able to rent cabins and shelters in various locations throughout the park. You are also able to rent boats, either together with the cabin rental or on their own. Find more information here Lesja Fjellstyre.
In Dovrefjell and Reinheimen National Parks you will find evidence of humans all the way back to the stone age, with ancient shelters and trapping ruins which show just how important this area was to these early people. The mountains and valleys are very important geologically to a variety of plants, which also make it important to wildlife. All you need to do is pack the backpack, lace up the old hiking boots, make sure you remembered your fishing rod, and start putting one foot in front of the other. Be prepared for rocky terrain with large amounts of elevation change. Remember that trips into the highlands can mean unstable weather, wind, and precipitation. Also remember to show respect in our national parks.
Fishing licenses are valid for both Dalsida Commons (the valley side) and the Lordalen Commons.
24 Hour NOK 70,00 | 2 Days NOK 100,00 | 3 Days NOK 150,00 | Week NOK 220,00 | Season NOK 300,00
Fishing licenses are also available for purchase at the local tourist offices, sports shops, and gas stations, etc.
- Season open from June 1st to the 10th of October.
- It is not allowed to possess or use bait or to use live fish as bait.
- Barbless hooks required. Barbed hooks must be pinched.
- Youth under 20 years old may fish for free, but must acquire a fishing license. These are available at all license outlets.
- Fishing licenses are for personal use only and are non transferable. Not valid without identification.
- Anglers must have a fishing license in possession while fishing, as well as when traveling with fishing gear.
- Anglers must show license upon request.
- Failure to follow regulations may lead to arrest.
If you pack it in, pack it out. The environment is our joint responsibility.
Show respect to the nature, wildlife, and historic monuments in the park.