Breheimen ­National ­Park

The Skjåk area offers countless opportunities for those who look for mountain fishing in peace and tranquility. Breheimen National Park is a unique wilderness area that can provide you with mountain trout […]

The Skjåk area offers countless opportunities for those who look for mountain fishing in peace and tranquility. Breheimen National Park is a unique wilderness area that can provide you with mountain trout fishing of the old-fashioned quality.

River Tundra is over 20 km long, and has its source in Breheimen National Park. The most obvious starting point is at Tundradalssætre. There is only trout in the rivers and lakes in Breheimen National Park.

Directions to Tundradalssætre: take road 15 from Bismo and drive for 10 km to the west. 250 meters before Dønfoss take the Tundradalsvegen road to the south. This is a toll road. Drive 9.3 km by Tundradalsvegen, park at Tundradalssætre. At Tundradalssætre there is a bridge over the river, here starts an unmarked but obvious trail on the north side of the river into the Tundradalen valley to Grønstorrbu. It is 8 km from Tundradalssætre to Grønstorrbu in relatively easy terrain without much climbing. The cabin can be rent from Skjåk Almenning.

At Grønstorrbu is a suspension bridge which will allow you to choose sides further up into the valley. The river is influensed by glaciers in Breheimen as far inland as Ytre Gjelåe. During hot periods in summer, the water therefore can be strongly coloured. Further up the valley, the river is crystal clear, and the further inland you go, the better the fishing gets.

Far into the valley in Tundradalbotnen there are two smaller lakes, Tundradalstjønnin, also holding nice trout. Starting from Grønstorrbu there are several good fishing lakes in northern and western directions. Trout is stocked in almost all waters in Skjåk, since there is little or no natural recruitment in waters over 1300 meters altitude.

The Tundra river can be fished from June onward. Water that is over 1400 m in Breheimen is usually not ice-free before July.

Fishing license

Prices: Day NOK 80,- | 3-Days NOK 200,- | Week NOK 300,- | Season NOK 400,-

License can be obtained from the Skjåk Almenning office in Bismo (open from 08.00 – 15.30 on week days). Otherwise, licenses can be purchased at most campgrounds and other service- and tourism businesses in Skjåk.

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Fishing rules

  • All under 20 years of age  can fish for free with rod and hand line..
  • All over 20 years shall purchase a license for the type of fishing tackle they want to use, be it rod, otter – fishing board, or nets.
  • The season begins when the ice breaks in spring and ends when the water freezes again in the fall.
  • Always have a valid fishing license with you when you go fishing..
  • All use of dead or live fish as bait is forbidden.

Other information

Show respect for farmed fields, do not walk across but walk on the edge.

Use marked parking places as much as possible.

There is no maximum amount of rods, so pay attention to other fishermen.

In 2013 the brochure “fishing in Skjåk” was released. We present 36 fishing trips in Skjåk, with route description, maps, and fishing tips. The booklet is free and you can find it where you buy a fishing license.
We recommend using the webpage iskjak.no to plan trips in Skjåk. The website is a map-based information solution with descriptions of hikes (with downloadable GPS routes in GPX format), showing the available cabins in the mountains with route descriptions, information about the local nature and cultural history.
There is also a map for Skjåk available, in scale 1:60.000,  It covers the entire Skjåk municipality, with all the marked trails and cabins. Price 199 NOK.

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