River Äkäsjoki 2570
River Äkäsjoki is located nearby the beautiful Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and Äkäslompolo, which is the biggest village in the area. All services you might need are easily reachable either in Äkäslompolo or in the village of Kolari.
Please note that not all waters in the main channel of River Äkäsjoki are part of this permit area! See the map for detailed information.
Main target species of this area is grayling, which can be found in all parts of the river. Äkäsjoki is also known for its seatrout. Latest scientific surveys show that Äkäsjoki district is the most important reproduction site for seatrout in the water system of River Tornion-Muonionjoki.
In Äkäsjoki area you will find both easy-access fishing spots and more remote places for those who prefer peaceful locations.
Changes to fishing regulations in 2019
Fishing regulations have been updated for the fishing season 2019. All trout need to be released, only barbless hooks are permitted, only one hook per lure can be used, graylings must be between 30 and 35 cm (smaller/bigger need to be released), and the daily catch quota is two salmonids per day. Purpose of these fishing regulations is to improve sustainable fishing and especially strengthen the trout and grayling populations.
Purchasing a permit
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 (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi).
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
Permit terms for the areaJune 1 - September 20
- Fishing permits might be unavailable if the recovery of released fish becomes uncertain due to fishing conditions, for example high water temperature.
- Only one barbless hook (with a maximum of three hooks in it) per lure can be used.
- When fly fishing, use of multiple flies (droppers) is not allowed.
Catch quotas and catch reports
|Permit type||Catch quota|
|All permit types||2 salmonids / day|
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||All sizes of fish must be released||Completely protected|
|Grayling||At least 30 cm and at most 35 cm||No protection period in this permit area|
Fishers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods mandated in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.