Throughout centuries Tromsø has been an important fishing location in national terms, and continues to remain one of the biggest fishing cities in Norway.
Fishing is a long-standing tradition in Northern Norway, and has ever since the Stone Age been an important source of food for the locals. You’ll find petroglyphs in Tromsø that’s over 10 000 years old and contains painting of fishermen, fishing boats and varied species of fish.
Tromsø is situated at approximately 70 degrees north and because of this it should normally have a cold climate with icy fjords most of the year, but fortunately that’s not the case.
The gulf current brings a temperate water all the way from the Mexico Gulf and run upwards the Norwegian coastline. During the winter months the temperature in the sea is mostly around 4 degrees Celsius.
Here at the border to the Arctic Sea that reaches all the way to the North Pole, varied species of fish seems to thrive and has because of this for centuries been an important source of food as well as an important income source for the locals. History shows that organized fishing and export of cod goes all the way back to the Viking ages around the 10th century. Dry cod – dryfish – was an important export item.
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Prices M/V “BigFisher II”:
Fishing and sightseeing around Tromsø
Duration – up to 3 hours
Price adults: NOK 1100, - Price children under 12: NOK 700, -
Maximum 10 people per trip
Minimum 3 people per trip