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Lake Kesänkijärvi 2571

Lake Kesänkijärvi is nestled in the heart of the magnificent Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The lake is easily accessible and suitable for example for family trips. You can park your car right next to the lake, and all services of Äkäslompolo village are nearby.

Stocking of rainbow trout takes place approximately four times a year. There is also whitefish in Lake Kesänkijärvi.  Ice fishing is a popular winter activity, and in summer you can fish either from the shore or from a boat.

Lake Kesänkijärvi

Recreational fishing (angling)
Calendar year
Casting, Angling, Fly fishing, Ice fishing, Trolling, Lure fishing
Rainbow trout, Whitefish, Perch
Catch size fish stocking
Lean-to shelter, Boat launching, Rental boat, Campfire site

Purchasing a permit


Permit type Price
Day 15 €
3 hours 10 €

All persons under 18 years of age receive a 50 % discount on the permits.

A family permit is also available for this destination. In this context, a family consists of children under 18 years of age and their parents/legal guardians. Married couples and couples in a civil union may also purchase family permits. The family permit costs twice as much and its fishing quota is twice as large.

Mobile permits become available soon.

Where to purchase A permit


You can pay licences using the most common payment methods in the online store (



Metsähallitus' fishing permits may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.



Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas
Tunturitie 54, Äkäslompolo
telephone +358 20 639 7039


Licensens remaining / free days
  • Several remaining
  • Less than 5 left
  • Out of stock

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

Calendar year
  • Each angler may use up to two rods or lines at a time, which must remain within the angler's reach at all times.
  • The use of motor boats (including electric outboard motors) is prohibited in Lake Kesänkijärvi.

Catch quotas and catch reports

Permit type Catch quota
Day 2 salmonids
3 hours 1 salmonid


Catch sizes and protection periods

Trout is completely protected in Lake Kesänkijärvi, so all forms of trout must be released back into the water.

Fishers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods mandated in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.