This tour allows you to really feel what it is to head deep into the Arctic forests to try and find some food. With your tour guide, you will snowshoe through old forests and across a frozen lake in order to get to the perfect spot for ice fishing. You will learn basic survival skills and fire making skills along with learning how to walk in snowshoes and ice fish!
Your guide will drive far away from Rovaniemi into the Arctic nature. Then you will walk up to 2 km across a frozen lake. Once we have made it through the deep snow to our perfect fishing spot on the ice you will start to prepare your individual spots for fishing and drilling.
While you are fishing. your tour guide will go and chop wood and prepare the fire, but before lighting it they will call you over to show you how we make fire without the use of matches in the Arctic (this can be done in conditions as cold as -30). If you are lucky enough to catch your own fish (only if it is big enough), you may even ask your guide to cook it over the fire!
By the end of the tour, you will be a fully qualified and hopefully a successful ice fisher.
This safari is perfect for families, nature-lovers and all those of you who are photo enthusiasts, so please bring your cameras along (just try not to drop them in the ice holes)!
Equipment needed for snowshoeing and ice fishing
Professional Winter clothing
Snacks, sausages and hot drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
All taxes, fees and handling charges
An appetite for a mini adventure and gentle exercise.
Cold weather clothing is provided
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
A small amount of walking is involved
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Not wheelchair accessible
Hotel pickups commence prior to the start time, please check your pick-up time in the pick-up timetable (here ).
Meeting point: Wild about Lapland
Pickup is offered in following places
- Arctic City Hotel
- Arctic Light Hotel
- Arctic Treehouse Hotel
- Guesthouse Borealis
- Hostel Cafe Koti
- Hotel Aakenus
- Hotel Pohjankaira
- Hotel Rudolf
- Hotel Santa Claus
- Hotel Scandic Pohjanhovi
- Hotel Scandic Polar
- Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi City
- Kotareitti Apartments
- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
- Napapiirin Saarituvat
- Nova Skyland Hotel
- Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
- Santa Claus Holiday Village
- Santa’s Glass Igloos
- SnowMan Glass World Resort
- Wild About Lapland office