Catch-sized trout is planted into the Lipakka region of Kemijoki River and a part of the main channel of Kairijoki River stretching from Ylä-Kairi to Saunakoski Rapids. The rest of the destination is reserved for catching wild fish. Most of the fish plantings are conducted in the main channel of Kairijoki River. Large whitefish also migrates into Kairijoki River from Kemijoki River.
The destination contains 150 kilometres of river waters suitable for canoeing. The majority of the main channel of Kairijoki River consists of big and small rapids sections that are ideal for fly fishing. The main channel of Kemijoki River alternates between small and mild rapids and fast-flowing yet level sections that are also great for casting. The fishing and canoeing sections of this wilderness destination are located within reach of the road network. The side streams are home to naturally breeding populations of brown trout and brook trout.
NOTE! The season permit is only valid in the waters of the Kemijoki River from above Kairinjokisuu to below Uuraojansuu.
All persons under 18 years of age receive a 50% discount on the permits and persons under 15 years of age are allowed to share the same fishing quota, with permission from their parent or legal guardian. The family permit costs twice as much and its fishing quota is twice as large.
You can buy licences directly from the online store and pay using the
most common payment methods.
Metsähallitus' fishing licences may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.
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.
Savukoski: Kairiver Wilderness Centre
Tulppio: Tulppion Majat
|3 hour permit||1 salmonid|
|Day permit||3 salmonids|
|Week permit||3 samonids / day|
|Season permit||3 salmonids / day|
The area has lean-to shelters, huts, cooking shelters, campfire sites and boat launches. For information on the area's lodging, restaurant and other services, contact the Kairiver Wilderness Centre tel. +358 16 841 481.
In the winter there is a marked snowmobile track in the area.
NOTE! Some of the less used service sites have been removed. There are no garbage collection points at the sites and people should bring their garbage to the garbage container near the bridge leading to the Kairiver Wilderness Centre.
Catch-sized trout is planted into the Lipakka region of Kemijoki River and a part of the main channel of Kairijoki River stretching from Ylä-Kairi to Saunakoski Rapids.