This place is located near the most northern tip of the Lofoten. This fish camp also serves the guests of the Andenes camp which is 12 kilometres north of this place. It is very strategic because when the weather conditions are good you go left to the open sea and towards the countless top spots such as Senholmleia, Svebaan, Skallen, Fjellbakken and so on. And the better spots are only a few minutes sailing away.
Should the weather be less favourable then you can sail to the right and fish in the shelter of the island of Andoya. And because it is an island the water just flows around it and on this side of the island there are also perfect fishing spots.
Read here the story of John Smit about his experiences at this location in the "Beet" magazine.
The climate here is relatively mild due to the Gulf Stream and these waters are packed with fish like wolffish, halibut, cod, coalfish, haddock, redfish and so on. The potential at this location is enormous.
Check out the video report of a week of fishing in Andenes / Skarstein with John Smit
Skarstein is located in a small valley 4 minutes from its harbour. For guests without their own car this is not a problem because you will be picked up and brought back to the location free of charge between 7 and 21 hours by the camp's own bus. The accommodation is surrounded by forests and there is a sauna and a smoker to enjoy your stay and the beautiful surroundings. Puffins, whales, seals, seagulls and so on can all be found here at sea because of the rich feeding grounds. You also have a great chance to encounter migrating whales and orcas. They also come here because of the large amounts of bait and fish.
There are 5 apartments available here
All apartments have a separate shower / toilet, fully equipped and spacious open kitchen with 3 burner stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, kettle, dishwasher, living room with sofa, TV, Wi-Fi (included). Apartment 5 has 2 toilets and 2 bathrooms. So these are great facilities that we, as anglers, can really enjoy.
The guides support both fish camps in Andenes and Skarstein and when required assistance it is just a simple phone call and they are on the spot within minutes. They are also present daily for any questions and support. The groceries can be picked up in nearby Andenes. This drive takes 10 minutes and you have a wide choice in the well stocked supermarket.
The boats used here are Atlantic 570 with Yamaha or Suzuki 90 HP engines.
There are also aluminum Kaasboll 890 boats avaialble with 100 HP Suzuki engines
This combination will bring you quickly and comfortably to your desired destination. Of course also GPS/fishfinder are standard on the boat. The boat has a (centre) console so you can easily walk through the boat. The boats are approved for up to 4 people and also have a VHF radio. The length is 5.7 meters with a width of 2.28 meters. Furthermore, life jackets are standard included on the boat. There is a deposit of 350 euros for the use of the boat with which, at the end of the week, also the cost of petrol petrol can be deducted from the petrol bill.
The petrol to refuel is provided by the guides and is available at the location where you are staying. In the service house at the harbour you can fillet and freeze the fish. At the end of the week the guide fills up the boat for the last time and counts the number of jerry cans of petrol used. These have to be paid in cash in euro, dollar or crowns. Credit card is also possible but has a 2% surcharge on the total price.
This includes the cost of bed linen, water, electricity, heating and final cleaning.
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