Arctic Fishing, Winter Nets, Fish Preparation & Open Fire Cooking

Experience the North's deliciously cold and clear waters

Discover the Magic of Winter Fishing at Rahajärvi, Ivalo with enthusiastic Fishing Guides! We offer this experience every Monday to Saturday during Winter.

Embark on an unforgettable winter fishing adventure at the Rahajärvi lake in Ivalo. Our experienced guides will introduce you to authentic Lappish ice fishing techniques, including:

  • Ice Drilling (“kairaaminen”)
  • Traditional ice fishing (“pilkkiminen”)
  • Under-ice net fishing (“juomustus”)
  • Fish Preparation presentation
  • Making Delicious Fish Soup

Savor the Freshest Catch Cooked Over an Open Fire!

Once we’ve reeled in our catch, we’ll gather around a crackling fire to prepare and enjoy the freshest fish you’ve ever tasted. Get to learn various mouthwatering fish-cooking styles, with all necessary cooking and dining equipment supplied by Xwander.

Schedule and Directions:

Our journey begins at 10:00 AM from the Eräsoppi/Xwander shop (located at Ivalontie 12). Please arrive by 9:45 AM for a smooth departure and gearing up for your Arctic Fishing adventure. After approximately 4 hours of fun and fishing, we’ll return to the Xwander by 14:00-15:00 PM. 

Experience the North’s Delicious Treats from its Cold and Clear Waters:

The icy waters of the North yield incredibly flavorful fish, making this an experience you won’t want to miss. Join us and learn from the best!

Need a Ride? We’ve Got You Covered!

We offer convenient supplementary pick-up services for guests in Inari, Nellim, Saariselkä, and Kiilopää (+20€ per one way)

What to Expect

Winter in conditions can vary a lot and change quickly. Wear warm and windproof clothing! If you’re uncertain regarding what to wear or bring, please contact us. We’re happy to help you choose adequate gear, and we can borrow you a proper winter overall if needed.

Activity is Family Friendly and Children enjoy the excitement of catching the fish especially from the Winter Nets. Our camp have tobogganing area for kids to play in between the fishing activities.

We have a temperature limit of -20°C: if it’s colder than this, we might cancel or reschedule the trip. Also wind conditions (>10 m/s gusts) might lead to cancellation of the trip. In case the trip is cancelled by Xwander, no cancellation fee is charged from the customer.


What do I need to bring?

  • Warm and windproof clothing
  • Camera/phone for pictures
  • Adventurous spirit!

What is the cancellation policy?

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 48 hours or less before the event

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Book With Confidence

  • Local family owned business
  • Personalized service
  • Flexible itineraries
  • Small group sizes

Price Includes

  • Transfers from Ivalo
  • Overalls if needed
  • Safety equipment
  • Open fire lunch