Snow Shoeing and Ice fishing Tour
The smaller the group the bigger the experience, as listening to the wilderness is better done in silence.
This tour allows you to really feel what it is to head deep into the Arctic forests to try and find some food. We will Snow Shoe through old forests and across a frozen lake in order to get to the perfect spot for Ice Fishing.
During this tour, you will learn basic survival skills and fire making skills along with learning how to walk in Snow Shoes!
We will drive 20 Kilometres north from Rovaniemi into the Arctic circle, then walk for up to 2km 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 your 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).
By the end of the tour, you will be a fully qualified and hopefully, successful ice fisher.
This is also a great opportunity for those of you who are photo enthusiasts, so please bring your cameras along (just try not to drop them in the ice holes)!
Please inform us if you have any dietary requirements!
Ice Fishing Tour
Our ice fishing tour takes you 20 Kilometres north of Rovaniemi into the Arctic circle, the destination is one that will make you fully aware of the raw Arctic beauty.
Once you arrive you will have a short 5-10 minute walk through an old forest, then suddenly, the trees will stop and an open area full of ice and snow will appear as far as the eye can see. This place always seems to restore peace and a sense of happiness to those who spend time there (even if you go every day), as it is a bit of a local secret.
During this tour, you will be taught different ways to appreciate this special environment. The Ice fishing itself is a great way to experience the silence of the wilderness and to experience a cultural activity that a lot of locals do everyday, to catch food for themselves and their dogs. As soon as a fish is caught (of a decent size) we will prepare it and cook it straight over the fire, if the fish are undersized we will always return them to the ice.
The tour also gives you an insight into the difficulties people in the Arctic areas have had over the ages to simply get food.
Your guide will explain how the local people fish with nets under ice that is up to a metre thick and you will also get to try and drill your own fishing hole.
Pricing – €70
Duration: 3 Hrs
Time: 10:30 am
Pickup: From your accommodation!
Solo Traveller + €30 unless other participants are already booked!
Pricing – €105
Duration: 4 Hrs
Time: 10:30 am
Days: Any day
Pick up: from your accommodation!
Solo Traveller + €40. This extra charge is only if the tour is being run for that one individual.