Many small rivers, streams, pools and lakes, with fine and varied fishing. Many guests find the area attractive for fly-fishing.
We consider 15- 20 lakes to have trout of good size and high quality. Trouts up to 3 kg have been caught over the last years. Suitable for 4-6 persons.
The roughest lodging we offer, totalling about 18m2, , only 8 m2 of which is a fully insulated room. Simply furnished, 2 bunks, 4 mattresses, stove, pots and pans. Up to 4 persons may find room in the cabin, but recommended for 2.
On the back side of the boat-house there is a lavvo (sami tent) with 3 camp beds and a little stove, so totally there is room for 4-6 people.
A large and varied mountain area of approx. 150,000 DA with very good inland fishing for trout. A hydroelectirc powerplant has left its marks on the area, but most of the area is unspoiled wilderness with lots of small and big lakes connected by streams.
Previously it took a day to get there. Now you can drive to the door. The location is suitable for 4–6 persons.
The Kalvvatn region is known to be one of the best spots for mountain-trout Fishing in the middle part of Norway. Before the road came, this area was very difficult to reach, and has, even after the building of the dam, lost little of its original wilderness. The construction road is closed for all traffic except for our guests, the Lap people and for people supervising the dam. Here you really feel you have left civilization behind to experience true wilderness.
The boat in Kalvvatnet makes it easy to get to the northern part of the area. The season starts at the beginning of July. For the northern and higher lakes, the best Fishing is in August and September.
Our guests have the right to fish in the whole drainage basin down to (including) Mellavatn. Here you will find almost endless possibilities for good and varied fishing. There are many different lakes, and also running water, that many of our guests have found ideal for fly fishing.
This is an ultra-oligotrof area (low nutrient content in the lakes). This selects for predator community in some of the lakes, which can give large sized trouts. Although rare, trouts up to 4 kg have been caught. In total, there are about 15-20 different lakes with high quality trout in the area.
In the power regulated large lake Kalvvatn (500 meters amsl), and in Ringvatna (595-615 meters amsl), the spawning conditions are bad, and the number of fish in the lake are few. The fish you catch there, however, is of good size and quality.
Generally you will find the best Fishing in Faatnoenjaevrie (594 meters amsl), Holmvatnet (532 meters amsl), Brennelvområdet and Kalvvassfjellet. In this last region, there are several lakes and tarns with fishing of the highest quality.
The boat-house is about 18 m2. Fully insulated room 8 m2, 2 bunks in the insulated room, 2 benches in the other room. A big Venor lavvo (Sami tent) with wooden panes on the floor, a wood-burning stove and room for 4 persons.
Simple standard, benches and a table in the outer room. 2 bunks and a small table in the insulated room. 4 matresses in the boat-house and 3 camp beds in the lavvo.
Plates, cutlery, pots and pans for 4 persons.
No running water, a propane burner in the boat-house. An aluminium box is buried in the marsh and works as a cellar. Kerosine lamp in the boat-house.
A 15′ aluminium boatwit a 5 Hp motor in Kalvvatn.
4 life jackets, 70-90 kg, lie in the boat-house. Other sizes must be brought by our guests.
On the west side of Øvre Kalvvatn, about 20 metres from the lake.
By car up to the boat-house. Exit sign towards Kalvvatn from E-6, about 9.5 km north of Namsskogan. From there you drive on a construction road with a road block, 23 km to the boat-house.
M711- series: nr. 1825 II
Boat-house: UTM 72254090- 33W 0405300
Arrival: Key to the road block for the construction road and for the boat-house at the inn Nams- Inn in Namskogan. Tlf. 74 33 44 99
In a garage at Nams- Inn there is a freezer that our guest can employ during the stay.
Fishing/hunting guide can be organized on request.
There is no net coverage in the cabin.
Price & booking
Total price per week (price is valid for up to 4 persons).
02/07 – 03/09 NOK. 16.500,-
Equals approx. NOK 580per person per day if you are 4 guests.
Cabin, fishing rights, boat with outboard engine, fuel, firewood, propane etc.
Price is valid for up to 4 persons. For more than 4 persons, there is an extra cost of NOK 1000/person/week.
More info about the area
The Kalvvatn-area lies far into the mountains. This 40 000 acres large area is let out with exclusive rights for our guests. Here you can spend undisturbed time with your friends. You will only meet laps herding their reindeer. This is a wonderful place to spend a week in the high mountains, fishing from lake to lake, and it is one of our best grouse hunting areas.
This cabin is very small and simple, it is originally a boat house, built in connection with the dam construction. It is insulated, and can house 2-4 people, a sami tent offers more places if necessary. Even if it is primitive, this boat house has a propane burner that makes cooking easy. Drinking water just outside the door! This is one of the simplest, and many will find it the most exclusive, lodgings on the estate!
The cabin lies close to a dam for hydroelectric power. The area is therefore not “untouched” as the other parts of the estate. The Kalvvatn lake has a regulation zone, but holds good size fish, and is also used for easy transportation to many of the surrounding lakes.
On request we can arrange for our guide to meet you where you leave the E6, to accompany you to the lodge and inform you about the area and the Fishing. To some extent we can tailor make guiding and assistance for you. (Not included in the price).
You must bring your own bed linen or sleeping bags.
A 15 feet aluminums boat in Kalvvatn with outboard engine is included. Mobile phone coverage at some spots in the mountain (marginal coverage 100 meters from cabin). The pension house “Nams inn” at Namskandan will give you the key to the cabin and key to open the road barrier of the construction road. Life-jackets available upon request. It is the customers responsibility to follow regulations
History of Granbostad and Åbjørdalen
The settlement around Åbjørvatn may date back as far to prehistorical times. Living conditions were good for growing grain, keeping cattle, for fishing and hunting. The area was and still is, very remote. We know of at least one farm here in the iron age, and several archaeological finds and burial mounds date back to the Vikings.
The farmers at Granbostad were freeholders up to 1874 when Ulrik Sverdrup, father of the polar explorer,Otto Sverdrup, bought the farm. Succeeding tenant farmers at Åbjøra and Granbostad came from Trøndelag around 1900 .
Tuberculoses was a common cause of death. A tenant at Granbostad lost 11 out of 14 children as well as his wife in tuberculoses. He then left the farm, but died of the same disease shortly after.
The last tenants at Granbostad were Svanhild and Jarle Nilsen from Åbygda. They had 4 children and worked the farm from 1961 to 1965. Thereafter no one has lived there permanently.
Åbjøra was one of the most remote areas in Bindal, with difficult access to the rest of the community. Yet there was a rather big farm here in the Viking age. Archaeological digs in 1905 revealed a tomb with a sceleton, parts of a double-edged sword, a spear point and a scythe blade from the 9th century. Another search, in 1973, disclosed 5 grave-mounds, one 20 metres long, and a house-site, 30-35 metres long and 8 metres wide, all of it most likely from the 9th century. You can see the grave-mounds and site of the house near the farm.
The first farmer, Jon, is mentioned in 1611. As from 1647 there were 2 farms at Åbjøra and the farmers, like at Granbostad, were freeholders up to 1874, when Ulrik Sverdrup bought both farms.. One of the last freeholders was named Svend, so one of the farms was called «Sveingarden»(Svein’s farm). One of the tenants, Karl Magnus Welde, came to Åbjøra in 1877 and is remembered for his brave battle with a bear. A note board on the farm tells you the story in detail.
The last tenant was the lap, Johan Westerfjell. He grew up at Klarem, much further into the valley were his father, Peder Johnsen Westerfjell had made a living. Johan Westerfjell left Åbjøra in 1954 and the farm has been abandoned ever since. It was a rough life. The weather here is quite warm at summer-time, so they farmed their own supplies of grain, potatoes and vegetables. They kept a couple of cows they hunted and fished and at a certain time they even had a fox farm. Whatever special suplies they needed had to be carried over the mountains, heavy things pulled on sleighs at winter-time.
The old farmhouse is still there, the rest of the buildings long since gone. The house is said to be haunted. Some old and worn children’s shoes hang on the wall by the stove and must not, for your own safety, be removed. The shoes belonged to a girl who died there under mysterious circumstances.
The river Åbjøra was used for transporting logs from Oksdalen to the fjord,. The last floating took place in 1972.
This is Klarem built at the end of the 1930s by the lap, Peder Johnsen Westerfjell, and his family. When asked why he chose to settle so far away into the wilderness, he answered “It is so central”! Getting to the shops at Terråk took him 2 days, while the youngest sons at Klarem could manage a trip to the shop at Majavatn in one day and night. Not exactly what most of us would call “central”. Just study the distances on a map.
They cultivated the land and grew potatoes, had forage for a horse and 2-3 cows. The forage was cut in remote mountain fields and pulled home on sleighs during wintertime. They also had reindeers and were self supplied with food and essentials.
They built a log house, but Peder Johnsen prefered the lavvo, a sami tent, he set up in front of the house. There was a shed for the animals, a tool shed and a kind of cellar for storing food.
Looking at the size of the logs, you wonder how they managed to fell the trees and build the houses using man power only.
Ski or hike to Klarem and you will see remains of the houses as well as open home fields where moose often choose to lie down to rest and sleep.
Peder Johnsen is also responsible for some of the fine fish you now catch in a number of lakes. He and his sons caught fish in the river and released their catch in various lakes. A female lap, Nilsine carried fish from the river to the lakes by Kalvatn, which now are known as «Nilsinetjønnene» (Nilsine’s lakes).
Englishmen staying at Horstad in Åbygda were interested in fishing and hunting further into the valley. For that purpose a naval officer, Mr. Rowson, built this handsome cabin at Åbjørnesset, downstream from the farm Åbjøra. After Mr. Rowson’s time, the cabin was taken down and the materials used to build two cabins to house lumbermen working in the valley of Åbjøra. The existing smaller cabin at Åbjørnesset was built later.