Help out at a fishing camp in Northern Norway, land of the midnight sun



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  • Description


    For 2020: If you are interested in Volunteering in 2020, please send us a message.

    There is one slot available in 2020:
    Slot 2: 25.08 - 03.10. This is late summer / autumn time in Norway.

    We run a fishing camp in Northern Norway, located on the countryside of north of Tromsøy. The location is 3 hours by car from Tromsø, or 2 hours by speed ferry. The camp has been running for 8 years, and has a solid client base. Clients mostly come from Finland, Estonia, UK and Russia, but also other nationalities arrive from time to time. We provide accommodation, boats, guiding and equipment. In general, clients are passionate sports fishers, valuing the stay at the ocean and the hunt for the big fish. However, also family groups arrive occasionally. A group usually stay for a whole week.

    The camp is owned by two persons: A marine scientist / professional fisherman and a tour guide / operator. This has proven to be a very successful combination, as we provide tourists with first class information and guiding.

    A volunteer will interact and communicate on a daily basis with tourists, and the working language will be English. However, any other language skills are welcome. The location of the camp is at Arnøya Island in northern Norway. This is on the border to the Barents Sea / Arctic. The Island is very mountainous and picturesque, making is suitable for out door activities, hiking, bycycling and photo. It is surrounded by fjords and straits .

    This is the land of the midnight sun, and the 24 hour sunlight will touch something deep inside of you.

    This position is equally suited for girls or boys.

    We are open from 1st of May till end of September.

    Due to training, stays less than 4 weeks unfortunately we can not accommodate.

    Important: This area is on the countryside and is a VERY QUIET community. We repeat: VERY QUIET. Guests are usually busy with their fishing during their week.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Norwegian countryside culture, eco sustainable tourism, front end training and multitasking operations.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    The Volunteer will be given detailed training and volunteering description by the owners, and will volunteer under supervision in the beginning. In general, we will need help to run the camp. This includes:

    - Reception of clients and answering of questions (in English)
    - General problem solving
    - Guiding. Particular training is given for this item. (this item depends entirely on the Volunteer)
    - Cleaning of accommodation units (3 units)
    - Checking guests in/out
    - Monitoring and checking of facilities
    - General maintenance, e.g. painting, Gardening, lawn moving etc.

    We emphasize: Training will be given

    The person we are looking for should have a friendly appearance, good communication and interpersonal skills, be 100% honest, proactive attitude, communicate politely and have good work ethics.

    As this is in Norway, there is a possibility to learn some Norwegian if the interest is there.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private accomodation unit with bathroom and cooking amenities,

    There is always plenty of fresh, high quality fish available. This is provided for free.
    WiFi is available. Work phone will strictly be used for work issues, so all electronic communication
    with loved ones or family must go through Viber, Skype, WhatsApp, IMO or Messenger.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local sights and activities includes hiking, fishing, mountaineering etc. The volunteer will also have a work car at disposal, so a drivers license is required.

    Several volunteers have already stayed with us previous years, and they have proven to be a very valuable contribution at the camp.

    If required, we also issue a personal reference letter at the end of the volunteer period, indicating the experience gained.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Owners of the camp

Host ref number: 584891336379