You must have watched or heard somewhere about Eskimo people, who live in the coldest place in the world, surviving through winter by hunting and ice fishing. In Finland, we also have an ethnic group- the Sami people, who live in the northernmost part of Lapland, moving around by husky sleigh to catch the fish under thick ice layer in the winter. If you wish to live like these Finnish indigenous people in one day, our ice fishing with husky sleigh ride will be the best choice for you!
Joining with us in this adventure, you will first visit one of the symbols of the Arctic region, the husky. We will take you to the husky farm, where you will greet your adorable teammates on this adventure. Visiting the home of this adorable animal, you will get a chance to know more about one of the iconic Arctic animals, play and take a lot of photos with them. These furry friends are very friendly and playful. Then, the huskies will take you on an exciting ride to the Arctic forest. Prepare yourself, these friends are really excited to show you how fast they are!
On the husky sleigh, you will get a chance to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Lapland in white with sunshine, opening your eyes with the beautiful untouched forest. After you say farewell to the huskies, you will be at the perfect spot for the next activity, get yourself ready for the highlight of our trip today!
Our guide will show you to find the best spot for the best chance to catch a fish under a thick ice layer. You will first start by drilling an ice hole with the special equipment with the help of your guide. With the support of that equipment, you will discover the ice layers of 3-4 meters thick to reach the water surface. And of course, to catch the fish, our next step will be preparing some baits, luring fish under the ice. Then, all you need is sitting back with your companions, talking and waiting for the fish to bite. This may take a lot of time but don’t worry, our guide will give you the most useful ice fishing tips in order to get them as fast as possible. Dear our ice-fisherman, enjoy the panorama view and wait patiently for something to happen!
After the hard work, it is time to reward yourself with hot sausage and drinks around a warm campfire. If you are lucky enough, you will also learn how to grill your own baited fishes. Gathering around the bonfire, your expedition will be spiced up with endless interesting stories and facts related to this local hobby such as fishing licenses, fishing season or how to distinguish different types of fish. Don’t forget to ask them about the local’s secrets!
Not only had the chance to experience the Arctic Circle Fishing activity, but you will also have a chance to walk on the frozen lake, watching the huge area of snowy forest and breath. Take your chance for lifetime photos! Maybe after this trip, you will become a professional photographer yourself. Plus, there is a chance to catch some wild animals’ footprint in the thick ice layers.
Now, wish your best lucks with the fishes hiding under the frozen lakes, dress warm and go out with your patience!