Guided boat tours
Trip to Steinavær
Steinavær or "Steine" is an archipelago located in Andfjorden,
between Senja and Andøy. "Styrmansholmen" is the biggest of the islands
and where the main harbor is located.
Steinavær and other groups of islands in the area were populated in order to shorten the distance to the fishing grounds and its rich abundances of cod. Large breakwaters turned weather-exposed natural harbors into quiet lagoons in the middle of the ocean. As boats got bigger and sails and oars were replaced with engines, people took buildings and houses with them and moved closer to the mainland, most of them to Senja. Steinavær had a permanent settlement until 1912, and was completely abandoned in 1914. Foundations, wells, pier foundations, small roads, and quarries can still be seen on the islands making it easy to imagine the hard way of life that took place there more than a century ago.
Guided Fishing Trip
Skrolsvik is well renowned for its great fishing opportunities. Skrolsvik and Andfjorden is especially known for its rich occurrences of halibut, and has become famous for being a top location for halibut angling. Some other species one can expect to catch are Coalfish, redfish, Cod, Haddock, Pollock, mackerel,and much more. . .
The trip takes place in our 25
ft. Beneteau Barracuda, Equipped with heated cabin, toilet, and plenty
of space for up to four anglers at the same time.
was an active fishing village until the early 1990's. There were two
reception centers for fish which shut down in 1992. The halibut
fishery has strong traditions at Skrolsvik, and the the rich halibut
fishery in Andfjorden created the fishing village. In the 1930's,
the harbor was filled with boats fishing halibut. The fishing boats
came from the communities in the surrounding area, from all of Troms
county and as far south as from Lofoten. The first fish reception center
was built in 1872, and at the same time Skrolsvik became a
Skrolsvik today is well known for its great fishing opportunities. Skrolsvik is
especially known for its rich occurrences of halibut, and has become
famous for being a top location for halibut angling. There is also an halibut
museum in skrolsvik.
Kveitvad is a type of long line fishing equipment specially designed for catching halibut.
Midnight Sun Safari
There is no better way to experience the magnificent midnight sun than from a boat at sea.
May and 22. July the sun does not set in the fjord of Skrolsvik
Midnight sun safari in combination with
wildlife, photography, fishing or simply just shutting down the engine and observing it in peace an quiet
Just across the fjord from Skrolsvik is the Sundsvollsundet Nature
Reserve. Located on the southern side of Helløya it is approximately 20
min with boat from Skrolsvik.
The nature reserve was
established on June 4, 2004 to provide protection for the bird mountain
and its wildlife. The western part of the area is home to the largest
colony of crutches in Troms. European shag
, European herring gull
and Black guillemot
are other species of birds that have habitats in the nature reserve.