Explore the arctic and the marine life in Varanger

Teeming with a wealth of marine life, from giant King Crabs, powerful salmon to majestic whales, the seas and fjords of Varanger are a bounty to value and protect.

Fishermen of Varanger have never had to go far to enjoy the bounties of the sea. Embraced by the Gulf Stream, rivers and fjords, here, teem with marine life, from the tiniest crustaceans to the most majestic whales. 

Whether you cast a fly for salmon or drop a line for King Crab, or simply want to catch a special sight through a camera lens, seasoned professionals will teach you the tricks of the trade and take you to the best spots. 

Varanger is certainly blessed, but while the shelves of this aquatic larder might seem full, it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Careful and considerate hands are needed to value and protect it for us all. 

Thankfully, the deep connection the people of Varanger have with their environment should ensure these extraordinary waters remain in rude health for years to come. 

Enjoy the peace of fishing in the local river, the excitement of meeting the king crab or fishing in the Barents Sea to come home and enjoy a meal you have been out catching. 

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About Varanger Regional Park

Magnificent and pristine nature with endless possibilities for birding, hiking & fishing. Varanger is a cultural melting pot that transcends national boundaries. Enduring Sami customs blend with modernity, while popular traditions and festivals embody a determined, innovative spirit.