Salmon Ice Fishing

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Salmon Ice Fishing

Experience this traditional Finnish winter activity. Carve your way through the ice and catch your own fish!

119€/adult; 59€/child under 14 years old
Infants under 4y old are free of charge

3-4 hours


Salmon Ice Fishing

Salmon ice fishing is a popular activity in Lapland and during the winter you can see many people or even whole families spending their free time salmon ice fishing. Join us in this activity to feel like a real Finn and to learn something more about the Finnish way of life and culture. If you are lucky, you will catch your own fish. We have salmon in our private lake 🐟 🐟 🐟. Catching one is not guaranteed, you still need a bit of luck and patience, but chances are much higher than in other places.

We will show you how to make a hole into the thick ice and how to use salmon ice-fishing equipment. If you catch a fish and you are interested, we will show you how to clean it during salmon ice fishing. And now the best part! Those who catch a fish can have it prepared or smoked on location or take it and prepare it at home! Otherwise, we will prepare sausage, bread, cookies, and hot juice for you. If you prefer to try some delicious homemade salmon soup πŸ₯£, book it as an extra.

Did you enjoy your time in Parpalandia and you wish to stay longer? We welcome you to book an additional activity as an extra or another tour. We offer favorable prices on our combinations and extras. You can book them online now or ask your guide while in Parpalandia.

Why should you book this tour with us?

Professional guide

Sustainable and
eco-friendly tour

Discounts for groups and families

Authentic local experience

Small group guarantee
There will be a maximum of 8 customers participating in this tour. Thanks to a small-group tour you will get the most of your travels – a personal experience and the feeling like you are traveling with a group of friends.

Hygiene measures and safe travels
β€’ We have enhanced hygiene and cleaning. For example, disinfection is available in our cars and changing room, disinfection is done several times a day, and equipment is disinfected after each use.
β€’ Parpalania is located in the middle of nature. Its location, away from the city, makes it a perfect place for social distancing and avoidance of crowded places.
β€’ We offer free disposable gloves and face masks to our customers (using them is optional).

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts
β€’Β We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
β€’ We will NOT charge a cancellation fee if booking is cancelled more than 24 hours before the event

Please note!

  • Check your pick-up or meeting time on your ticket.Β 
  • Catching a salmon is not guaranteed.
  • The tour might be canceled or rescheduled if there are fewer than 2 adult participants.Β 
  • We will give you winter clothes, but it is better to wear warm layers.
  • Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.Β 
  • Please, let us know your dietary preferences upon the booking.


119 euros/ adult; 59 euros/ child under 14 years old
Group discount for 4 and more adults: 109 euros/adult
319 euros/ family (2 adults + 2 children under 14 years old)
649 euros/ Private tour for max. 4 adults or max. 6 persons (i.e. max. 4 adults and 2 children / infants)
Infants under 4 years old are free of charge

Tour Duration

3-4 hours


20 November - 15 April

Physical Difficulty Level


Suitable For

Adults and children of all ages (although it is recommended that the child is at least 1 year old)

Minimum Participants

2 adults

Maximum Participants


What's Included?

β€’ Professional ice fishing guide
β€’ Fishing equipment
β€’ 1 salmon per couple, if you catch it!
β€’ Snacks: sausage, cookies, and hot juice
β€’ Pick-up and drop-off in Rovaniemi city centre (other locations on request)
β€’ Winter clothes

What's Excluded?

β€’ Salmon soup
β€’ Souvenirs 

Activity Location

Parpalandia - Rajalantie 209, 97140 Rovaniemi

Pick-up in Rovaniemi is included in the price of the tour. Please, be ready at the reception of your hotel or in front of your accommodation at least 5 minutes before the pick-up time.

Please, see the pick-up places and time below:


Pick-up Time

Santa Claus Holiday Village
Santa’s Glass Igloos
SnowMan World
Nova Skyland Hotel

Glass Resort
Arctic Treehouse Hotel
Hostel Ibedcity 

40 minutes before the starting time of the tour

Lapland Hotels Ounasvaara Chalets
Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara
SantaSport Resort

30 minutes before the starting time of the tour

Hotel Aakenus
Hostel Rudolf
Airbnbs with postal code 96300

20 minutes before the starting time of the tour

Guesthouse Borealis
Crystal Arctic Suites
Airbnbs with postal code 96100

10 minutes before the starting time of the tour

Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Scandic Pohjanhovi
Arctic Light Hotel
Hostel Cafe Koti
Scandic Polar
Golden Circle Suites
Airbnbs with postal code 96200

5 minutes before the starting time of the tour

Arctic City Hotel
 HAAWE Boutique Apart Hotel
Santa's Hotel Santa Claus

At the starting time of the tour

Motelli Rovaniemi

15 minutes after the starting time of the tour

* If your accommodation isn’t in the pick-up list, please contact us with a pick-up request.
** If you are accommodated in the city center of Rovaniemi and for any reason cannot meet us at the meeting point, please, contact us.


109 euros/adult if booking for at least 4 adults
319 euros/ familyΒ (2 adults + 2 children under 14 years old)
649 euros/ Private tour

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