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Lake Inari Ice fishing Safari

Experience the art of Arctic ice fishing on this scenic 5-hour trip from Saariselkä. With a professional local fisherman as your guide, travel into the snowy countryside around Saariselkä and enjoy a snowmobile-pulled sleigh ride to a beautiful frozen lake.

Receive your own fishing rod, get instructions and try your hand at ice fishing in true Lappish style. Admire the scenery as you wait for a bite and with luck, catch a fish or two. Conclude with a tasty lunch and drinks by the campfire before your return by sleigh ride.

You will be picket up from Ivalo / Saariselkä or Kakslauttanen. We will drive by minibuss to Safari Office which is located near Ivalo center. There you will get thermal outfits and shoes.
Drive from Ivalo approximately 9 miles ( 15 kilometers) to a small village called Koppelo.

Snowmobiles and sledges are waiting for you and the journey starts to a secret fishing place. You will travel in the comfort of a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile. You will try your fishing luck on the lake, everyone gets his or her own ice fishing rod to fish.
You will use either a worm or a maggot to catch the fish. Enjoy a lunch and hot drinks by the open fire. You can also just relax by the campfire and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. This is a great trip even if you are not interested in fishing.
• November - April
• every day
• pick-up time: at 8:40 - 9:15 AM
• duration: 5-6 h
• minimum: 2 people
Attention: you may start the safari in Saariselkä, Kakslauttanen or Ivalo

Price / sitting in a sleigh pulled by snowmobile

• Saariselkä: 149 € / person
• Kakslauttanen: 169 € / person
• Ivalo: 129 € / person
• child 7-14 yrs -50 %
Attention: not recommended for small children

Pick-up place and -time

• Kakslauttanen: East Village reception / West Village reception
• pick-up approx. at 8:40

• Saariselkä: Holiday Club Saariselkä
• pick-up approx.at 9:00

• Ivalo: hotels in Ivalo area
• pick-up approx. at 9:15

Price includes

• return transfers
• thermal outfit
• local guide
• fishing equipment
• campfire lunch (please inform if food allergies)
• hot drinks


• a binding booking and payment previous day by 4 PM
• closer than 3 days, please contact Saariselkä Booking


When booking online, please inform the following details on "Message to the booking":
• pick-up hotel
• food allergies
• age of child
Producer: Lenje Avoin Yhtiö , y-2196195-1.
Winter 2019-2020, updated 01/20. We reserve the right to make changes.