Sharks in Norway

As the oceans around Norway are cold, there aren’t many sharks living there. Some of the sharks living in Norway include the basking shark, the porbeagle shark, the school shark, and the spiny dogfish.

Sharks in Norway

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Norway

Species Maximum


Basking Shark 23-30 feet Not aggressive
Blackmouth Catshark 2-2.2 feet Not aggressive
Bluntnose Sixgill Shark 15-20 feet Moderately aggressive (rarely targets humans, reports of just one provoked attack)
Common Thresher Shark 12-18 feet Not aggressive
Greenland Shark 7.9–14.1 feet Not aggressive
Porbeagle Shark 6-12 feet Not aggressive
School Shark 6-7 feet Not aggressive
Shortfin Mako Shark 6.5-9.5 feet Highly aggressive
Small Spotted Catshark 2.5-3 feet Not aggressive
Spiny Dogfish 2.5-3.5 feet Not aggressive (due to their small size)
Velvet Belly Lanternshark 1-2 feet Not aggressive

Recent Cases of Shark Attacks in Norway >>



The only reported shark attack was from a small spotted catshark attempting to bite a diver. Naturally, he did not suffer any severe injuries.


No, the waters of Norway are too cold for a great white to survive. However, thanks to rising temperatures, the oceans around Norway may eventually become warm enough for the large shark.

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