Activities for every day

The best Atlantic salmon fishing area in Europe, the Utsjoki highlands and the peace and quiet of the wilderness attract people to Karigasniemi. There is plenty to do and experience every single day!


You can rent a motorboat from Kalastajan Majatalo for good old-fashioned salmon fishing. The River Inari is also great for fly-fishing in a wilderness environment. Fishermen (and women) can use both the Finnish and Norwegian banks of the river. In this case, the fishing management fee (kalastuksenhoitomaksu) must be paid both in Finland and Norway (fiskeravgift).

The mountainous wilderness in the area is loved by hikers who also enjoy fishing. The clear mountain rivers are home to trout, grayling, lavaret and Arctic char. No licence is needed for angling or jigging in the wilderness areas, but these activities are not allowed in designated fish management areas. For fishing other than angling and jigging, fishermen of 18–64 years of age must pay a fishing management fee and buy a fishing licence.

You can find more information about fishing licences and licence sellers on the tourism pages of the Utsjoki municipality website at or at