Nuorttijoki 3550

Situated in the northeast wilderness of the municipality of Savukoski, the Nuorttijoki River empties into Lake Nuorttijärvi on the Russian side of the border. The fishing area covers all waters of the River on the Finnish side of the border up to the border zone.

Nuorttijoki offers hiking anglers approximately 150 km of pristine river and stream waters for fly fishing and casting. Nuorttijoki is also a great destination for canoeing anglers. Returning from the lower reaches of the river is only possible by coming back upstream.


Recreational fishing (angling)
For waters within the Urho Kekkonen National Park 1.6.–31.8. For other waters 1.6.–31.12. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.–30.11.
Fly fishing, Casting
Grayling, Trout, Whitefish
Natural fish stock
Campfire site, Lean-to shelter, Cottage

Buying a license


  • €8 / 3 h
  • €10 / day
  • €35 / week
  • €50 / season

All persons under 18 years of age receive a 50% discount on the permits and persons under 15years 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.




Tulppio: Tulppion Majat
Savukoski: Kairiver Wilderness Centre


Licence terms

Regional licensing terms

For waters within the Urho Kekkonen National Park 1.6.–31.8. For other waters 1.6.–31.12. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.–30.11.
  • Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at All caught and released fish must also be reported.
  • Each angler may use one rod or line, which must remain within the angler's reach at all times.
  • The use of a bait fish in hook & line fishing, ice fishing or lure fishing is absolutely forbidden in the waters of this fishing area, as per a decree from the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (no. 1376/2004, 31.12.2004).
  • Boats, canoes and fishing tackle (reels, rods, lures, landing nets, boots, waders, fish cleaning accessories, etc.) brought in from other waterways must be absolutely dry or they must be disinfected at a disinfection station before being used in Nuorttijoki.
  • Approximately 20 km of the lower section of the river belongs to the Urho Kekkonen National Park and anglers must adhere to the park's rules and guidelines while in this area.
  • The Tankavaara Visitor Centre (tel. +358 206 39 7251) on the outskirts of the Urho Kekkonen National Park offers expert guidance and provides anglers with all the information they need regarding the park's special rules.

Catch quotas

3 hour permit 1 salmonid
Day permit   3 salmonids
Week permi 3 salmonids / day
Season permit   3 salmonids / day


There are no catch quotas for whitefish.

Catch sizes

  • In the main channel of the Nuorttijoki river inside the UK National Park: grayling 35 cm and trout 50 cm.
  • Elsewhere inside the permit area: grayling 30 cm and trout 50 cm.

Extra information


The area's services include several lean-to shelters, huts, cooking shelters, unlocked wilderness cabins and reservable cabins as well as the private tourism services provided by Tulppion Majat.

There is also the Nuortti Hiking Trail (40 km) for hikers.