Utsjoki 1572

Permits become available on 18 May 2020 at  9 AM.

The main channel of Utsjoki River is one of the most important tributaries of Tenojoki River. The river area is easily accessible from the Inari-Utsjoki road. The river runs through several large lakes and there are many lake-like quiet sections. Utsjoki is an important spawning river for salmon living in the Arctic Ocean. The efforts to safeguard and grow the river's salmon stocks are based on having an adequate spawning stock and limiting the number of fishing permits. Fishing in the river is regulated with permit terms and rules defined for tributary waters.

Fishing is allowed within the area between Utsjoki - Nuorgam bridge - Lake Kevojärvi. Please check the PDF map for the permit area, as the area shown on the web map is not correct at the moment.

The area is inhabited and there are privately owned waters that are not part of the permit area. 

 Weekly protection period: Fishing is prohibited from Sunday 7 PM to Monday 7 PM. 

The number of fishing permits is limited so make sure that there are available permits before your trip. Permits are sold for the period between 1.7.-20.8. 


Recreational fishing (angling)
1.7.-20.8. Permits begin at 7 AM or 7 PM.
Fly fishing, Casting
Sea salmon, Trout, Grayling, Whitefish
Natural fish stock

Target map

Ei karttaa tällä hetkellä Lapland, Utsjoki

Buying a license

Permits become available on 18 May 2020 at  9 AM.

Note! If you have ordered your permit by phone during the advance sale period, you must ensure that the permit is paid for in full by the due date indicated on the invoice. 

Permit quotas: 180 permit days. The daily quota is 6 permits/day.

Unclaimed and unsold fishing permits are to be sold later in the fishing season. These extra dates will be published on the Eräluvat.fi website. 

Prices: €20 / 12 hours 


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.



Licence terms

Regional licensing terms

1.7.-20.8. Permits begin at 7 AM or 7 PM.

Lures allowed in the permit area: lure and fly. 

Permit area: The permit only grants the right to fish in the area designated on the permit area map. There are many private water areas in Utsjoki River that are not included in the permit. The borders of the permit area are marked on the permit area map that is printed out with the permit. 

Catch report: As per the fishing rules in effect at Tenojoki River and its tributaries, making a catch report is mandatory. The catch report may be submitted to a postal collection box (with postage paid). 

Weekly protection period: Fishing is prohibited from Sunday 7 PM to Monday 7 PM. 

Disinfection of fishing tackle: Fishing gear brought in from outside of Ylä-Lappi (Upper Lapland) must be disinfected before fishing to prevent the spread of fish diseases. You must be able to present a certificate of disinfection when requested to do so. The disinfection certificate may be obtained at the following tourism companies by the Tenojoki River: Kalastajan Majatalo (Karigasniemi), Juha Lohi (Seitala), Tenon Tunturituvat ky (Tanssijoki), Tenon Kalastus- ja Eräpalvelu (Yläköngäs), Lomakylä Valle (Utsjoki), Uulan Säästö (Utsjoki), Tenon Lohituvat (Niemelä), Pub Restaurant Rastigaisa (Utsjoki), Vetsituvat (Vetsikko), Vetsikon leirintämökit (Vetsikko), Tenon Lohiranta (Niittyranta), Nuorgamin Lomakeskus (Nuorgam).

Use of bait fish and gutting fish: Bringing bait fish into the Tenojoki water system from other water areas is prohibited. The use of bait fish is prohibited in the drainage area of the Tenojoki waterway. Fish caught in other waterways must not be gutted or cleaned in the immediate vicinity of natural waters in the drainage area (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Decree no. 1376/2004). 

Catch quotas

Salmon and trout 1 fish / permit
Other salmonids 3 fish / permit


Catch sizes

  • Salmon: 30 cm
  • All trout: 50 cm
  • Grayling: 30 cm

Extra information


There are no marked trails, maintained campfire sites, wilderness cabins or rental cottages in the area. Utsjoki has a wide selection of tourism providers who offer lodging, hiking and guide services.

There are many private water and land areas by Utsjoki River and traversing across private areas is prohibited and cars must not be parked along entryways to private lands.