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Try your hand at ice fishing on an exciting 3.5-hour trip by snowmobile from Rovaniemi. Hop aboard a 2-person snowmobile and whizz through snow-laden fells and along the frozen Ounasjoki River behind an expert guide. Head for an iced-up lake and try ice fishing: dropping a baited line through a hole into the chilly waters. Wait for bites from fish such as rainbow trout and perch, and later, enjoy your catch cooked up on a crackling campfire with a hot drink. Lastly, zoom back to Rovaniemi on your snowmobile.
3.5-hour ice fishing excursion by snowmobile from Rovaniemi with an expert local guide
Ride your snowmobile along the frozen Ounasjoki River and through wooded fells
Learn how to ice fish on a small, frozen lake in the wilderness
Get tips from your guide as you bait and drop your line through a hole in the ice
Admire the stunning setting as you wait for a bite from fish such as perch or trout
Watch as your guide fillets and fries up your catch on a campfire
Feast on your freshly caught fish or enjoy sausages cooked on the fire if you don’t catch anything
Dress warmly and travel under your own steam to the snowmobile center in Rovaniemi. Alternatively, enjoy a pickup from one of the designated hotels outside town and ride a coach or minivan to the center.
Don your provided thermal suit and helmet, and after a safety briefing and instructions, climb on to your 2-person snowmobile.
When you’re ready, drive in convoy with your guide vehicle at the lead. Take turns to drive or ride pillion and feel the thrill as you zoom through the snow-covered landscapes. Zip along the frozen Ounasjoki River past wintry pine woods and arrive at a lake nestled in the fells.
Leave your snowmobile and enjoy the serenity of the winter wilderness. Then, get tips from your guide on how to ice fish — a skill used by the peoples of Lapland for millennia.
Let your guide prepare the equipment and hole in the ice, and then drop your baited line into the icy waters.
Take a seat near the hole and wait for a bite. Soak up the pristine surroundings, chat quietly to your guide and, with luck, feel a tug on your line from a rainbow trout, perch or another species of fish.
Head back to land and sizzle up your fresh-caught fish on a campfire. If you’ve come back empty-handed, feast on sausages cooked on the fire, all alongside a hot drink.
When the time comes, return to Rovaniemi on your snowmobile and end your tour with a drop-off at the original start point.
Please note: the order of activities as described above may alter on the day of your tour depending on weather conditions, daylight hours and other seasonal factors.