By using recreational boats for fishing and outdoor activities in Norway you can experience some of the most beautiful sights and scenery Norway has to offer. However, it is important that you know about the risk factors associated with the use of a recreational craft, and the rules that apply to recreational fishing in Norway.
Respect for nature and its immense power is rule number one. Each year, an average of 33 people die in boating accidents in Norway. Around 10% of these fatalities are foreign tourists. Many of these accidents could have been avoided if the recreational boat users had shown greater respect for the dangers and been better prepared.
We require our customers to read and understand the current Norwegian rules to drive a boat. We also require our customers to respect the marine traffic laws and that they have the knowledge to maneuver the boat.
Information-for-tourists-2012 (Brochure from Norwegian Maritime Authority a.m.)
Video about fishing and safety (Norwegian Maritime Authority a.m.):