In Lapland, the smallest lakes freeze usually in late October and the bigger lakes in November – December. The ice-fishing season lasts from November to end of May.
October – November – Just after the lakes have got a thin ice cover perch and grayling are usually active and the catch can be very good. Especially if there aren´t much snow covering the ice yet. Arround New Year the days are short and weather may be from 0℃ down to -40℃. The few “light” hours around noon are the best for ice-fishing in November to January.
February the days are getting lighter and longer and perch, pike, grayling, trout and arctic char is getting more and more active. The best ice-fishing season has started. From March untill end of May fantastic ice-fishing trip time. The days are long, sun shines and the nature shows it´s best parts! Weather may be from +15℃ or, during night, down to -15℃. The ice-fishing season ends usually in the middle of May, depending on the ice and snow condition, weather and how far away to the North trip takes place!
Ice fishing trips are individually prepared and can last from few hours to several days! Also location and accommodation of ice fishing trip is entirely up to Your wishes – Finnish, Swedish or Norwegian Lapland!