Sea fishing in
the fjord of Trondheim

    The fjord of Trondheim is Norway’s third longest fjord with its 126 km. (Sea map further down the page) It serves as a natural border between northern and southern Norway. The fjord branches into many smaller fjords, the largest being The Orkdalsfjord in the southwest, The Strindfjord (read about the Viking sea battle of the Strindfjord here) and The Åsenfjord in the east, and The Beitstadfjord in the northeast.

    On the way up the south side of the fjord, you pass Trondheim, Indre Fosen, Stjørdal and Frosta before you reach the Innherred region, with the towns of Levanger, Verdal and Steinkjer, at the top of the fjord. On the way down on the north side you get Inderøy, Mosvik, Leksvik, Hindrum, Vanvik, Stadsbygd, Rissa, Hasselvik Råkvåg and Stjørna.

    The fjord of Trondheim also has some islands, where Ytterøya and Tautra are the largest. The fjord is surrounded by a narrow strip of rich agricultural land that borders quickly on steep mountains. Trondheim, the largest export city for the area and the third largest city in Norway, is located along the south side of the fjord. The fjord is at its maximum depth is 617 meters (2,024 ft), just within Agdenes.

    The towns of Stjørdal, Levanger and Steinkjer are located on the east and northeast coast of the fjord. Aker Verdal in Verdal produces large offshore installations for the petroleum sector. A shipyard in Rissa completed the luxury apartment ship MS The World. Fiborgtangen is a peninsula along the south eastern shore of the fjord where a large paper mill owned by Norske Skog is located.

    The fjord of Trondheim has a rich marine life, with both southern and northern species; More than 140 species have been observed and at least 90 of these are fish, and the fjord has the largest biological production among Norway’s fjords. In recent years, deep-water corals (Lophelia pertusa) have been discovered in the fjord, not far from Hindrum Fjordsenter.

    Several of the best salmon rivers in Norway flow into the Trondheim fjord. Among these are Gaula, Orklaelva, Stjørdalselva and Verdalselva

    The most common species you can get here in the fjord are Cod, Coalfish / Saithe, Lyre / Pollack, Longling, Halibut, Whiting, Hake / Lysing, Flounder, Plaice, Mackerel, Herring, Salmon, Sea Trout, Gray catfish / Wolf-fish, Redfish and Marulk (“sea devil”).

Depth map