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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.

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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.

Only in May 2022

Exclusive ice fishing and glamping

Ice sport fishing, heli flight, glamping, authentic arctic food and wilderness sauna. The trip takes the group of fishermen high up into the mountains with helicopter for a breataking experience among astonishing mountain tops, where the home of big arctic char is. We take care of everything – from transports to food and fishing guiding.

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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”.

Fishing camp

Tjuonajokk

Tjuonajokk is one of Sweden´s most famous fishing lodges. The fishing for grayling in particular, is known worldwide. Anglers from all over the world meet to fish one of the best grayling waters there is. Besides trophy size grayling we target char, brown trout and northern pike. Tjuonajokk is located by one of the last untouched rivers in Sweden, river Kaitum, between Kiruna and Gällivare in Swedish Lapland.

Tjuonajokk
Fishing camp

Camp Onka

Exclusive fly fishing for Baltic Salmon on a private stretch of the Lainio river. The Lainio is a tributary to Torne River, and it stands for 60 percent of the total salmon production in the system, and offer some of the best fishing for salmon in northern Europe. If you want variation there is also a healthy population of grayling and trout in the river. Lainio is a big river but easily waded and we only allow fly fishing. Some of the best holding spots and pools are located on our 9,5 kms of river. Our base during fishing is at the famous Onka home pool where we have lunch, reload and swap fishing stories.

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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.

Ice-fishing

Hiring a guide can significantly improve your fishing experience.

Wellness on ice

Ice-fishing

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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If you want to fish in the most remote areas

Fly to sweet fishing spots

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SE-981 31 Kiruna

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