Zanzibar Inn

Great boats in a sheltered prime area

Zanzibar Inn

Great boats in a sheltered prime area


The Zanzibar Inn is located in Lauvsnes in Nord-Trøndelag. This famous fish camp offers a combination of restaurant, motel and apartments and has all the facilities for the modern and demanding angler. It also offers a very sheltered location. You can fish here in practically any weather. The fishing is fjord oriented and due to the size of the fjord there is practically no difference between the fjord and the open sea. Except for the waves because you will hardly encounter them because of the perfect location. When the weather is fair you can of course also head out to open sea to change the view during the fishing.


First of all there is the local host Pål who takes care of the assistance on the spot. Think of assistance with all kinds of activities such as mountain climbing, sea rafting, sea eagle safari, kayaking, diving or snorkeling, sightseeing and of course the most important thing is FISHING! He is also a fanatic fisherman himself and is happy to share his best spots with you and on arrival he will give you an good explanation about the fish camp and all the possibilities on site. Also an explanation about the boat and its operation are part of a correct start of your fishing trip.


The fishing has been very good in recent years and almost all guests have caught the fish they wanted. The amount of species of fish is an important feature of this location. Up to 25 species can be caught with the normal species such as cod, coalfish and ling but also more special species such as hake, redfish, wolffish and halibut can be caught as well here.


From the quay and in the small fjord of South-Lauvsnes there are good spots to challenge various flatfish species to a bite with natural bait. In the direction of the open sea, the fjord has many small islands and deep trenches. Fishing in the shallower areas with light equipment is a real feast for cod and coalfish.But also large pollack can be found here and will test your material thoroughly. In the deeper parts of the fjord you find tusk, ling, cod but also wolffish, monkfish, redfish and halibut are found here. Especially for ling there are perfect spots here. They are regularly caught up to 35 kilos and more in trenches at depths of up to 200 metres.


The fishery is very varied and has something to offer every angler. Because of the sheltered location of Zanzibar Inn there is always a place to fish. Even if the weather gods are less favourable to you. This is an important advantage over more sea-oriented locations. Lovers of freshwater fishing can also enjoy themselves in the area. According to the owner, no permits are required. So if you want to catch trout, I would certainly bring a spinning rod and according lures.



Here you have a choice of 2 different types of housing.


9 houses with 2 bedrooms and therefore suitable for up to 4 persons 45 - 55 m2 and 3 houses with 3 bedrooms and up to 6 persons of 55 m2.


The houses have a fully equipped kitchen, living room with TV and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Bedlinen and towels are included as well as the final cleaning. If you leave you all garbage must be removed and all dishes, cutlery etc and the kitchen itself must be cleaned by yourself. Wi-Fi is available on the spot for NOK 50 per person for the whole week.


The houses are available on the day of arrival from 14.00 hours onwards. Departure is no later than 10.00 hours. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by the local contact person who will familiarise you with all matters concerning your stay as a boat, house, freezer, groceries etc. There is also a deposit of 150 euros per apartment which will be returned after returning the house in the same condition as you received it. There is no fixed changeover day at this location.


Fishing overalls and fishing rod with reel are also for rent. The costs are 85 euros per item and can be booked in advance. There is also a small well-stocked angling shop where you can buy extra equipment.


For general use, there is of course a sheltered filleting area in the boathouse with a separate freezer for each house to freeze your catches. There is also a general washing machine and dryer to clean any clothes in between.


The location has a restaurant and a cosy bar. It is located directly at the water and offers a magnificent view over the fjord. So if you don't feel like cooking for an evening, it's super easy to join in. You have a choice of local a la carte dishes but also the classics such as pizza and hamburger can be found on the menu.


The supermarket with gas station is within 200 metres walking distance to do the necessary shopping. Small trolleys are available to transport the goods comfortably to your house. You can also go by boat and refuel directly there. This can be done by credit card or cash depending on the opening hours.


You can choose between two different types of boats:


- 10 Kvaerno 20 feet aluminium 70 HP (max 4 persons)

- 3 Kvaerno 20 feet aluminium 115 HP (max 4 persons)

- 3 Kvaerno 22 feet aluminium 150 HP (max 5 persons)


The boats are equipped with a fishfinder / GPS plotter so you can find the best fishing spots and get you home safely. Of course lifejackets are available. Mandatory boat insurances are also included in the prices. This reduces the excess to an amount of around € 600,-.


- House type A max 4       1200

- House type B max 6       1425


price in Euro per week and includes electricity, water and final cleaning. Do it yourself: Kitchen and waste disposal


- Kvaerno 20 feet 70 HP        925

- Kvaerno 20 feet 115 PK     1445

- Kvaerno 22 feet 150 HP      1645


price in Euro per week and excl. fuel


If you like it is also possible to make use of the breakfast buffet every morning or even full board in the restaurant. Breakfast 140 NOK pppd (€ 15,-) Full board 460 NOK pppd (€48,-)


A transfer from Trondheim airport can be arranged. The extra cost for a private minibus up to 8 people is 1000 euros for a return transfer. Of course we are also happy to arrange a rental car for smaller groups. The drive from Trondheim to the location takes about 2.5 hours. Just ask us about the possibilities and we will be happy to be of service.

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