July 21-28, 2024 | Starting at $5,000 — Cast to salmon in Norway on the wild, undammed Gaula River during Orvis Week with the Norwegian Flyfishers Club.

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Orvis Week w/ Norwegian Flyfishers Club

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July 21 – 28, 2024

Length of Trip:

7 nights, 6 days of guided fishing


From $5,000 Per angler, per room


  • Fish at one of the best Atlantic salmon rivers in Norway and the world
  • Multiple river beats to fish on
  • The river is open to fishing 24 hours a day
  • Experience local Norwegian culture
  • Share with fellow anglers a common bond for fishing in extraordinary places

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The Story

Join us for an unforgettable group fly-fishing trip to Norway, with Orvis-endorsed Norwegian Flyfishers Club. Located on one of the most famous salmon rivers in the world, the Club is the perfect place to pursue the sport of kings. The Gaula has long been known for its large Atlantic salmon and is considered one of the best Atlantic salmon rivers in Norway and the world. Located amid the scenic fir forests of central Norway, the Gaula flows undammed for 95 miles from mountains near the Swedish border to the sea in Trondheim Fjord. The Trondheim Fjord is one of the best-protected fjords in Norway, perhaps the primary reason why Gaula salmon can grow to such a large size. The Norwegian Flyfishers Club has over a 25-year history on the Gaula River. It is located on the original lease given to a group of Englishmen in the 1830s and includes some of the best water on the river. Every year, the club's management evaluates the lodge water and looks to add new leases and better pools to the inventory. This proactive approach means they are continually improving the angler experience and catch rate. The unique blend of upper, middle, and lower river beats increases the angler's chance for success, whatever the river conditions. All the water is located within 25 minutes of the lodge, keeping travel time to a minimum. With miles of private water, few places in the world offer as good a chance to catch a truly large Atlantic salmon. Their guides are some of the best in the world and have joined us from Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Italy, and even Argentina. With their help and expertise, you have every chance to catch that fish of a lifetime.

The key to having that memorable fishing holiday often lies in the catch and all the other components that come together to create a fun, exciting, and friendly experience. Located just 50 miles south of Trondheim's Værnes airport, the main lodge at the Norwegian Fly fishers Club sits on the south bank of the Gaula River. Guests at the lodge sometimes see salmon swimming in the slow water of the Rogstadmoen, or Lodge, Pool. On-site there are various accommodation options, including single, double and suite rooms in the NFC Lodge, and self-catered country house options. All rooms have private baths. There is a wellness center with a sauna and massage room, as well as a lounge and conference room in the new addition. Welcome meetings will take place at the lodge at Rogstadmoen and will include an informal welcome dinner. The history and flavor of the old NFC remains in the dining room, and around the stone fireplace, where many guests gather in the evening. There you will find a bar, and a fly shop stocked with fishing gear and clothing.


Dining at the Norwegian Flyfishing Club is a blend of contemporary cuisine and local and regional dishes that let guests experience some of the local Norwegian culture. Moose or reindeer might appear as hors d’oeuvres. Pasta, steak, and chicken dishes served with fresh vegetables and salads and topped with delicious desserts will give you the strength for another day of fishing! If the weather is good, we frequently serve dinner outside along the river. Lunches are often packed and served on the river during the day.


Beer and wine are included with dinner. If you prefer not to drink alcohol just let the club know and they will have plenty of delicious alternatives for you.

Guests will arrive at the lodge around 3:00–4:00 PM. This gives them plenty of time to move into their accommodations and get comfortable. Later in the evening guests will meet for a welcome dinner and a briefing with the guides who will go over the rotation plan, techniques, and tactics for the week.

Each day, according to the beat rotation-fishing schedule, guests will depart with their guide to fish the water assigned to them. There is a mix of upper, middle, and lower river beats to ensure that each angler has equal time on the best pools, and in the best part of the river according to current conditions. In addition, there are several free-for-all beats open to anyone to fish at any time during their stay.

The E beats are the furthest downriver of the NFC beats, and as such, are often the first to see fish early in the season. In addition, they are located below the Gaulfossen, a barrier to the salmon early in the season. Not a true waterfall, this gorge at high water speeds makes an effective barrier for the salmon, and they wait until the current speed decreases enough for easy migration. As water levels become normal, fish ascend into the upper river.

Guests will enjoy a packed lunch and eat on the river. After returning to the lodge in the early evening, guests can enjoy a cocktail and some hors d’oeuvres. Dinner is usually served around 6:30 PM. After dinner, you can relax, or go back out to fish some more. A vehicle is essential as the fishing is done by a rotation principle where pools and beats are spread over a big part of the river.

The Gaula is a wild, undammed river that has never been built out for hydroelectric power. As such, its water level continuously fluctuates which provides seasoned anglers with a varied and exciting fishing challenge.

The season runs from June 1 to August 31 each year, providing 3 months of fly fishing. The river is open to fishing 24 hours a day, and each fishing day at the lodge is divided into four six-hour sessions, during each of which two anglers are assigned to a beat. Because of the long days, your guide may suggest fishing early or late in the day to maximize your chance of success. NFC guides are extremely knowledgeable about the river and will guide you for at least 8 hours each day. They all speak excellent English.

The lodge has access to over 25 pools each season, providing ample water for guests. At the same time, NFC constantly evaluates its water selection and adds new beats or eliminates old ones to improve the fishing. NFC is a strong supporter of catch-and-release fishing, and unlike many other salmon lodges, encourages the release of all healthy fish.

The NFC beats on the Gaula are completely fly fishing only. On some pools, we only lease one bank, and you may see anglers on the opposite shore using different tackle.

What is Included?

  • Single room accommodation
  • All meals and drinks (wine, beer, and soft drinks)
  • Gear disinfection
  • Guide service (shared with another angler)

What is Not Included?

  • International and domestic flights
  • Fishing equipment
  • Guide and staff gratuities
  • State fishing license
  • Phone calls
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Rental car (shared with another angler). A vehicle is essential as the fishing is done by a rotation principle where pools and beats are spread over a large part of the river.

How many people are on this trip?

8 Anglers + Travel Companions.

What skill level is suggested?

All skill levels are welcome.

How strenuous are the activities?

The trip can be tailored to an individual’s fitness level.

Is this a child-friendly trip?

Children are permitted. Parents should use their discretion regarding their children's level of maturity and patience if they will be joining the trip as an angler.

What other activities are available?

Trondheim offers many cultural and tourist attractions, as well as good shopping opportunities. There are also good bathing beaches situated at the head of the Trondheim fjord, or at the monk's island 'Munkholmen'. The cultural heritage site and mining town of R'ros is always worth a visit. Hiking and mountain sightseeing is also possible close to the Gaula. The local tourist office in Storen is always ready to help. We recommend that any non-angling guest book an extra rental car, to be independent of their angling companion.

What is the typical weather?

The weather during the short Norwegian summer can be very unpredictable: Cool evenings, warm days with rain and even some snow on occasion (early June and late August)! Daytime temperatures will usually fluctuate around 10º to 20º C (50º to 70º F), but guests should be prepared for cold rain and wind. In late June, July, and August we often experience quite warm days over 25º (75º F) under good weather conditions. It's best to check the local weather forecast just prior to your trip for the most accurate weather conditions.

What gear do you recommend?

A detailed packing list will be sent to guests upon booking.

Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the trip proposal and materials (trip planner and confirmation email). In some cases, deposits are non-refundable, this depends on the destination and will be clearly noted in the trip proposal and materials as well. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.

A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.

All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.

Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.

Planning information

When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips (stated in the trip proposal and materials), the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:

Days Prior to Trip Fee
+ 90 days $300 per person
89 days or less 100% of cost

For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.

We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.

Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.

Cancellation Insurance

Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.

Share policies

Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.

Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.

Passports and documents

International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.

Arrival and Departure

Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.

Equipment & Clothing

You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.

Airline reservations

The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.

Limitation of liability

This section defines Orvis Travel’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by Orvis Travel, including individual travel and pre- and post- trip extensions. Please read it carefully.

Upon sending your deposit to Orvis Travel, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.

All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as shooting or fishing, or travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.

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Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, guns, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times and no employee/agent of Orvis Travel, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation.

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