Ice Fishing Like a Finn

Tue, Thu, Fri & Sun at 12:002,5 hours89 €/adult59 €/child 4-14 yo, 0 €/infant 0-3 yo142259452925

Ice fishing is one of those activities you probably never thought you’d have an opportunity to experience. That’s why we created this tour: to give you a chance to ice fish like a Finn!


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Ice Fishing Like a Finn

Who gets the first fish? Ice fishing, a traditional Finnish pastime, offers enjoyment for the whole family. Settle onto a reindeer skin and watch as your guide skillfully drills a hole in the ice. Savor a warm drink by the fire while anticipating the nibble of perch or other freshwater fish. Just imagine – you’re seated above several meters of water, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Arctic landscape! If the fishing gods favor you, our guide can expertly turn the catch into a tasty snack right on the spot.

Quick facts

  • Available on Tue, Thu, Fri & Sun at 12:00
  • Total duration 2,5 hours
  • Recommended for families
  • Full refund for cancellations made up to 24 hours before the tour

Prices & extras

  • Adult 89 €
  • Child 59 € (4-14 yo)
  • Infant 0 € (0-3 yo)

Ice Fishing Like a Finn Includes

  • Ice fishing instruction & equipment
  • Guiding
  • Ice fishing
  • Hot drink & light snack
  • Winter clothing (thermal overall, thermal boots, woolen socks, mittens, balaclava)
  • Transfers (if needed, from Rovaniemi city center or Santa Claus Village to Apukka Resort and back)

Important Information

The Apukka Shuttle Bus departs 50 minutes after the activity concludes. The bus stop is situated in front of the Apukka Resort’s reception building, by the main yard.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start of the tour to receive a full refund by sending an email to our sales team at Please see full terms and conditions here:

How to Arrive on This Tour?

1. If you stay at Apukka Resort:

  • The meeting point is at the Adventure House, situated in the main yard of Apukka Resort.
  • If you have your winter gear, please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the activity.
  • In case you’re without your winter gear, kindly retrieve it beforehand.

2. If you need transportation:

  • The price of the activity includes transfers to and from Apukka Resort with our shuttle bus.
  • The bus stops are located at Rovaniemi city center (Korkalonkatu 36, Rovaniemi) and Santa Claus Village’s bus stop, situated by the main road (Road E75).
  • Choose the pick-up point during the booking process.
  • You will receive an email with the pick-up details.
  • Please be at the bus stop at least 10 minutes before the given departure time.
  • The transfer won’t wait, so punctuality is essential!
  • If you’re late for the transfer, the tour won’t be refunded.

3. If you arrive by car:

  • You can park your car in Apukka’s parking lot (Tutkijantie 28, Rovaniemi).
  • Arrive at least 20 min before the activity starts.
  • Pick up your winter gear from the Adventure House, located in the main yard of the resort.
  • Wait at the Adventure House until the tour begins.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ice Fishing Tours

What is ice fishing?

Ice fishing is a popular Finnish winter activity where anglers fish through holes drilled into the surface of frozen bodies of water, such as lakes found at Apukka Resort.

What if I’m new to ice fishing?

No worries! Our guides are knowledgeable and experienced in ice fishing techniques. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, they’ll provide essential guidance to ensure a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Is ice fishing safe?

Yes! Our ice fishing tours are only organized when the thickness of the ice has been verified by our experts to meet the required safety levels.

Are there fish in the lakes around Apukka?

Absolutely! The European perch, known as “ahven” in Finnish, is the most common catch.

What can we do with the caught fish?

You have two options: release it back into the lake to continue growing, or our guide can assist you in preparing it for a delicious snack.

Are snacks provided during the tours?

Absolutely! Regardless of the tour you choose, snacks are included for all participants. If the fishing gods favor you and you catch a fish, our guides can expertly turn it into a tasty snack right on the spot. And even if the catch is slim, rest assured that snacks await everyone to enjoy by the fireside.

Are there any permits required for ice fishing?

You don’t need a license to ice fish at Apukka Resort.

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