Lemmenjoki National Park 1562

Lemmenjoki is Finland's largest national park. In addition to the main park area, the national park contains extensive wilderness areas that lie primarily on the north and south side of Lemmenjoki River. Most of the waters in the permit area are situated in the main park section and the wilderness on the north side of the river. The permit area contains both running waters and small lakes. The area includes tributaries of Lemmenjoki, including Máttit Ravadas and Searitjoki, and the headwaters of the Rivers Vaskojoki and Postijoki, among other destinations. 

Grayling is a popular catch at Lemmenjoki, but trout can also be caught in the area's lakes. In addition to grayling and trout, pike and perch are also commonly found. The lakes and ponds near the wilderness cottage of Vaskolompolo are home to especially sizable grayling. 

Borders of the fishing area: from Njurkulahti across the summit of the Joenkielinen Fell to the top of the Viipustunturi Fell, and from there, to the west from the summit of the Poijuskáid Fell, including the headwaters of the Postijoki and Vaskojoki Rivers. In the north, the fishing area is bordered by the summits of the Martiniiskonpalo, Jäkäläpää, Látnjoaivi and Paltsavaara Fells, from where the border runs along the western bank of Lake Äivihjärvi back to Njurkulahti. 

Note! River Vaskojoki and the stretch of River Lemmenjoki from Ravadasjärvi to Njurkulahti are no longer part of the Lemmenjoki permit area as of the beginning of 2017. Fishing in Lemmenjoki is possible with the Juutuanjoki permit (1578, Zone 6, Ala-Menesjoki - Lemmenjoki). Fishing in the stretch of Vaskojoki that runs within the Lemmenjoki National Park is possible with the Juutuanjoki Zone 5 permit (1578, Vaskojoki: border of the Lemmenjoki National Park [Kutsusuvanto] - Lake Vaskojärvi). For more information on the fishing arrangements and permit quotas in the Juutuanjoki permit area, see the destination page for Juutuanjoki (1578). 

Fishing in the Rivers Skietsimjoki and Inarijoki requires the Tenojoki River fishing permit. 

Lemmenjoki National Park

Recreational fishing (angling)
Calendar year. The river and stream waters are protected between 1 September and 30 November.
Casting, Trolling, Fly fishing
Grayling, Trout, Whitefish, Perch, Pike
Natural fish stock
Campfire site, Cottage

Buying a license


  •  € 10 / day
  •  € 35 / week

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. 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. 


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.




Mobile permits are not available for this destination.


Licence terms

Regional licensing terms

Calendar year. The river and stream waters are protected between 1 September and 30 November.
  • Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. All caught and released fish must also be reported. 
  • Fishing in Lemmenjoki River between Njurkulahti and Lake Ravadasjärvi requires the separate angling permit no. 1578. 
  • Before fishing in waters that run into the Arctic Ocean, one must disinfect all fishing gear to prevent the spreading of the parasite gyrodactylys salaris. 
  • Fishing gear brought in from outside of Ylä-Lappi (Upper Lapland) must be absolutely dry as they arrive or they must be disinfected at a disinfection station. 
  • Disinfection stations: There are 15 permit vendors with a disinfection station in the Tenojoki area and at Näätämö River the disinfection station is situated in the Skolt Sámi Heritage House in Sevettijärvi. In Inari the station is situated in the fish harbour and in Kilpisjärvi the disinfection station may be found at the premises of Polarlento Oy. 
  • Making a fire in the main area of the national park is only allowed at designated sites. The park's regulations must be adhered to at all times. More information on the rules and regulations of the Lemmenjoki National Park may be found here. 
  • Trash-free hiking helps prevent waste! Hikers are responsible for bringing their own trash and waste back from the wilderness. 


Catch quotas

3 salmonids / day

Catch sizes

  •  All trout 50 cm
  •  Grayling 30 cm

Extra information


Further information:

Ivalo Service Point, tel. +358 206 39 7701.
Siida Nature Centre, Inari, tel. +358 206 39 7740.
Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, Enontekiö, tel. +358 206 39 7950.

For more information on the area's nature and hiking destinations, visit http://www.luontoon.fi/retkikohteet 

Other services in the area:

Inari Saariselkä Resort