Ice fishing trip in Saimaa

Ice fishing trip in lake Saimaa with local guide is a great winter experience. You will learn the basics of winter fishing through the ice. Drill holes through the ice and try to catch a fish. Guide will show you necessary fishing techniques and baits. We will also look under the ice with ice fishing sonar, which allows you to see what is happening under the ice, this will help us catch fish. Lake Saimaa is beautifull in winter and deep frozen. Hot juice is available on ice to keep you warm. Remember to dress up warmly. Welcome to experience ice fishing trip in lake Saimaa!

Ice fishing trip in lake Saimaa highlights

  • Learn basics of winter fishing safely with local guide 
  • Try drilling hole in ice with ice drill and fishing with ice fishing rods. Lucky ones might catch a perch or other fish
  • Sip hot juice in the middle of ice and snow in Saimaa archipelago

Ice fishing trip in Puumala 3 H

  • When    from January through early April depending on ice situation. Only when ice is strong enough and safe 
  • Where  Niinisaari island, by lake Saimaa in Puumala. Meeting with guide in Okkola holiday cottages parking, address: Ylössaarentie 35,  52200 Puumala. NOTE this program can be organized within 100 km from Puumala with (outside of Puumala you need to pay km-compensation for guide)
  • Difficulty  Normal. Guided fishing suits also for beginners, as guide will show necessary techniques and takes care of your safety. Walking distance on ice is some 400 m 
  • Starting time  at 09:00 or at 13:00 If you want to start on another time, contact guide before booking 
  • Duration 3 H
  • Price 45€/person, Minimum payment 135€/3persons. Program is available for groups of max 10 persons
  • Price includes guide services, ice fishing equipment, use of ice-fishing sonar, hot juice on ice,
  • Own equipment needed  You need warm wind-proof winter clothing and long winter boots ( water-proof boots are recommended), sunglasses are good on sunny weather, spare clothes if necessary 
  • Extra services NOTE If you want the program organized elsewhere over 10kms away from Puumala center, you need to pay extra 0,50€/km guides km-compensation, depending on distance (paid on site cash/credit-card). Okkola and Sahanlahti no extra charge. Remember to give your accommodation address in booking process or right after booking by contact-form, so guide knows the address where he comes. Guides km-compensation 0,50€/km from Puumala to your address depending on distance, will be paid on site. Transportation from Puumala or within 100km of Puumala (Mikkeli, Imatra, Lappeenranta) can be arranged for max 8 persons for extra fee.
  • Extra services extra fishing hours with guide +40€/H/group
  • Extra services accommodation in Okkola holiday cottages, click for more information
  • Service language guide speaks English, Finnish, French  and also some German, a bit of Russian
  • Bookings  online  with immediate confirmation , payment by credit cards