Inari Hiking Area 1506
The area is very accessible, which makes it the ideal destination for families and beginning anglers. The Lake Myössäjärvi area between Ivalo and Inari is covered by pristine old forest and the area's fishing lakes (Lakes Myössäjärvi, Mukkajärvi, Harrijärvi and Lentokonelampi) are near Road 4.
Lake Tuulisjärvi, situated eight kilometres south of Inari on the western side of the Tuulispää Fell, is a great fishing and hiking destination for the entire family. The lake is rich in different-sized Arctic char. There is a marked trail leading to the lake that begins in the parking lot located near the top of the road (2.8 km) leading to the Tuulispää Fell. The lake is situated high on the fell and there is a maintained campfire site on the shore. In the winter, Lake Tuulisjärvi is a favoured ice fishing spot among char enthusiasts and it also makes for a great day trip destination.
The number of this permit area will change in 2024. The new number is 1506.
Inari Hiking Area
Purchasing a permit
Permits for 2024 become available on 4 January 2024.
The number of angling permits is limited. Please check the availability of permits prior to your trip.
The need for an angling permit depends on the type of waters and the number of rods and lures being used. Read more in the When do you need a permit section of the permit terms.
Number of permits
A total of 1,800 fishing days are available for sale in this angling permit area. There is no daily quota.
Permit price and validity
In this angling permit area, the customer can choose a validity period of 24 hours. The angling permit prices are as follows:
|24 hours (starting from 1 January 2024)
Anglers under 18 years of age pay half price.
Anglers under 15 years of age who are fishing with an adult can fish under the adult's angling permit with the same catch quota. In other words, they do not require a separate angling permit.
Where to purchase A permit
You can pay licences using the most common payment methods in the online store (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi).
Metsähallitus' fishing permits may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 3 PM.
With the Eräluvat app, you can purchase angling permits easily and quickly. You can pay with a debit or credit card. Read the instructions for using the app.
As of 1 January 2020, mobile permits are no longer available. This is due to mobile network operator’s decision not to provide the current service anymore.
Permit terms for the areaCalendar year. The river and stream waters are protected between 1 September and 30 November, so fishing is prohibited during that time.
The need for an angling permit depends on the type of waters and the number of rods and lures being used.
An Inari hiking area angling permit 1579 is needed when you fish
- with more than one rod
- in running waters
- in special still waters where general fishing rights do not apply.
This means that fishing with a lure is permitted in running waters when you purchase an angling permit: simply paying the fisheries management fee does not grant the right to fish with a lure. However, hook and line fishing and ice fishing are prohibited in running waters regardless of whether the person has an angling permit or not.
Fishing with a lure is also permitted in special waters when you purchase an angling permit: simply paying the fisheries management fee does not grant the right to fish with a lure. Angling and ice fishing are permitted in special waters when you purchase an angling permit. Special waters are marked on the PDF map for the angling permit area and as a restricted area in the map window on this page and in the Excursionmap.fi service.
General fishing rights apply to other still waters included in the permit area. This means that you do not need to purchase an angling permit or pay the fisheries management fee for hook and line fishing or ice fishing. Lure fishing with one (1) rod is also permitted in these still water areas for persons who have paid the fisheries management fee or who are under 18 years of age, over 70 years of age or have reached the age of 65 or more by 31 December 2023.
Fishing gear, bait and waste
In the municipalities of Upper Lapland (incl. 1579 angling permit area) it is prohibited to use bait fish when hook and line fishing, ice fishing or lure fishing. This is to prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite. To prevent the spread of other parasites, it is recommended to bury the waste after gutting the fish you have caught.
In order to prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylus salaris parasite and Canadian waterweed (Elodea canadensis), fishing gear brought from outside to the Inari Hiking Area angling permit area must be completely dry. It is also recommended to disinfect fishing gear at disinfection points before starting fishing. Fishing gear can be disinfected
- at the SEO service station in Ivalo and
- at Inari fish harbour.
These actions to stop the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite are based on the decree by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. More information about the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite and how to prevent spreading it: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Lapland, Finnish Food Authority (ruokavirasto.fi) and Nationalparks.fi.
The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:
|MAXIMUM CATCH DURING A 24-HOUR PERIOD
There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species, neither for char.
Catch sizes and protection periods
The following catch sizes and protection periods for fish species are in effect for this permit area:
|At least 50 cm
|In rivers and streams 1.9.–30.11. (All fishing in river and stream waters is prohibited 1.9.–30.11.)
|At least 30 cm
|Grayling do not have a protection period in this permit area, but all fishing in river and stream waters is prohibited 1.9.–30.11.
Anglers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods specified in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.
More information about the fishing regulations in the Inari Fishing Area is available in Finnish at www.inarinkalatalousalue.fi (in Finnish).
The Inari Hiking Area offers marked trails, campfire sites, rental cabins and comfortable campsites. There is also a marked trail that leads to Lake Tuulisjärvi from the parking lot situated at the end of the road to the Tuulispää Fell.
More information about the Inari Hiking Area and fishing there is available in the following Metsähallitus service points:
- Ivalo Customer Service (nationalparks.fi) in Ivalo. Their telephone number is +358 206 39 7701.
- Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida (nationalparks.fi) in Inari. Their telephone number is +358 206 39 7740.
You can search for hiking destinations in this area at Nationalparks.fi.