Ice Fishing Kirkenes

Sink your line down through the fjord ice and wait for the bite. Will this be your lucky day? 

With thousands of lakes throughout the unspoilt nature, and the arctic sea at our doorstep, Kirkenes is one of the best places in Norway for fishing trips.

On the Snowhotel guided ice fishing trip, we will dress you up warmly, and head out by snowmobile sleigh to the frozen fjord.

Your fisherman guide will drill a hole through the thick ice, as you prepare your fishing gear. In the fjord there are numerous types of fish, we have even caught salmon! But the most common catch is cod - Norways number one fish, and as important to economy as oil or hydropower. 

On a winter travel to Norway, ice fishing should definitely be on your schedule!

In northern Norway the hunter/gatherer lifestyle still lives strong, as we like to pick, hunt or fish our food. Finnmark, and the Kirkenes region, is bountiful with numerous edible berries and plants, and wild game. Not the least, there is plenty of fish.

In a land that is frozen for half the year, we must often resort to serious measures to catch our food. Fishing is the way of life for a lot of people in Norway, and its also a precious leisure activity for even more, both summer or winter.

Especially winter ice fishing is popular, and around easter time, when the weather gets milder, you may see locals on skis and snowmobiles all over the mountain lakes, rod in hand, fishing for trout, char, perch or pike.

Now YOU can take part in this ancient northern tradition.


"The trip was superb"


"Fabulous Experience"


"You HAVE to do this"


Available: 10.01.. - 20.04.

Departure: 13:00

Duration: 3 hours

This tour is by snowmobile pulled sled

Minimum 2 people

Children: minimum 7 years old

What's included?

  • Professional guide

  • Transfer to and from your hotel in Kirkenes (Thon & Scandic)*

  • *Please note we offer tours both including and excluding transfer.

  • Warm clothing/shoes

  • Hot juice and snack (If you are lucky, your guide will cook your catch for you after the tour)

What do I need to bring?

Fishing luck!

Physical difficulty level Medium

Cancellation policy:

Cancellation with refund possible until 2 days before arrival. Within 2 days or less - no refund

Starting point: Snowhotel

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