Highland Mountain Fishing for Great Arctic Char

In 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 you to an area that consists of a huge number of rivers and lakes. The trip focus mostly on highland lakes, where you have the chance to catch larger fish than normally is found in rivers. Small streams normally connect the lakes.

Rivers and lakes in the area consist of crystal clear, drinkable water. Depending on 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 for 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. The guest shall bring an own sleeping bag. Other equipment such as toiletries, warm and adequate clothing and equipment shall be brought by the guest. 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 temperature during day time varies between 10 to 20 C in the air and 5 to 10 C in the water during days and night time even below 0 C and the weather can shift quickly so be prepared with warm clothing. Layer clothing highly recommended and wading gear is a must. Pack accordingly and try to avoid bringing electronics, or pack them in dry packs.

Breakfast, dinner and supper every day are included and all meals are 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 or city centre. From there we will drive to the helicopter airport for walk-through of the trip and security arrangements. When ready, we are transported 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

We are picked up in the afternoon by the helicopter and taken back to the base, where the guests can enjoy a refreshing sauna and shower. 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!