Fishing in Geilo

Fishing is a great activity for the whole family!


Fishing and sport fishing are an important part of the Norwegian outdoor culture and an activity suitable for everyone! The fishing season lasts from when the ice melts until 30th of September. Geilo offers high-quality fishing opportunities, all year round, whether you want to fish on your own, with a guide or want a tailor-made experience. Geilo is located in Hol municipality and here there are plenty of fishing opportunities, you can choose between 90 fishing lakes and river stretches, everything from small idyllic ponds, to large open high mountain lakes and varied river stretches, located from 446 to 1523 m above sea level. Fishing is a great activity where the youngest members of the family can learn to appreciate nature. Remember that fishing for children and young people under the age of 16 is free. More information about fishing is available by contacting Geilo Tourist Info or the sports shops in Geilo. The tour maps of Geilo and Hallingskarvet show the various fishing areas.

Trout is the dominant species, but you will also find good char waters. Other species will also occur. The size you can expect is between 100-1500 grams, but every year some fish up to 3kg are caught.

Fishing experiences for the whole family

Fly fishing at Groven Mountain Lodge

Fly fishing at Groven Mountain Lodge

At Groven Mountain Lodge we offer fly fishing courses / guided fly fishing.

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Fishing waters in Geilo

On this page you will find suggestions for good fishing waters in Geilo, and a bit about fishing on Hardangervidda. Download the map.

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Fishing at Haugastøl

Haugastøl can offer varied and exciting fishing along Hallingskarvet mountain and is a good starting point for day trips or overnight stays

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Fiske - Gi drømmen en sjanse!

Gi drømmen en sjanse - Et av de kanskje mest omtalte vannene rundt Geilo er Skjerja. Dette vannet ligger øst på Hardangervidda og noen vil

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Fiske på ustaoset

Fishing luck in Geilo

Tips for those want to try fishing in Geilo this summer. With a perfect location midway between Oslo and Bergen, you have a fishing eldorado

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Buy a Fishing License

Remember to always buy a fishing license and get to know the regulations for the area that you want to fish. Fishing for children and youths under 16 years is free.


When you buy a fishing license, you ensure good management; so that a good fishing offer can be maintained for big and small.

You can buy a fishing office here: Geilo Tourist Information, sports stores, Hakkesetstølen, Haugastøl Tourist Center, Hermon Høyfjellssenter, Ustaoset gas station and kiosk, Knut’s Hyttegrend, Øen Tourist Center, Skjerja and Tuva Tourist Cabin. Alternatively, you can also find fishing licenses via your mobile at or

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The 10 Fishing Knowledge Regulations


1. Think safety in everything that you do as a sport fisher.

2. Treat the fish with respect.

3. Show moderation.

4. Remember trackless traffic.

5. Be considerate of other nature users.

6. Learn First Aid.

7. Get home safely.

8. Be proud of being a fisherman.

9. Always buy a fishing license. 

10. Familiarize yourself with the regulations.

Hunting and Fishing Association in Geilo and surroundings

In Hol municipality, we have two fishing associations: Østre Hol Hunter and Fisher Association, founded in 1976, with an area of ​​activity on the north side of the Hallingskarvet in Hol municipality, and Geilo Hunter and Fishing Association, founded in 1952, and located in Hol municipality at the foot of Hardangervidda .

Geilo Hunting and Fishing Association

Here you will find a varied selection of rivers, lakes, and waters suited for all skill levels in fantastic nature. The areas consist of the Ustedalsvassdraget watercourse, that runs centrally through Geilo, and is easily accessible from the whole center of Geilo. If you are at Kikut, you can bike westward to Grødalen. Here you will find several good waters; for example, the large Hakkesettjørne and Grøndalstjørnan.

At Haugastøl, there are several alternatives. Here there are a large selevtion of waters with a good variation and a good population of trout. If you use the Tuva Tourist Cabin as a starting point, after around a 1-hour hike, you will find Skjerja. A well-known, but rather erratic water that has fish of a very high quality and a high weight average. Here you will also find the possibility of accommodation and boat rental.  

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Østre Hol Hunting and Fishing Association

The vast majority of the waters that the association disposes of are located within the Hallingskarvet National Park.

In magnificent nature, you can frolic in crystal clear mountain waters with fish of the highest quality and beautiful red colour. The areas stretch from Ynglesdalen to Kyrkjedørsvatna.

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Maps and areas of Geilo

See areas and maps of Geilo, find out where you want to stay, and see maps of activities and adventures, hiking maps, cycling, skiing and

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