• Three different package combinations

    Salmon fishing

    Price that includes cabin rental, boat in Lake Åbjørvatn, petrol, firewood, propane, etc. Included in the price is fishing in the two salmon rivers Åelva and Terråkelva in addition to a large number of lakes and streams. On the 7km beat of river Åelva you will find some of the best spots in the entire river. These pools and rapids hold a dense population of salmon. Åelva is the best salmon river in the area. It also has a good stock of big sea trout. In the river Terråkelva, the salmon and sea trout are plentiful. The river is perfect for light tackle. Price includes 4 rods for 7 days in both river Åelva and Terråkelva.

    Trout and char fishing

    Mountain- and trolling or boat fishing in Lake Åbjørvatn. You have access to a wide variety of mountain lakes, forest lakes, and small streams and rivers to fish. This package is excellent if you would like to do a bit of hiking, fishing, and adventure. Large areas with little-to-no people and lots of opportunities. You have lakes and small ponds that are easily accessed from the cabin, where you also have mountain lakes that takes a while to walk to. Remember, for the first half of summer, there is complete daylight all night – so you can take long hikes without losing light.

    Family package

    This is available for those who are not interested in either mountain fishing, lake fishing, or salmon fishing. The cabin has 10 beds and is equipped for a pleasant stay with the family. You will still have the possibility to fish in the local ponds, lakes and mountain range, without having to rent the boat rental in Lake Åbjørvatn. This package is more suited if you plan to be a larger group than 6 people.

    Prices are found further down on the page.

  • Comfortable cabin with 10. beds

    Bruksbo is a pleasant cabin of a good standard, approx. 110 m2. The cabin is situated on its own, and the outside area extends down to the water’s edge.

    The cabin has a kitchen with a propane stove and a propane fridge. The cabin is fitted with a solar panel with 230 V converter and USB charger. A view of the water can be seen from the large living room, which has a wood-burning stove and a sofa suite. Outside there is a terrace with a gas grill and there is also an area where you can relax next to an outside fireplace. 5 bedrooms with a total of 10 beds.

  • The perfect combination of easy access and magnificent scenery

    Bruksbo is situated at the outlet of Åbjørvatn in the Åbjøra watercourse. Fishing for brown trout and arctic char is available at your doorsteps.

    A forest road takes you to the cabin. A few cabins belonging to the local population lie in the area, but they cannot be seen or heard from your cabin (it is about 700 m walking distance to the nearest neighbour). The location is suitable for 4–10 persons.


Sea trout and salmon

Fishing licence for approximately 7 kilometres of the Åelva river is included in the price. The salmon and sea trout populations of the Åelva river is one of the best in the region, and this 7km beat holds some of the best fishing spots in the river. The river is ideal for single hand fly fishing and light spin fishing. Some anglers prefer a two-hand fly rod on higher water levels. The fish ladder built in Åelva river in 2000 makes both lake Åbjørvatn and river Åbjøra available to salmon/sea trout, although all salmon/sea trout caught in the lake or Åbjøra river should be released.

River Åelva is a large-bodied river that has relatively large water level variations during the season. The middle water level is recommended to be optimal for salmon fishing. The early season and the late season usually has relatively high water levels, whereas the middle part of the season differs a lot more from year to year. However, in normal conditions, the middle part of the season is usually some of the best fishing in the upper river beat, especially for salmon. For sea trout, usually, August is recommended, whilst the early season has some high-quality salmon- and sea-run char fishing in the lower beat of the river.

Fishing season River Åelva: 01.06 – 31. august. Salmon Lower River: 01.06 – 30.06. Salmon Upper River: 15.06 – 15.07.
Sea trout and sea-run char: 01.06 – 31.08 The whole river
Fishing regulations and rules: See Fishing rules for the Plahte Estate

A stay at Bruksbo also includes fishing license in the Terråk river which lies a 40min drive from the cabin. The Terråk river runs right through the town of Terråk and is easily accessed from the road or trail. The river holds both large salmon and sea trout. We recommend trying the Terråk river in combination with a trip to the local grocery market.

Trout and arctic char

Lake Åbjørvatn is easily accessed from the cabin. The lake has large shallow areas on its west side and gets deeper towards the east side. On the far side of the lake, by the inlet of the river Åbjøra, there’s a shallow area well suited for fishing from the boat. Traditionally both spin fishing and fly fishing fish well in the lake. If you want to go for the really big fish, try trolling with large lures such as Rapala and Tomic. Fish up to 1.5kg is not unusual and there’s been caught trout over 4kgs in the lake. The average weight is however about 250g and the fish is of good quality. It’s a dense population of arctic char in Åbjørvatn. Although larger specimens do exist the char is usually of a small size.

The fishing right is also valid for several forest and mountain lakes. Some of which are easily accessed and others require some serious hiking. For the experienced hikers, we recommend Nillsfinntjørnin, Kjerringdalstjørna, Flåtjøra, and Skarstadfuglvatnet. Those who just want to catch fish in a lake without hiking for several hours should try Glømmvatna, Hemmingslitjønna, lomlitjønna, austerengtjønna, or Sandsskartjørna. It’s also possible to go fishing in the Terråk area which holds several good lakes ideal for both family fishing or dedicated fly fishermen.

Fishing rules for the Plahte Estate

Hiking and other activities

The area around the cabin is well suited for mountain top hiking, with several spectacular hikes just outside the doorway. Hikes to such as Granbostad mountain, Nova mountain, Glømtind, Nonselv mountain, and Fuglstad mountain are popular choices. In the Bindal area, there are several short and long hikes that we recommend. For nice weather, we recommend Mulingen and Heilhornet, a 30 minute and 45-minute drive from the cabin.

For those who want to spend more time in the area around the cabin, there are lots of small forest lakes and ponds that are well suited for fishing with the kids. Also, the area holds a lot of Bilberry (blueberry) and Cloudberry that you are welcome to harvest as much as you want. Additionally, there are several good spots for chantarelle in the area around the cabin that is well worth a visit if you stay at the cabin in the late summer.




Traditional cabin with a total of 110 m2. Panelled inside, cover boarding outside. 5 double bedrooms, kitchen, living room with large dining table and sofa group. Shed for wood and outhouse. Boathouse by Åbjørvatn


Practical and good standard. Kitchen table for 10 people, sofa, coffee table and chairs in the living room.

Kitchen utensils:

Plenty of cutlery, plates, pots and pans for 10 persons.

Technical equipment:

Running hot and cold water in the kitchen and for the shower, propane fridge/freezer, propane stove/oven and a wood-burning stove. Solar panel with 12 V chargers and small 230V converter for charging phones etc.

Boats etc.


Boat with 5 Hp outboard engine in Åbjørvatn.

Floating equipment:

4 life jackets for 70-90 kg lie in the boat-house. Other sizes on request.

Other information

Check-in and check-out

You have access to the cabin from 14:00 on arrival day and need to check out before 13:00 on departure day.


About 20 metres from Åbjørvatn with a beautifull view over the lake. About 30 km from Terråk.


By car. Dirt road, suited for normal cars.

Map reference

M711- series: nr. 1825 II and III.


Cabin: UTM 7214783-33W 0390387


Arrival: Our guests will be received at our office Terråk or at Granbostad. This is deceided before arrival. Information about the place and the possibilities in the area will be given.


Made beds on request, must be arranged beforehand. Down quilts and pillows for 10 persons. There are plenty of toilet paper, stearin candles and waste bags are in the cabin.

Guiding etc.

Hunting/hiking guides and cooking services can be organized.


To Rørvik airport: 110 km, Brønnøysund airport: 130 km. Trondheim airport: 300 km.

Net coverage

There is no coverage around the cabin, but on higher locations in the mountains. Some coverage on the road on the top before driving down to Åbjørvatn, and good coverage 10 minuttes drive from the cabin.

Price and booking

Prices 2021

Total price per week. Contact us after placing the booking to specify which package you wish to have.

Trout- and char fishing (with a boat in Lake Åbjørvatn)

15/05 – 12/06 NOK 12.500,-

Equals less than NOK 350 per person per day if you are 6 guests.

12/06 – 04/09 NOK 16.500,-

Equals approx. NOK 400 per person per day if you are 6 guests.

Salmon fishing (River Åelva and Terråk river)

12/06 – 28/06 NOK 26.500,-

Equals approx. NOK 900,- per person per day if you are 4 rods

28/06 – 17/07 NOK 30.000,-

Equals approx. NOK 1050,- per person per day if you are 4 rods

17/06 – 28/08 NOK 26.500,-

Equals approx. NOK 900,- per person per day if you are 4 rods

Family package

Contact us if you would like to rent the cabin for families or large travel groups.


Cabin, fishing rights in two salmon rivers (salmon fishing package) and a large number of lakes, boat with outboard engine in Åbjørvatn (trout- and char package), fuel, firewood, propane, toilet paper, candles, soap, paraffin, etc.

Price is valid for up to 6 persons. For more than 6 persons, there is an extra cost of NOK 2000/person/week. For the salmon fishing package, it includes fishing licenses for 4 people (4 rods) for 7 days, but the travel group can be 6 persons, where two are non-fishing travel companions. Extra pay is required for groups larger than 6 persons. The family package is based on 8 persons, where children under age 14 do not count towards the travel group.

If you order the cabin through web booking, the price will come up as the trout and char fishing package. Please contact us if you would like to have the salmon fishing package or family package.  

Do you have any questions? Please take contact with us:


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More info about the area


Bruksbo lies next to the Åbjøra lake, beautifully overlooking the water and its surrounding mountains. Just outside the cabin door, you can find blueberries and the closest fishing spot is only 20 meters away. There are a few cabins in the area belonging to local people, but none so close that they can be seen or heard from the cabin.

Bruksbo is a traditional Norwegian cabin that has been modernized with a propane kitchen with fridge/freezer, a propane heated water system and solar panel.

Abjora watercourse

The 15 km. long river Åelva runs from the lake to the fjord. This is one of the best salmon rivers in the northern part of Norway. Fishing is not included, but can be bought at a resonable price. In the river you can meet other fishermen, but it is selldom crowded. Parts of the river lies in a canyon and you need to walk a few hundred meters to get to the best spots.

Boat with outboard engine in the Åbjøra lake is included. In the autumn you will normally find an abundance of mushrooms and berries (blueberries, wild raspberries, mountain cranberries, cloudberries) that you are free to collect.

Other information:

The offer is based on weekly rental. Arrival at our office or at the Åbjøra lake on Saturdays at 1400 hrs. Departure next Saturday at 1300 hrs. Other times and durability can be agreed upon.

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.



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