Water activity

Rovaniemi: Ice Fishing Experience

4.4 / 5

80 reviews

Activity provider: Wild about Lapland
Water activity

Rovaniemi: Ice Fishing Experience

Activity provider: Wild about Lapland
Likely to sell out

From US$ 85.13 per person

Likely to sell out

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

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
If your accommodation is in the Rovaniemi city center, please arrive at the activity provider's office at Rovakatu 24, 96200 Rovaniemi. If you are not staying in the city center and your accommodation is not listed, email the activity provider to arrange an alternative pickup possibility.
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 fishing hole.  
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional winter clothing and boots
  • Ice Fishing gear and equipment
  • Hot drinks
  • Snack
  • Professional guide

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • This tour operates in all weather conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 80 reviews

    Review summary

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    We were so lucky with the weather and our guide ( I think it was Maria ) was such a sun! She shared bits from her experience in Finland and made our stay wonderful. She went above and beyond! We didn't catch any fish but we caught feelings for the beautiful scenery. We drilled our own holes and truly got the arctic fishing experience.

    March 13, 2023

    This was one of our best experiences during our visit. I was afraid that my indomitable 6 and 8 year olds would not enjoy it, but was wrong! The setting is stunning; our guide, Jonathan, was great with everyone; we failed to catch anything, but welcomed the sausages we cooked over the fire in the tipi...

    December 12, 2022

    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.

    December 30, 2021

    Product ID: 195392