Salted, Cured and Smoked Salmon

Established in 1979, Njardar became a joint stock company (AS) in 1995. The company is ideally situated on the west coast of Norway, near one of the best fishing grounds for cod, herring and mackerel. Njardar AS specializes in the production of salted herring and mackerel, smoked herring and mackerel, herring products and clipfish (dried, salted cod).

About us


We are a family company with a special purpose: to make the best salted and smoked seafood. We are proud to be one of the last company that use traditional methods.

Traditional Family Business

Njardar’s holding company, Njardar Fiskeindustri Limited, is a family business now in its third generation. The compnay started producting cod liver oil and clipfish in 1901, and opened its first smokehouse in 1927. Njardar’s fish products are made according to the traditional methods.

A Presidium Company

The Presidium is working to educate consumers about this product, revive traditional production techniques at risk of extinction and support small-scale sustainable fishing.

Presidium coordinator

Lise Nymark

tel. +47 70084100

Presidium supported by

Herøy Kommune

Møre og Romsdal Fosnavåg

Export Markets

Njardar’s main export markets are:

  • The Mediterranean countries
  • The West Indies
  • North and South America
  • The EU
  • Australia
  • The Persisan Gulf States

Brand Names

Njardar produces fish product under the following brand names:

  • ATCO 1907
  • Borealis
  • El Noruego
  • Neptun
  • Polar
  • Norge-Sild
  • Norwegian Tradition Smoked Salmon


Njardar’s products include:

  • Smoked herring and mackerel
  • Smoked herring and mackerel fillets
  • Smoked salmon traditional
  • Salted herring and mackerel
  • Clipfish (dried, salted cod)
  • Salted herring and mackerel fillets
  • Wet-salted cod and cod fillets