Wilderness fishing in Reinheimen National park
If you are in search of fishing mountainous areas, tranquility and solitude, Skjåk municipality can offer numerous options. The fishing licence covers the entirety of the municipality, and it consist of over 200 bodies of water and over 259 km with rivers.
The Reinheimen Nasjonalpark is a very unique wilderness and in the wast area, you are likely to get most of the waters to yourself. I the north end of the municipality you will fin wast planes that are comfortable hiking grounds. Here you are in the core habitat for the wild reindeer, and you can watch the animals from a distance, but make sure you are not frightening the animals and causing unnecessary stress.
In the north west the terrain is more rugged and full of boulders, but the hiking is still not very demanding. Furter to the north-west the trails and tracks are getting sparse. This are also gjelds more rain, and at an altitude of 1500 meters, some fishing waters are not ice-free until mid July, or evnen mid august.
Good start-off points for fishing expeditions;
From Aursjoen lake, 1100 amsl. you will have easy access to the the Reinheimen national park, and the waters north of Aursjøen lake towards Svenbu (rental cabin). Easy terrain.
From Stamsetra mountain farm, it is a bit steeper and less facilitated trails. You will find two small stream that lead out to a series of small waters. The terrain is varied and are suited for tenting.
From Billingen you can have a longer trip into the hart of Reinheimen National Park. You can rent the public cabins called Tverråhytta, Storvassbue and/or Skarvedalshytta to make thrip a bit more relaxing and comfortable. On this trip you really need 3-4 days to explore interesting waters such as Storvassbu, as it is one days hike away from a car road.
Also starting off at Billingsen, you can reach the Tora river. Follow the DNT (Norwegian Tourist Association) marked trail that run along the Tora river into the Tordalen valley and into the Tverrhytta cabin. The trout in this river are small land easy to catch. .
Keep on the trail to Torsvatnet lake. Trout of 500-800 gram are the common size here. One should take the trip into Flatvatnet, Bollvatnet and Spongvatna lake of which all holds fish of 1 kilo in good numbers. It is no marked trails around these waters, and you are almost guarantied to have the place to your selv. Camping in tents.
To get to the Skarvedalen valley, the easiest rout is to walk through the mountain pass called “Dør” (door), which is situated between the Høggjøymen and Dørkampen peaks. (two maintain peaks on the map). One is totally reliant on map and compass, or GPS, as it is no marked trails on this trip.
Day NOK 80,- | 3-day NOK 200,- | Week NOK 300,- | Sesason NOK 400,-
Fishing license kan be purchased on most camping sites or other service or travel agencies.
- Anyone under the age of 20 can fish without a license
- Everyone above the age of 20 must purchase a license
- The season lasts from when the ice melts in the spring, until the ice cover the waters in the autumn.
- Bring your license to the trip
- All use of dead or live bait is strichtly forbidden
Dont walk on farmed land, walk the edges or marked trails,
Use parking spaces where possible.