Have you ever wondered how our ancestors survived through the tough winter? Where did they get the food when the forest life all fell deep in sleep or hid under a thick ice layer? How are they going to make a fire when it is minus 20 degrees? If not, do you want to attend our surviving class? If yes, well, how do you think about practicing your skills then? We are now opening the ice fishing class in modern life.
To try the most authentic Finnish hobby – ice fishing, our tour is the perfect choice for you. At first, you will get yourself ready with our thermal clothes, helmet, and the face mask. Then, we will jump on the snowmobiles, adventure starts! You can entirely relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery by sitting on the sled pulled by a powerful engine of the snowmobile. The adventure blending with peace and tranquility of the winter nature will definitely be the most unforgettable moment in your trip.
After 20-30 km being transferred by a snowmobile to find the most suitable fishing spot in the middle Kemijoki river, in the Rovaniemi center area, we will start the most exciting part of the trip. You will gain eye-opening experience when our guide starts the professional training for you to drill an ice hole with the special equipment. Using that equipment to discover the Ice layers of 3-4meters thick to reach the water surface. Afterward, he will prepare baits, lure fish under the ice and this process may take more than your normal patient to catch the fish. However, our guide will give you the most useful ice fishing tips in order to get them as fast as possible. If you are lucky, you will get the big fish and we can grill in together in the open fire. Since you may wonder what we would do with the smaller fishes, we will return them to the natural habitat to wait for next season 😉. In the whole process, you can also film ice fishing videos to save an unforgettable memory in your life.
After the hard work, you deserve a lunch with hot sausage and hot drinks in an open campfire to warm you up. You can also taste your baited fishes if you are lucky enough. Let see! Your lunchtime 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. Our skilful and experienced guide will not let you down and don’t forget to ask them your own questions and wonders about Lappish cultures things.
At the end of the tour, we drive you back as of how it starts. It is once more time for you to enjoy the adventure of snowmobile sled drive. However, you are heavier now a bit due to not only with a full stomach but also full of ice fishing expertise. Be proud of yourself!
And now it is your turn to be a real Finnish fisherman! Silence and patience make it the most interesting lesson you can learn from this activity or in a Finn.