Highland Mountain Fishing for Great Arctic Char

FLYFISH-TUNDRA

In a spectacular alpine environment, we fish for the beautiful and sought-after arctic char – also known as the Greta Garbo of the mountain world.

The experienced guide will take to you to an area that consists of a huge number of rivers and lakes. The trip focuses mostly on highland lakes, where you have the chance to catch larger fish than normally is found in rivers. The lakes are connected by small streams. 

The rivers and lakes in the area consist of crystal clear, drinkable water. Depending on the local conditions, such as water height and temperature, the guide will take you to places where you have the possibility to catch arctic fish of a lifetime. Other fish such as brown trout can also be found in some places.

FISHING AND EQUIPMENT

The trip is only suitable for fly fishing, with light 8-10’ rods in classes #4-6. Prepare for a versatile style of fishing during the trip.

The fly fishing differs a lot depending on what kind of water we will be fishing – you will get to experience everything from fishing with streamers and nymphs in rapids to enjoying the excitement of dry fly fishing in still water.

Imitations of artic nature in the form of brown, grey and dark colours are most commonly used. Bright colours such as white, yellow and pink can be used in some varieties for the demanding arctic char. Usually small flies in sizes 10-16 are preferred. Dry flies, nymphs, streamers and wet flies are used – so prepare to use a broad variety of flies. Flies can be discussed with the guide prior to the trip

ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND CLOTHING

The travel arrangement includes accommodation in tents or Tentipi. Guests should bring their own sleeping bag, toiletries, warm and weatherproof clothing and fishing gear.  Prepare for harsh conditions on the tundra, with rain and challenging temperatures. You will be outside all the time, where clothing and equipment can easily get wet.

The daytime temperature varies between 10 to 20 C in the air and 5 to 10 C in the water and at night time it can reach below 0 C. The weather can shift quickly so be prepared with warm clothing. Layer clothing is highly recommended and wading gear is a must. Pack accordingly and try to avoid bringing electronics, or pack them in dry packs.

All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) every day are included and served outside by the guide.

During the summer there are usually a lot of flies and mosquitoes so repellent is a must.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT

Day 1. The guests are picked up either from Kiruna airport at arrival or city centre in the morning. From there we will drive to the helicopter base for walk-through of the trip and security arrangements. When ready, we are flown to the fishing grounds up in the tundra. We set up camp and start fishing.

Days 2 - 4 fishing. We fish at different locations during the days, where we hike. Day rhythm is adjusted to local conditions.

Day 5 – Same as previous day, then the helicopter pick us up in the afternoon and take us back to base, where the guests can enjoy a refreshing sauna and shower. Afterwards, guests are afterwards taken back to Kiruna airport or to the city centre.

Join us and explore the fantastic mountain world, with incredible fishing and spectacular wilderness!

The package includes:
– 5 days of fishing with everything included
– Transport to and from Kiruna not included
– Professional guide
– Accommodation in tents or Tentipi
– Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day
– Soft drinks included
– Numbers of participants per group: 4-6 persons.
– Availability: mid-June to August