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.
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.
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.
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.
Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas
Tunturitie 54, Äkäslompolo
tel. +358 20 639 7039
|Permit type||Catch quota|
|All permit types||2 salmonids / day|
Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. All caught and released fish must also be reported.