Fishing Lapland
Fishing Lapland


Lapland - not an ordinary place

Lapland is a travel destination of contrasts and unique natural phenomena: The Polar Night, the Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun and Autumn Leaf Colour all have their place in the eight seasons of Lapland. A trip to Lapland is about wild adventures and exotic experiences.

If you’re done with the ordinary, you just might be ready for Lapland.

Fishing Lapland
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Everyone's right

Mystic and ascetic, two words which describe the Finnish nature. You are free to experience it just like any other ordinary citizen if you respect the public rules set to it known as everyman’s right.

Close your eyes and imagine yourself walking freely in the woods while enjoying the silence and picking some berries for a light snack. In the evening you can set up your tent for a night and sleep under the stars. All of this is possible as long as you keep a reasonable distance from homes and don’t leave any litter behind.

Quick facts for Fishermen

The length of the Artery river is 520km as counted from Lake Kilpisjärvi to the Bothnian Bay. 

Total coverage of the river system is 40 157km² which of 14 480 km² located in Finland.

Main fishing season in Finnish Lapland is from late May till September. 

Pike can be fished at open waters, but also during winter. Salmon season on the artery river 1.6 -31.8 Väylä = the artery of Arctic Europe


5 Things to remember

#1 Respect the nature and the silence and other people enjoying it.

#2 What you can carry into the wilderness, you should be able to carry back. Always.

#3 Talk to the locals, use their services and get secret tips from them.

#4 Enjoy the weather conditions, which may vary a lot. Dress accordingly and check the forecast from your service of trust.

#5 Take out your camera and share your experience with #fishinglapland


Why have four, if you can have eight of them?

Usually the talk is about four seasons, but Lapland actually boasts with eight of them. The nature is overwhelming and unique at all times, and there are no words to describe these phenomena – you’ll have to experience them for yourself.


Spring time starts in May showing how the nature wakes up after a long winter. Melting snow affects usually some flooding in the rivers.


Summer time starts in June and lasts till the end of July. This is the period when sun doesn’t set at all and gives you the opportunity to live without a clock.


August is harvesting time here as elsewhere, opening the possibility to pick berries and everything else that grows in the forest. Colours of the nature start to burst up.


Main autumn month is September showing of the colours in the trees and fjells. This is the time to take phenomenal landscape photos and fish the lakes for pike. Note that the colorful time is shorter the norther you go.


First snow settles down up here in October-November. This is also a period of time when you have the opportunity to observe how the nature and animals get ready for the winter.


Polar night, that is called “kaamos” by the locals, starts in December. This is the time when you can experience the endless night and the auroras.


January and February holds the legacy of the time that is called "the heart of winter" as they are usually very cold and dark months. This time of the year you have a chance to catch big Arctic Chars in lake Kilpisjärvi


Winter starts to turn towards spring in beginning of March and that transition with sunny skiing days last till the end of April. Ice fishing is the most popular style of fishing at this time of the year. You have a great chance to find big pike and perch at the lakes of the area. Up in Kilpisjärvi region you have the best time for ice fishing of Arctic char. 

Fishing Lapland