Snowshoeing and Ice Fishing Tour

This tour allows you to experience Lapland nature at its best with two local activities combined together : snowshoeing through the forests and ice-fishing on an immense frozen lake. 

After being picked up from your accommodation and given proper winter clothing/boots (it can be as cold as -30C in Lapland!), your guide will drive you around 20km away from Rovaniemi to find the perfect peaceful place to start your trip. Before heading into the forests, you will be given some instructions how to use the snowshoes and walk on snow. As you snowshoe through the quiet snowy landscapes, you will already feel the harmony of Lapland nature that surrounds you.

Soon you will end up in an immense open area made of ice and snow. It is time to find a promising spot on the lake and try to catch your lunch! Your guide will help you drill your own hole in the ice, and will teach you the basic techniques how to ice-fish. Then, it is just a matter of time and patience before you can feel the first bites ! This is just the perfect moment to appreciate the silence that reigns over the lake.

While you will be fishing, your guide will chop wood and prepare a fire on the shores for you. Some typical Finnish snacks and hot drinks will be waiting for you around the fire and will offer a convivial opportunity to your guide to answer all your questions about life in the Arctic and Lapland in general. If you manage to catch a fish (of a decent size), your guide will happily prepare it, cook it straight over the fire and add it to the menu of the day! If the fish are undersized, we will quickly return them to the ice without unnecessarily harming them. 

After this ice-fishing experience, it will be time to put back on the snowshoes and head back to Rovaniemi!

In all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 travelers maximum. It it very important for us to provide you with the best experience as possible, and avoid mass tourism. This way, your guide will know you better and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions. Also, in relation to ice-fishing, keeping our groups small allows our guests to fully experience the peaceful silence of Lapland nature. As we usually say : the smaller the group, the bigger the experience ! 

Duration 4 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges 
  • Equipment needed for snowshoeing and ice fishing
  • Finnish snacks and hot drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional Winter clothing/boots
  • Professional guide
What's excluded :
  • Alcoholic drinks 
  • Lunch

Your guide will drive you away from Rovaniemi to find the perfect peaceful place to start your trip. Before heading into the forests, you will be given some instructions how to walk on snow. As you snowshoe through the quiet snowy landscapes, you will already feel the harmony of Lapland nature that surrounds you.

Soon you will end up in an immense open area made of ice and snow. It is time to find a promising spot on the lake and try to catch your lunch! Your guide will help you drill your own hole in the ice, and will teach you the basic techniques how to ice-fish. Then, it is just a matter of time and patience before you can feel the first bites !

While you will be fishing, your guide will prepare a fire on the shores for you. Some typical Finnish snacks and hot drinks will be waiting for you around the fire. If you manage to catch a fish (of a decent size), your guide will happily prepare it, cook it straight over the fire and add it to the menu of the day! If the fish are undersized, we will quickly return them to the ice without unnecessarily harming them.

After this ice-fishing experience, it will be time to put back on the snowshoes and head back to Rovaniemi!.

Stop At:

• Lapland, Lapland
Departure Point :
GeoMan Geoconsult, Kansankatu 14 B 21, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
Traveler pickup is offered
Arctic City HotelPekankatu 9, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland.Arctic Light HotelValtakatu 18, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland.Arctic Treehouse HotelTarvantie 3, 96910 Rovaniemi, Finland.Guesthouse BorealisAsemieskatu 1, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland.Hostel Cafe KotiValtakatu 21, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland.Hotel AakenusKoskikatu 47, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland.Hotel PohjankairaPohjolankatu 12a, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland.Hotel RudolfKoskikatu 49, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland.Hotel Santa ClausKorkalonkatu 29, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland.Hotel Scandic PohjanhoviPohjanpuistikko 2, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland.Hotel Scandic PolarValtakatu 23, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland.Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi CityKoskikatu 23, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland.Kotareitti ApartmentsHetetie 2, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland.Lapland Hotels Sky OunasvaaraJuhannuskalliontie 1, 96400 Rovaniemi, Finland.LomavekaritVitikanpääntie 148, 96900 Rovaniemi, Finland.Napapiirin SaarituvatKuusamontie 98, 96900 Rovaniemi, Finland.Nova Skyland HotelTähtikuja 16, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland.Original Sokos Hotel VaakunaKoskikatu 4, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland.Santa Claus Holiday VillageSanta Claus Village, Tähtikuja 1, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland.Santa's Glass IgloosJoulumaankuja 8, Rovaniemi, 96930, FI.Santasport HotelHiihtomajantie 2, 96400 Rovaniemi, Finland.SnowMan World Glass ResortTähtikuja 16, 96930 Rovaniemi, Finland.Wild About Lapland officeKansankatu 14 B 21, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland.
Departure Time :
10:00 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • COVID-19 : Your safety is our priority! Because of the Covid-19, we have taken additional measures to limit the risks of contagion and similar risks during our tours. Now more than ever, it makes even more sense for us to keep our philosophy of small group tours and to refuse mass tourism. Check our sanitary policy here.  
  • Hotel pickups commence prior to the the mentioned. Pick up time will be confirmed in the morning and may be adapted on the weather conditions. 
  • The tour is not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions. A small amount of walking is involved. Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, we can provide you with winter clothing but due to Covid-19 it is preferable that you are dressed suitably upon pick up.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Wild About Lapland

Activity ID: V-57969P4

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