In Gjesvær, we live in the middle of the best nature has to offer. And we welcome you and yours to us!
To first talk about fish: We live where the world famous Lofoten fishermen themselves travel if their own season is meager. So we actually live in the definition of Norway's largest fishing "lie": "Lofoten fish just as easily come from here." The expression "one should not bring a cod to Lofoten" is not entirely true.
In the sea there are halibut, sea trout, redfish, cod, saithe, haddock, catfish and in fact many more varieties. And in the mountain lakes close to Gjesvær, there is char and trout. Here there are still more fish than fishermen.
And not least the gold of the sea, the king crab. It is often enjoyed in the evening with the midnight sun on the horizon. Unforgettable food that is easily forgotten in good company.
It is a blessing to stay here.
And secondly, we can talk about birds: We have 3 million birds on the nearest mountain. Puffins in millions. And during a trip we see dozens of sea eagles.
And seagulls yes. They are the very messenger that we have got the fish in the boat!
Northern Lights and midnight sun
Feel free to come to us when it is winter as well. The Northern Lights have no electric light to contend with for miles here, and it's really spectacular to see the colors.
The sun is our companion throughout the summer. In May the sun rises and it does not set until August.
"Vidda" (the mountain plateau)
Gjesvær is a good starting point for experiencing vidda - the mountain plateau. It is not far to the nearest mountain peak or mountain lake. Walking in the middle of the skerries with both the smell of blueberry heather and the salty ocean, it is an experience in itself. We should consider selling Gjesvær air in a box!
Our fisherman's cabins
Currently, there may be more heart space than house space here with us.
We have four fisherman's cabins with room for 6 people in each.
In return, you will feel at home.
You will feel so much at home here that you will feel yourself as a local. The locals themselves, the Finnmark people, they will immidiately consider you as one of them. They will certainly laugh with you and swear at you at the local store. And you will also realize how lucky you are. That you are one of the few people of this world, who can be here in this overwhelming nature, where there is still an abundance of space and natural resources, and where you meet people like us who are happy to take you out to their own secrets and favorite places.
And we admit it, being here, it's like being in another world. That's why we ask you to stay a minimum of two nights. Not because we are so much against one-night stands. But our happiest guests are those who are with us for a long time. Maybe it takes time to take in this world.
Yes. So; Back to people! We are happy fishing guides and life enjoyers, who love that our guests have fun with us.
We are a good place for a family holiday, the team on a trip, the group of friends and not least the anglers who dream of big halibut.
It is a good northern Norwegian quote to say: "We got the dark time to get lucky and the midnight sun to get a good fish bite". We would therefore recommend you to come both seasons.
In any case, we would very much like to be part of your next fishing trip and holiday memory.
Welcome to us at Northcape nature in Gjesvær!