Fishing in Lapland, Finland

Fishing in Finnish Lapland offers a unique and exciting experience for anglers. Lapland, located in the northernmost part of Finland, is known for its pristine wilderness, crystal-clear rivers, and abundant fish populations.

Extreme wilderness fishing excursions

We offer guided fishing trips in the Käsivarsi area, located in the northwest region of Lapland, Finland. Käsivarsi is renowned for offering the finest grayling fishing spots in all of Finland. 

Our target group for these trips are fishers, who are confident staying outdoors with heat, cold, rain and mosquitoes. You need to be an adventurous explorer ready for an expedition to the wilderness. 

You will get life-long memories and most likely the biggest grayling of your life. The absence of phone connection gives you a special experience we call a “fishing state of mind”.

The best time for fishing is July and August. August provides cooler days, darker nights and less mosquitoes.

Facilities in wilderness

You’ll be staying at a spike camp situated along the river. The expedition base camp can be set up to a location equipped with an outdoor toilet and a traditional wooden shelter known as a “lean-to.” The lean-to serves as a reliable rain shelter and a convenient kitchen space.

Full service package

Our “Extreme wilderness fishing excursions” are now available for the summer of 2024. We make sure each trip is tailored to your preferences. Everything you need for the trip is included, except for the flight tickets to Kittilä airport, which you need to arrange yourself.

When you arrive in Kittilä, we provide accommodation for the nights you arrive and depart. The accommodation is in Levi ski resort, 15 minutes drive from the airport. The Käsivarsi region is 2,5 hours drive from Levi. During the trip, we take care of all transportation needs, whether it’s a van, ATV, helicopter or a boat. You can decide how long the trip lasts, but we suggest having at least three full fishing days on the river. Fishing guiding is provided all the time if wanted.

Your group will have a private experience, and during any given week, you’ll be the only guests we host. If you’re interested, you can send an email or call Jukka to inquire about the trips, and together we can plan the ultimate fishing adventure in the Lapland wilderness.

Less extreme fishing choices in Käsivarsi

You can enjoy easily accessible grayling fishing near roads. Planning a fishing trip with accommodation in apartments or cabins is possible, as there are many options in Kilpisjärvi village. You’ll have a comfortable place to sleep and the opportunity for guided day trips to fishing spots nearby. Even near roads you can catch over 50cm graylings.

Fly fishing or spin casting

We primarily engage in fly fishing, which we consider the preferred method for our fishing excursions. Your guide Jukka, is an avid fly fisher. However, if you prefer spin casting as your fishing style, we can accommodate that as well. We have an inflatable boat in our use at the river, so we can cover many kilometers along the river.

Exclusive fishing experience for you

Our fishing excursions are tailored for private groups, ensuring an exclusive experience with minimal encounters with other anglers. There might be days when we do not see any other fishermen on the river. We navigate the river by boat, strategically selecting fishing spots based on prevailing conditions. In this unspoiled Käsivarsi region of Lapland, nature thrives in its pristine state, surrounded by untamed forests, tundra, and swamps.

Sustainable fishing

Our commitment lies in catching only wild fish from sustainable populations. As part of the adventure, eating our catch adds to the experience. Guided by the principle of selective fishing, we prioritize the release of the largest specimens.

Break your record

Our trips in Käsivarsi are designed for individuals seeking to surpass their personal grayling records. The grayling population in this area is remarkable, boasting impressive average sizes. Here, you can encounter grayling measuring around 55 cm and weighing over 1.5 kg.

While the Baltic salmon is also a potential catch on our excursions, our primary focus remains on Grayling.

Safety on our fishing expeditions

At Juki Tours, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our clients. Your guide Jukka, is certified and trained in Wilderness Medical Associates first aid training. This certification ensures that Jukka has received training in wilderness first aid, equipping him with the necessary skills to handle potential medical situations that may arise during our fishing excursions.

For emergencies, we equip ourselves with a Garmin InReach device to establish contact and request evacuation assistance if needed.

Hiring a fishing guide

You can hire a guide for a day. The price is 490€/day for 1-2 people. This includes guiding, an inflatable boat+motor and lunch. These are tailored fishing trips and we can negotiate the destination according to your preferences regarding the species and environment. 

The fishing destinations near the Levi area, while fish populations may be smaller, the advantage lies in the accessibility of fishing spots for convenient day trips from Levi. Despite the smaller size of the fish, these waters still offer exciting angling opportunities. In the Levi area, anglers have a chance to catch a variety of fish species, including Grayling, Trout, Pike, and Perch.