Fishing in Lapland

The freedom of this trip is sure to delight. We will provide you with a fishing license and use of a fishing boat for the duration of your stay plus comfortable accommodation with access to Lake Hossanjoki and a traditional sauna. Discover the vast network of lakes (over 130) which make up this paradise and create one of the richest fishing locations in the world...  catch grayling, trout, char, witefish, pike and perch... Cook your fish over a open fires and discover the beauty of the National Park in this truly relaxing getaway.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Welcome to Finland

    Welcome to Finland Transfer by bus or car to Hossa (about 1 hour) and time to get settled in your cottage or lodge.

    Accommodation: Hotel or Cottage

  • Day 2 Free Fishing in Hossa Park

    Free Fishing in Hossa Park Use spoon lures and fly fishing... try different techniques for catching big predators such as pike, zander and perch. Large numbers of these fish swim in the fertile waters of this wild and unspoiled teritory.

    Accommodation: Hotel or Cottage

  • Day 3 Free Fishing in Hossa Park

    Free Fishing in Hossa Park From Hossanjärvi lake, take your boat out and explore the National Park... peaceful meadows, lakes and rivers are waiting for you...

    Accommodation: Hotel or Cottage

  • Day 4 Free Fishing in Hossa Park

    Free Fishing in Hossa Park The vast and varied fish population of this park is managed well - it is common to catch 5kg pikes here! By boat or on foot, explore the park in search of remote private fishing areas in these peaceful forests with their brown bears and elk.

    Accommodation: Hotel or Cottage

  • Day 5 Free Fishing in Hossa Park

    Free Fishing in Hossa Park A spot of shade fishing could be the key to catching that prize trout. The silent darkness that comes with the short nights here may provide favourable trout stalking conditions...

    Accommodation: Hotel or Cottage

  • Day 6 Free Fishing in Hossa Park

    Free Fishing in Hossa Park You will find that your daily catches make delightful evening meals... cook your fish over an open fire in an authentic and friendly atmosphere. The woods here are perfect for foraging, you are sure to find lots of delicious berries for desserts each day.

    Accommodation: Hotel or Cottage

  • Day 7 Free Fishing in Hossa Park

    Free Fishing in Hossa Park Why not try one of the many activities we offer at our basecamp? We are spoilt for choice here... you can go canoeing on the lakes, hiking up the ridges, enjoy mountain biking in the boreal or the visit of our kennels and our 160 adorable sled dogs!

    Accommodation: Hotel or Cottage

  • Day 8 Transfer

    Transfer Breakfast and transfer to Kuusamo airport.

This itinerary, including walking distances and times, is indicative and fully flexible.

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Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Price

Two people: from €700

The budget is an indication of the price per person, subject to availability. Your local agent will send you a customized quote with the exact price. The price can vary according to availability, level of services, period of travel, number of participants, booking time frame and other items.

Included

  • Transfers from/to Kuusamo airport
  • 6 nights hotel/cottage accommodation
  • Full board (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7)
  • Luggage transport
  • Fishing licence
  • Use of a fishing boat

Not included

  • Flights
  • Fishing Equipment

Additional Options

Please let us know if you would like to reserve any of the following options:
  • Single room accommodation: from €190
  • Reindeer farm visit: from €10 (+meal: €40)
  • Guidance/technical advise from a local fishing expert: prices vary
  • Rental of a motor boat: prices vary
  • Moutain biking: prices vary
  • Kennel visits: prices vary
  • Canoeing: prices vary
Please contact us for more information.

Notes

Comfort: 4/5 Comfortable

Well-equipped accommodation options like basic hotels or charming guesthouses are rated 4/5 for comfort. Please note that depending on the destination this does not necessarily guarantee private bathroom and kitchen facilities. This trip uses hotel or cottage accommodation with lake and sauna access.

Level: 1/5 Easy

Normally our ‘easy’ trips involve less than 6 hours of activity per day, no previous experience in the activity/activities is required and time to relax and unwind is included - accessible to all people in fair health with a sense of adventure and a positive attitude. This is your adventure, you can choose how strenuous or how relaxing each day is.

International flights

Flights are not included, please contact us if you require transfers to/from destinations other than Kuusamo airport

Insurance

Practical info

Staff

Armed with an abundance of experience and a wealth of knowledge our professional team know Finland inside out. We are here to ensure you have the best possible trip so ask us anything, we love sharing our local knowledge!

Food

This trip includes full board from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8. You will have the chance to try some traditional Finnish meals like smoked fish, salmon soup, reindeer stew and traditional cakes - please be aware that fresh fruit and vegetables are rare in our isolated northern location.
  • Generous buffet style breakfasts and  dinners are provided at your accommodation
  • Lunches: Picnic lunches are provided on our activity days including hot food cooked on wood fires
Please let us know about any dietary requirements when you book the trip and we will work with you to cater for your needs.

Accommodation

Our basecamp is located in the heart of Hossa National Park, more than 60 miles (+100kms) away from a village or shop - no mass tourism hubs or Santa Claus Village here with us! There are 23 inhabitants in and around Hossa, most of them are reindeer farmers and yes, there are more bears here than people! We live here peacefully and we work closely with authorities to protect and preserve this stunning National Park. During your stay, you will not have many opportunities to meet local people since there are very few of them but you may cross paths with ice fishers or Nordic skiers and visit local reindeer farms.

This trip uses our hotel or cottage accommodation. Bed linens and towels are provided by Norwide.

Our hotel: found beside a beautiful lake and our hotel has 25 rooms (single, double and triple). All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, shower, practical storage units, and a T.V with international channels. You will also have free access to our sauna, after a full day of activities it is the perfect place to unwind and reflect...

Our cottages:
  • The Classic Cottage option has a living room/kitchen area with twin or bunk beds plus a private bathroom and sauna access
  • The Premium Cottage has a separate bedroom with a double bed, a living room, kitchen, a private bathroom and sauna access

Transportation

This trip includes transfers by minibus / 4x4s

Budget & exchange

The currency in Finland is the euro. Please budget for the following:
  • Personal expenses and drinks
  • Any additional activities/supplements

Supplied equipment

  • Fishing liscence
  • Fishing boat to use
  • Towels and bedding

Vital equipment

You must bring with you:
  • Fishing equipment
  • Sunglasses (minimum UV 400)
  • Sun cream
  • Any personal medication
  • Appropriate clothing
  • A suitable water bottle/flask (min 1L) 

Your fishing gear:
  • Boots and waders
  • Rods and reels to suit your fishing techniques
  • Fly fishing equipment
  • Lines and hooks (plus spares)
  • Bobbers and sinkers
  • A selection of lures including small spinners and spoons for catching Graylings and active Trout
  • Pliers / degorger scissors 
Reccommendations:
  • Conventional tackle for Pike and Tout: Heavy rods and reels spooled with 30-80# braided line
  • Fly fishing for grayling: dry flies (sizes 10 - 14) and wet flies (sizes 6 - 14)

Helpful equipment

We recommend packing:
  • A wind and waterproof jacket with a hood
  • Wool socks 
  • A warm jacket
  • Warm fleece/jumper
  • Suitable underwear and thermals
  • A swimsuit
  • Insect repellent / mosquito net
  • Suitable t-shirts, trousers & shorts
  • A hat or cap
  • A towel for the sauna
  • A pair of gloves
  • Slippers or comfortable shoes for in the cottage/hostel
  • A head torch and spare batteries

You may also consider packing:
  • Wetwipes
  • Blister plasters
  • A camera (and suitable protective case)
  • Plastic bags for wet/dirty clothing
  • A knife
  • Toilet paper + lighter 
  • A Notepad and pencil

Luggage

You may bring a hold bag (up to 20kg) as well as a cabin bag.

For you hold luggage please bring a soft bag like a ruckack rather than a hard cased suitcase because it is more practical. We also recommend that you pack your clothes in plastic bags inside your rucksack so that they stay dry in the event of bad weather.

Do not forget to bring a small rucksack to use as a day bag (25/30L). You can bring this as hand luggage on the plane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag.

Medicine

Your guide is trained first aider and will carry a full appropriate first aid kit. We recommend that you bring with you a small first aid kit as well as any medication you may need with you such as inhalers, plasters and painkillers.

A vaild European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will insure that you can access state-provided healthcare for free or at a reduced cost.

Passport

You will need a passport that is valid for at least three months after your return date.

Visa

UK passport holders do not require a VISA to visit Finland which part of the Schengen cooperation.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland lists the accepted travel documents and visa requirements for every country.

Mandatory vaccines

There are no specific health risks

Weather

Between early June and early August, temperatures reach +20°C (+68°F) in the day and sometimes even +30°C (+86°F) (37°C (98.6°F) in Joensuu in July 2010!).

The summer is relatively warm but also very bright - Finland enjoys long sunny days. In the far north, the sun does not set from mid-May to the end of July. In the center and the south, the summer sun shines for 18 to 20 hours.

The temperature of the lake water is between 18 - 24°C, the waters are shallow and warm up quickly with the long sunny days and the good Finnish summer temperatures. The midnight sun is visible in summer in Lapland and in the regions above the Arctic Circle.

Electricity

Finland uses the standard Europlug socket with two round prongs (50Hz/230 volts)

Local time

Finland uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)+2 and observes Daylight Saving Time making it GMT+3 during the summer months

Topography

Lapland is the largest and northernmost region of Finland:
Area:+130502 square miles (+338,000 km2) which consists of around 10% water, 69% forest and only 8% cultivated land
Size: It is the seventh largest country in Europe,+720 miles (1160km) North to South and +335 miles (540km) East to West
Borders: Sweden, Norway, Russia and the coast
There are said to be 187888 lakes here in Finland and 179584 islands including a concentration of islands off the South West coast which forms the largest archipelago in Europe.

Sustainable tourism

As adventure and wilderness travel experts who run trips to some of the most remote parts of the world, we take responsible tourism very seriously.

Here in Finland we work in partnership with Metsähallitus to protect Finnish waters and forests - an exclusive agreement which enables us to use the roads of Hossa National Park. Our kennel is cleaned daily and subject to regular veterinary and we work with MyClimate to offset all carbon emissions produced by snowmobiling activities and transfers.

We respect the ‘Leave No Trace’ outdoor ethical code and try to explore this beautiful location whilst causing minimal environmental damage.

The Leave No Trace policy can be summarized in 7 simple steps which we hope you will follow during ourtrip...
  1. Be prepared
  2. Stick to trails and camp overnight right
  3. Stash your trash and pick up waste
  4. Leave it as you find it
  5. Be careful with fire
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Over the years we have built up good relations with our local suppliers and we are keen to support local businesses as much as possible. We are a small company and we pay our local partners and suppliers directly insuring fair rates. Our small group sizes not only provide a more intimate adventure but also cause less impact on the environment and local communities.

We expect all who travel with us to support and uphold our Sustainable Tourism philosophies.

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  • Loves outdoor sports
  • Speaks English
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Region
Hossa
Activity
Self-guided Summer
Duration
8 days
Code
INDPE01
Price
From €700
Level
1/5
Comfort
4/5

Strengths

  • Fishing lisence and use of a fishing boat for the duration of your stay
  • Full board in comfortable lakeside accommodation with sauna access
  • A fully flexible itinerary so you can make the most of your holiday in this beautiful remote wilderness area

Required level

If fishing in a the stunning  National Park interests you, whether you are an avid fisher or a novice, this trip is for you - this is your adventure, you can choose from a range of options and decide how strenuous or how relaxing each day is.
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