The permit area of Vikaköngäs is situated along the E 75 highway, 25 km north of Rovaniemi. The permit area consists of approximately 3 kilometres of the Raudanjoki River downstream from Lake Vikajärvi. Vikaköngäs is a part of the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, which offers comprehensive services, including hiking trails and campfire sites. A trail connects Vikaköngäs to Vaattunkiköngäs in the south.
A white-water kayaking course has been built 200 metres upstream of the suspension bridge. This course entails steel pillars on either side of the rapids and steel wires connecting the pillars together. When the course is set up, it makes fishing in the area more difficult.
Purchasing a permit
- €12 / 3 h
- €18 / day
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 the permission of their parent or legal guardian. The family permit costs twice as much and its fishing quota is twice as large.
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.
With the Eräluvat app, you can purchase angling permits easily and quickly. You can pay with a debit or credit card. Read the instructions for using the app.
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.
Permit terms for the areaCalendar year. Fishing is prohibited because of an event for children 7.6.-9.6. klo 15.00. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.– 30.11. and grayling fishing is prohibited between 1.4.–31.5.
- Each angler may use one rod or line, which must remain within the angler's reach at all times.
Catch quotas and catch reports
|3 hour permit||1 salmonid|
|Day permit||3 salmonids|
|Week permit||3 salmonids / day|
There are no catch quotas for whitefish.
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 with adipose fin||At least 60 cm||1.9.–30.11.|
|Trout without adipose fin||At least 50 cm||1.9.–30.11.|
|Grayling||At least 35 cm||1.4.–31.5.|
Fishers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods mandated in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.