Highland tundra - Sandåslandet

FLYFISH-TUNDRA-3

TRIP OVERVIEW

Our experienced guide will take you to an area where there are a huge number of rivers and lakes, located in the legendary Sandåslandet in Kiruna. The area is famous for wide open tundra areas, sand banks with small streams and ponds where you can catch arctic fish of a lifetime.

Rivers and lakes in the area consist of crystal clear, drinkable water. Depending on local conditions, such as water height and temperature, the guide decides where to take you.

FLY FISHING

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 waters. Prepare for a versatile style of fishing during the trip.

FLY PATTERNS AND STYLES

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 for a broad variety of flies.

EQUIPMENT AND ACCOMMODATION

The travel arrangement includes accommodation for the guests. A sleeping bag should be brought along as the trip includes staying in tents up in the tundra. Other equipment such as toiletries, warm and adequate clothing and equipment. Prepare for harsh conditions on the tundra, with rain and challenging temperatures. You will be outside all the time and prepare for that clothing and equipment can easily get wet.  

The fishing is done with light 8-10’ rods in classes #4-6. The temperature during day time varies between 10 to 20 degrees Celcius and night time even close to 0 Celsius and the weather can shift quickly so be prepared with warm clothing. During the summer there are usually a lot of flies and mosquitoes so repellent is a must. Layer clothing under the wading gear is highly recommended.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Day 1. The guests arrive at Kiruna airport, where pick-up by car is arranged. From there we will drive to the helicopter airport for transportation to the fishing grounds up in the tundra. We set up camp and start fishing.

3 day package: days 1 - 3 fishing. Day 3 pickup by helicopter and transport back to Kiruna for departure. 

5 day package: days 1 - 4 fishing. Day 4 late afternoon pickup by helicopter and transport back to Kiruna. Accommodation in cottage and  day 5 drop-off at Kiruna airport

7 day package: days 1 - 6 fishing. Day 6 late afternoon pickup by helicopter and transport back to Kiruna. Accommodation in cottage and day 7 drop-off at Kiruna airport. 

The package includes:
- 3, 4 or 6 days fishing
- Professional guide
- Accommodation in an tents + (5 or 7 days) 1 night in a cabin
- Meals included
- All transports
- Numbers of participants per group: Minimum 4 people, maximum 6 people.
- Departures: Mid June - August