Water activity

Rovaniemi: Ice Fishing Experience

4.4 / 5

43 reviews

Activity provider: Wild about Lapland Oy

Rovaniemi: Ice Fishing Experience

Activity provider: Wild about Lapland Oy
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From £59 per person

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Learn the local Finnish art of ice fishing from a local guide and experience Arctic magic. Drill your own fishing hole, catch and cook your own fish, and learn about the local culture of this stunning part of the Arctic.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up from your accommodation in Rovaniemi
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Embrace the outdoors in the Finnish wilderness
  • Learn how to ice fish
  • Enjoy the small group atmosphere with a local guide
Full description
Learn the art of ice fishing from a local guide and experience the Arctic magic. Enjoy a short 5-10 minute walk through an old forest before arriving at an open area full of ice and snow as far as the eye can see. During this tour, you will experience a cultural activity that locals take part in every day to catch food for themselves and their dogs. As soon as you catch a big fish, it will be cooked straight over the fire. If the fish are undersized, they will always be returned to the ice. Join this tour to gain insight into the difficulties people in the Arctic areas have faced throughout the ages to simply get food. Your guide will explain how the locals fish with nets under the ice that are up to a meter thick and you will also get to try to drill your own fishing hole.  
  • Pick up from accommodation
  • Snack
  • Warm clothes
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • Warm clothing

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    • This tour operates in all weather conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 43 reviews

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    We were in the middle of a frozen lake covered in snow. We didn't manage to catch any fish, but it was a unique moment of relaxation which I think can only be found here in Lapland. Our guide had brought cheddar chili sausages which allowed us to eat well despite everything.

    30 December 2021

    Ves was our guide and did great. He taught us what trees there are in the forest and what the reindeers eat. Fishing was also nice, we didn't catch anything but just sitting and watching with the great view was a good experience too. We fried some sausages in the tipi afterwards.

    1 March 2020

    Be prepared to get very cold! Well organized activity, the guide picked us up directly at the hotel and from Rovaniemi we moved out of the city. We started with a nice snowshoe hike in the woods to reach the frozen lake. All the necessary material was provided to us directly by them: snowshoes, boots, overalls, fishing rods, etc. Once we arrived at our destination, we were told how to make the hole in the ice, how to use the fishing rod and we went to the Opera. Meanwhile, the guide has prepared and lit a bonfire to heat drinks and sausages. Unfortunately we were unlucky and in general no one in our group was able to catch something, it's a lot of luck, but a great experience. But get ready for the cold, obviously standing still to fish the cold you feel it all right!

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    7 January 2020

    Product ID: 195392