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Paistunturi 1301

Permit area 1301 Paistunturi will partially replace the former angling permit area 1574 Utsjoki wilderness. The second replacement angling permit area is 1302 Kaldoaivi.

The extensive angling permit area of Paistunturi is located in the Paistunturi wilderness area around Kevo Strict Nature Reserve and in the northern parts of the Muotkatunturi wilderness. The permit area includes lake, pond and river waters. Local fellside birch forests and open fells hide a large number of fishing waters where the most coveted fish species are the Arctic char, trout and grayling. The waters of the area also contain whitefish, pike and perch.

Some fishing sites are close to the road and easily accessible, making them suitable day trip destinations for the whole family or for shorter fishing trips. On the other hand, the extensive wilderness area enables even longer hiking trips. Inquire from local tourism entrepreneurs about snowmobile transport in the area.


Recreational fishing (angling)
Calendar year. The river and stream waters are protected between 1 September and 30 November, so fishing is prohibited during that time.
Ice fishing, Casting, Trolling, Fly fishing
Arctic char, Grayling, Trout, Whitefish, Perch, Pike
Natural fish stock
Lean-to shelter, Campfire hut, Open wilderness hut, Campfire site, Rental hut

Purchasing a permit

Permits for 2024 become available on 4 January 2024.

The number of permits in the Paistunturi permit area is limited. Please check the availability of permits prior to your trip.

The need for an angling permit depends on the type of waters and the number of rods and lures being used. Read more in the When do you need a permit section of the permit terms.


A total of 1,000 fishing days are available for sale in the Paistunturi angling permit area. There is no daily quota.

A total of 100 season permits are sold.

Permit price and validity

In the Paistunturi angling permit area, the customer can choose between a validity period of 24 hours or the entire season. The angling permit prices are as follows:

Permit validity Permit price
24 hours 15 €
The entire season (calendar year) 100 €

Anglers under 18 years of age pay half price.

Anglers under 15 years of age who are fishing with an adult can fish under the adult's angling permit with the same catch quota. In other words, they do not require a separate angling permit.

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.


Ivalo: Ivalon Eräsoppi (hiking and camping store)
Inari: Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida (
Ivalo: Ivalo Customer Service (

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

Calendar year. The river and stream waters are protected between 1 September and 30 November, so fishing is prohibited during that time.

When do you need a permit

The need for an angling permit depends on the type of waters and the number of rods and lures being used.

A Paistunturi angling permit 1301 is needed when you fish

  • with more than one rod
  • in running waters
  • in special still waters where general fishing rights do not apply.

This means that fishing with a lure is permitted in running waters when you purchase an angling permit: simply paying the fisheries management fee does not grant the right to fish with a lure. However, hook and line fishing and ice fishing are prohibited in running waters regardless of whether the person has an angling permit or not.

Fishing with a lure is also permitted in special waters when you purchase an angling permit: simply paying the fisheries management fee does not grant the right to fish with a lure. Angling and ice fishing are permitted in special waters when you purchase an angling permit. Special waters are marked on the PDF map for the angling permit area and as a restricted area in the map window on this page and in the service.

General fishing rights apply to other still waters included in the permit area. This means that you do not need to purchase an angling permit or pay the fisheries management fee for hook and line fishing or ice fishing. Lure fishing with one (1) rod is also permitted in these still water areas for persons who have paid the fisheries management fee or who are under 18 years of age, over 70 years of age or have reached the age of 65 or more by 31 December 2023. 

Water areas and regional restrictions that are included in this angling permit

The permit allows fishing in some of the flowing waters in the area and in the special waters of the area: in Rohtoluoppal, Rávdojávri (Petsikko), Áhkojávri, Vuolimus and Bajimus Sieiddejávri, Hánnojávri (Karigasniemi), Lakes Gáregas, Vuorggotčear, Gaskabeaičohka and Solccar, and Jalven muorin lampi Pond.

Angling permit Paistunturi 1301 does not entitle you to fish in the following water areas even though they are in the area:

  • Kevo Strict Nature Reserve
  • rivers and lakes that runs into Tenojoki, which are marked in red on the permit area map. To fish on these waters an angler needs a different angling permit.

The Paistunturi angling permit does not grant the right to fish in private waters.

Fishing gear, bait and waste

In the municipalities of Upper Lapland (incl. the Paistunturi angling permit area) it is prohibited to use bait fish when hook and line fishing, ice fishing or lure fishing. This is to prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite. To prevent the spread of other parasites, it is recommended to bury the waste after gutting the fish you have caught.

In order to prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylus salaris parasite and Canadian waterweed (Elodea canadensis), fishing gear brought from outside to the Paistunturi angling permit area must be completely dry. It is also recommended to disinfect fishing gear at disinfection points before starting fishing. Fishing gear can be disinfected

  • in the facilities of many tourism companies along the Tana River,
  • at Inari fish harbour in Inari and
  • at SEO service station in Ivalo.

These actions to stop the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite are based on the decree by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. More information about the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite and how to prevent spreading it: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Lapland, Finnish Food Authority ( and

Catch quotas

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

Trout 1 fish
Grayling 3 fish

There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species in this permit area.

Catch sizes and protection periods

The following catch sizes and protection periods for fish species are in effect for this permit area:

Fish species Catch size Protection period
Trout At least 50 cm In rivers and streams 1.9.–30.11. (All fishing in river and stream waters is prohibited 1.9.–30.11.)
Grayling At least 30 cm Grayling do not have a protection period in this permit area, but all fishing in river and stream waters is prohibited 1.9.–30.11.

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

Further information

Further information

Information about tourism services in Utsjoki is available on the Explore Utsjoki website (

More information about the Paistunturi permit area and fishing there is available in the following Metsähallitus service points:

You can search for hiking destinations in this area at