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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 launch, Rental boat, Campfire site

Purchasing a permit

In Lake Kesänkijärvi joint permit area, the customer can choose between a 3-hour or 24-hour permit. The prices of angling permits are as follows:

permit validity permit price
3 hours 10 €
24 hours 15 €

Persons under 18 years of age can buy the angling permit at half price.

A family may purchase a family permit, which costs twice as much and has a fishing quota twice as large as an individual angling permit. A family consists of children under 18 years of age and their parents or legal guardians as well as married and common-law couples.

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 3 PM.


Kittilä: Kittilän liikenneasema Oy (service station)
Kolari: Sieppijärven Sähkö-Pekka Ky / Hansport (fishing store)
Äkäslompolo (Kolari): Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas (


Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

Calendar year

An angler may use at maximum two (2) rods, each one with a single line. The rod must be held in the angler’s hand or be within reach at all times (no more than 2 metres away).

The use of an outboard motor for fishing is prohibited (including electric outboard motors). 

Catch quotas

The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:

permit validity Maximum catch
3 hours 1 salmonid
24 hours 2 salmonids

There is no catch quota limit for other fish species.

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.

Further information

Lake Kesänkijärvi is a joint permit area, where the fishing arrangements have been agreed by Metsähallitus and the Äkäslompolo Joint Ownership Association.