Syväjärvi is a clear-watered forest lake with two distinct sections that is located some 20 kilometres away from Kuhmo town centre. Both ends of the lake are deep and the shores are steep. The scenery is commanded by dry pine forests and the Syväjärvensärkkä sandbank rising on the north side of the lake. There is an easily traversed shore trail encircling the lake (approx. 6 km) with several campfire sites along the way.
Rainbow trout, which is planted into the lake catch-sized, offers thrilling angling experiences throughout the year. Syväjärvi is also an ideal fishing and hiking destination for families and groups.
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. For fishers under 15 years of age who intend to fish alone, a one week's fishing permit is available free of charge at the Eräluvat online store.
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.
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.
As of 1 January 2020, mobile permits are no longer available. This is due to mobile network operator’s decision not to provide the current service anymore.
Kuhmo: Petola Visitor Centre
Kuhmo: Pääkkönen & Piirainen Oy (hunting and fishing store)
Kuhmo: Huoltamo Kuksa Oy (service station)
Suomussalmi: TB-Turjanhovi (service station)
Fishing permit vending machine
Accepts 2 Euro, 1 Euro, 50 Cent and 20 Cent coins.
|3 hour permit||1 salmonid|
|Day permit||3 salmonids|
|Salmonids||Rainbow trout, whitefish, grayling|
Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi.
The fisher can only catch the number of salmonids specified on the permit. Regardless of the combination of permits the angler has, they may only catch a maximum of three salmonids / day.
Boat, sauna and caravan space rentals: Matti Kyllönen, tel. +358 40 7012144.
Cottages for rent: Lomarengas
Approx. 6 km of shore trails, lean-to, hut, campfire sites, camping and caravan area.
Syväjärvi Cafe open 3.6.2020 from Wed-Thu 13-18 and Fri-Sun 11-18
The best fishing spots are at the ends of the lake and near the strait in the middle.
The fish stock of Syväjärvi is maintained by planting catch-sized rainbow trout and fry-sized whitefish and grayling into the lake.