This tour allows you to experience Lapland nature at its best with two local activities combined – snowshoeing through the forests and ice fishing on an immense frozen lake.
After being picked up and given proper winter clothing/boots (it can be as cold as -30°C in Lapland!), your guide will drive you around 20 km away from Rovaniemi to find the perfect peaceful place to start your trip. Before heading into the forests, you will be given some instructions on how to use the snowshoes and walk on snow. As you snowshoe through the quiet snowy landscapes, you will already feel the harmony of Lapland nature that surrounds you.
Soon you will end up in an immense open area made of ice and snow. It is time to find a promising spot on the lake and try to catch your lunch! Your guide will help you drill your own hole in the ice and will teach you the basic techniques of how to ice fish. Then, it is just a matter of time and patience before you can feel the first bites! This is just the perfect moment to appreciate the silence that reigns over the lake.
While you will be fishing, your guide will chop wood and prepare a fire on the shores for you. Some typical Finnish snacks and hot drinks will be waiting for you around the fire and will offer a convivial opportunity for your guide to answering all your questions about life in the Arctic and Lapland in general. If you manage to catch a fish (of a decent size), your guide will happily prepare it, cook it straight over the fire and add it to the menu of the day! If the fish are undersized, we will quickly return them to the ice without unnecessarily harming them.
After this ice fishing experience, it will be time to put back on the snowshoes and head back to Rovaniemi!
On all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 travellers maximum. It is very important for us to provide you with the best experience possible, and avoid mass tourism. This way, your guide will know you better and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions. Also, concerning ice fishing, keeping our groups small allows our guests to fully experience the peaceful silence of Lapland nature. As we usually say – the smaller the group, the bigger the experience!
- Hotel pick-up/drop-off for accommodations outside the city center,
- Equipment needed for snowshoeing and ice fishing,
- Professional winter clothing/boots,
- Finnish snacks and hot drinks,
- Professional guide,
- All taxes, fees and handling charges.
An appetite for a mini adventure and gentle exercise. This tour is a great opportunity for all those of you who are photo enthusiasts, so do not forget to bring your cameras along!
The tour operates in all weather conditions, we can provide you with winter clothing but due to Covid-19 it is preferable that you are dressed suitably upon pick up.
The tour is not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions. A small amount of walking is involved. Not wheelchair accessible
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the the mentioned. Pick up time will be confirmed in the morning and may be adapted on the weather conditions.
COVID-19: Your safety is our priority! Because of the Covid-19, we have taken additional measures to limit the risks of contagion and similar risks during our tours. Now more than ever, it makes even more sense for us to keep our philosophy of small group tours and to refuse mass tourism. Check our sanitary policy here.
- Alcoholic drinks.
Meeting point : Wild about Lapland
Pickup is offered in following places
- Apukka Resort (a 40€ supplement might be asked – please contact us)
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
- Santa Claus Holiday Village
- Walk in the office