Hunting and fishing in Heidal

There are several opportunities for fishing in Heidal.

Everything from large mountain lakes to streams and rivers.
Cards for the various lakes and rivers are sold at Leirbu Handel, YX Heidal and at Kiwi.
Cards are sold for inland and outlying areas.

Fishing is open:

  • Bjølstadvannet June 1 - September 10.
  • Muruvannet, Mæringsdalsvannet, Muru river, Øvre and Nedre Sundtjern.
  • Refjellet (rod fishing only)

Fishing is open from June 10 to August 31.

The following cards are sold:

  • Season ticket rod/otter/yarn
  • Season ticket rod and otter
  • Season pass rod
  • Daily short rod

Free fishing in the Sjoa river within Heidal's borders. There are separate cards for fishing in Sjodalen in Vågå.

Sjoavassdraget: Fishing here is best from mid-June to late September. If the river has the familiar gray color "veolet", the catch is secured with earthworms. Fish sizes vary from small trout down in Heidal to larger and finer fish up through Sjodalen. At Gjende, fishing can sometimes be good, but knowledge and fishing luck are needed here as elsewhere in the village's waterways.

Dirty fishing!

Hunting in Heidal

Heidal and the surrounding areas have a proud hunting tradition. Elk, deer and small game of all kinds are hunted.
Hunting licenses for small game can be purchased at