Salmon fishing in Lapland
Salmon fishing in Lapland
After the salmon has finished its long journey up river, and before the fish begins spawning, it is generally easier to catch, and for distraction you will also find grayling and trout. Drifting down stream, we are offered lots of pristine fishing waters that are only available from the raft, and this clear water river is rarely visited, despite the fishing.
The salmon trip is for those of you, who value the combination of wilderness and fishing in clear water rivers. We mostly do drifting trips with smaller groups, and this is the way to see Lapland’s wildlife and hit a river’s best spots. Each day the campsite is located in a new terrain, where you can fly-fish along the river all by yourself. Here north of the Arctic Circle the midnight sun makes it possible to fish day and night. The moose comes down to the river in the evening and early morning, do bring your camera.
Bring high spirits - a drifting salmontrip is a team effort and a great adventure. Ajusting the daily distances, using our expedition equipment and a experienced guide, you are most welcome on board. We cook the fresh ingredients over an open fire under the Arctic sky, and aim to make the primitive days in the wilderness as pleasant as possible. This year we bring a Lavvu with fireplace, where we can sit, eat and stand upright. We spend the night in expedition tents, for more privacy.
Salmon fishing in Lapland - price
Salmon fishing trip in Lapland - 9.950 DKK
5 days salmon fishing, guide, transfers, food and accomandation
Salmon fishing trip. 6. August - 11. August. 2013
Salmon fishing trip. 12. August - 17. August. 2013
Additional trips can be arranged on request. Assistance with flight plans.
No experience of the wilderness needed. We use extremely stable inflatable two-people-canoe rafts that are easy to paddle. The guide will give instructions and it is therefore not necessary for you to have any experience in canoeing or rafting in order to participate. The trip is made on the terms of the wilderness and as comfortable and flexible as possible.
At the campsite we aim to make our primitive days in the wild as comfortable as possible so we bring a lavvu with fireplace, where we can sit, eat and stand upright, and we stay the night in small personal tents. 5 nights in the wilderness with 1 night in cabin with sauna on the last day.
The food in the wilderness is included.
The weather in Lapland can vary a lot. Although the weather is usually lovely in summer it is not unusual for it to change from heat wave to cold and wet weather in just a matter of hours. It is important to bring clothes for any occasion. When signing up we send the information pack with advice for the wilderness and a list of equipment for the trip. We recommend that you read this material thoroughly.
Your other luggage can be stored while we are gone. If you wish, you can bring a smaller backpack/bag to keep it in. Note that we cannot take responsibility for your luggage.
Personal expenses, money and currency:
You must cover meals and other personal expenses on the return trip to Lapland. Do not expect to be able to use credit cards but instead bring cash in Swedish currency.
You must take out insurance that cover a drifting fishingtrip in Lapland. Your insurance must include rescue by helicopter.
- Return car transfers in Lapland
- Experienced guide
- Loan of backpack and tent
- 5 nights in the wilderness with 1 night in cabin with sauna on the last day
- Fishing licence and self-guided fishing
- All meals
- Information pack with advice for the wilderness and a list of equipment for the trip
- VAT, special scheme for travel agencies
- Product liability insurance
- Return trip to Lapland, we happily help with booking
- Travel insurance
- Cancellation insurance
- Catering in addition to the above
- Personal expenses
- All that was not described under “included”
Day 1-2. Travel to Lapland
We recommend going by train, through the Swedish wilderness all the way to Lapland. Flights are also avalible.
At arrival at the airport the group gathers. From here we drive directly to the river where we prepare the gear, put it in waterproof bags, pack our rafts and paddle the first short distance to a campsite. Camp is made, the first salmon pools are fished. Under the Arctic sky, the fresh ingredients we cook over the open fire are the ideal accompaniment to our fish, and in river we have the finest drinking water. The following days drifting down stream, we are only paddeling 45 kilometers, giving us plenty of time for fishing in the best spots. Each day the campsite is located in a new terrain.
Every day is mainly spent fishing and paddling through the wilderness. Campfire meals are made together using fresh ingredients and we enjoy ourselves with everything associated with life in the wilderness. If your desire for fishing has been met during the day, you can go on a photo-safari looking for moose and other animals that come to drink. Back at the campfire we have something warm to drink in front of the river’s salmon pools.
After a few days you forget the everyday life back home and a new day presents itself by being in the wilderness on its terms. On the way we reach a small but difficult waterfall. The current is strong so we line up our rafts along the banks of the campsite at one of the trip’s best fishing grounds. The salmon's heavy splash further boosts the joy of fishing and it is supplemented by campfire fun long into the night.
In the morning we start by casting our line the last bit around the waterfall before we continue to the last overnight stay of the trip. Here awaits soft bed in cottages, a hot sauna and a swim in the cool water of the river. The salmon are in the waterfalls just below the cottages.
On the last day we paddle 5 km down to the road where we are picked up and driven to the airport.