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Ice Fishing in Rovaniemi
Activities in Rovaniemi

Ice Fishing in Rovaniemi

  • English English
  • 3 hours

Have a unique experience in the Arctic! On this tour you'll learn how to start a fire in the cold and you'll ice fish like a true local. 

Rovaniemi Ice Fishing Itinerary

We'll come and pick you up from your hotel at the selected time and head to one of the prettiest areas in the Arctic circle. During the approximately half an hour journey we'll enjoy the snowy scenery and fir tree forests of northern Rovaniemi. The natural beauty of the world's coldest city will leave you lost for words!

Having found the perfect spot on the lake, we'll dig a hole in the ice and wait for a fish to bite onto the hook. During the winter months, the layer of ice in northern Rovaniemi can reach a depth of up to one metre. Our guide will tell you all about the technique and tricks needed to fish in the Arctic ice. All you need to worry about is being patient and enjoying the unique surroundings.

The guide will then head to find some wood to prepare a lakeside bonfire, and you'll learn how to start a fire; a complicated task in the frozen forests of Lapland! When the fire's lit we'll cook our catches and enjoy the warmth. What a treat!

Throughout the tour not only will we enjoy unique, magnificent landscapes, but we'll also go home with some incredible photos of us ice fishing in Lapland as well as a cultural insight into the local lifestyle! Having been christened as expert fishermen in some of the most difficult conditions around, we'll take you back to your hotel in Rovaniemi.

Pick up

You can book pick up from the following hotels:

  • Custom Pick Up
  • Arctic City Hotel
  • Arctic Light Hotel
  • Arctic Treehouse Hotel
  • Guesthouse Borealis
  • Hostel Cafe Koti
  • Hotel Aakenus
  • Hotel Pohjankaira
  • Hotel Rudolf
  • Hotel Santa Claus
  • Hotel Scandic Pohjanhovi
  • Hotel Scandic Polar
  • Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi City
  • Kotareitti Apartments
  • Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
  • Lomavekarit
  • Napapiirin Saarituvat
  • Nova Skyland Hotel
  • Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
  • Santa Claus Holiday Village
  • Santa's Glass Igloos
  • Santasport
  • SnowMan Glass World Resort
  • Wild About Lapland office

If you don't book pick up, you can meet us at our office at Kansankatu 14, 96100 Rovaniemi (Finland). 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Adults Children between 4 and 17 years old
US$ 76.70
US$ 57.50
  • Adults

    US$ 76.70
  • Children between 4 and 17 years old

    US$ 57.50

More Information


3 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Winter clothing and shoes.

Fishing equipment.

Drinks and snacks around the fire.

Not included

Alcoholic drinks.


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 76.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 15 days before


Free! Free cancellation up to 15 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.