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A fishing paradise

Experience fishing at its best. Kiruna municipality offers over 6,000 lakes, six rivers and hundreds of creeks and rivers. Not even the most intricate local fishermen will try more than a fraction of these during their lifetime.


Welcome to Fishing Kiruna Lapland

Kiruna offers world class fishing in a vast and largely untouched nature. The key is knowing where to go and when. We recommend that you explore Kiruna’s endless fishing opportunities on a package tour with a professional guide, where you can relax and focus on the experience while your guide handles the plans.

Summer fishing

Hiring a fishing guide can be the key to a successful fishing experience.

Nearby fishing waters

Kiruna is perhaps best known for fishing in the waters of the mountain regions, but there is also very good fishing in the forest area’s lesser known waters. You don’t have to go far to find nice fishing waters. Close to Kiruna you will find the city lake Southern Luossajärvi which is an excellent sport fishing water. Luossa is Sámi for salmon, but even if there is no real salmon, it is good for trout and perch and it is not uncommon for fish of both two and three kilos. Behind the city mountain Luossavaara lies the trout lake Nukutusjärvi. Here you can fish along the shoreline, but it is best at the stream orifice.

Within a half-hour drive, the selection is almost unlimited. There are, for example, four rivers to choose from – the two large ones, the Torne River and the Kalix River, then the slightly smaller Rautas River and the beautiful Vittangi River. Explore the mountain maps to find your way to your very own “hemligjaure”.

A fly fishing story

In my home waters

Dan Mella is a local fishing enthusiast who enjoys around 100 fishing days per year and has a special fondness for the Lady of the Stream.

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Fishing license and rules

The right of access allows you to stay almost everywhere in nature as long as you don’t disturb or destroy. Fishing is however not included in the right of access. There are a lot of regulations regarding both recreational and professional fishing, and they concern where you get to fish, when you get to fish and how you are allowed to fish. Different waters and different areas have different rules. You who are going to fish are always obligated to find out which rules apply in the water you are going to fish. Contact the County Administrative Board Norrbotten to keep you updated on which rules apply. You will also find the fishing maps there.

To obtain a permit to fish in Kiruna municipality, a fishing license is required. The most common card, the Kiruna card, can be purchased at most retailers around the municipality and applies to most waters. At Kiruna tourist center, fishing licenses are also sold for Kurravaara. You can also easily buy your fishing license online at NatureIT.

With the sustainable use of the mountain world, both nature and industry survive. Therefore, there are some things to be especially aware of when fishing and other stays in the mountain area. Show consideration for animals, people and nature. Never litter and behave in the same way as you want others to act in your vicinity.


Hiring a guide can significantly improve your fishing experience.

Wellness on ice


Ice fishing is an important part of our Arctic everyday life and something that the locals long for every year. It may seem strange to the uninitiated, just sitting on the ice for countless hours seemingly not doing much at all. That's exactly the charm of it all! That special combination of the soothing feeling that mixes with a dose of excitement while waiting for the fish to bite.

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