A day on (and into) ice

4 Hours

A day on (and into) ice: ice fishing in Lapland with LappOne – The five sense of Lapland

Live a day on the frozen Tornio river – this is an otherworldly experience!

Learn the ancient fishing rituals that are still a popular pastime these days! We take a short ride by snowmobile (you will sit on a sled) surrounded by wonderful views of the river ice. You’ll likely be the only group around.

You can try ice fishing in Lapland with a short rod by making a hole in the ice. We will teach you how to dig safely, and you can flex your muscles trying to do like locals do. If you dare, take a dip in the ice – we’ll dig a hole for you and assist you so you can not only survive but enjoy this unique experience! We dig out the ice and learn about its composition, teach you how to master your body during this extreme experience. This part of the activity is (obviously) optional and is recommended only for people with good health and physical shape. A hot drink and snack is served during the activity.

We end the day with a visit of the old fishing village of Kukkola, where a local fisherman tells you all about the ancient fishing techniques. He will try his luck with the burbot nets while you’re there. We will explain why burbot, the only sweet water type of cod, has been instrumental in the survival of people who live for two months without sun.

We then drive back to your hotel.


Duration: about 4h including transfers.
Location: Kukkolankoski.
Difficulty: generally easy and suitable for everyone, harder on windy and cold days.
Icewater swimming requires good health and physical shape.
Gear: boots and overalls included.
Please bring your own hat and gloves (mittens recommended).
Transfer: up to 100 km in private minibus.
Pickup/dropoff: at your hotel lobby (one hour before) or at the LappOne Experience shop in Krannigatan 5 B (HaparandaTornio Resecentrum).
Languages spoken: English, Italian, Finnish, other languages upon request.
Timetable: 10-16 Sweden, 11-17 Finland (approximately).
Food and drinks: light snack with hot drink.
Special requirements: upon request we arrange tours for special or larger groups.


Adults: SEK 1990.
Children 6-11: SEK 1290.
Family 2+2: SEK 5990.


  • Guided service in English. Other languages upon request.
  • Transfer.
  • Light snack.
  • Hot drink.


  • Lunch.
  • Extras.
  • Everything that is not explicitly mentioned in the tour program.
  • Adults: SEK 1990 - Children: 6-11 SEK 1290 - Family 2+2 SEK 5990
  • Every day from December 1st - April 31st (depending on ice conditions)
  • min 2 persons


Need more information? Send an email at info@lappone.com and we will help you!