T A U B E A C T I V I T Y
Northern pike, grayling and brown trout fishing
200 kilometers above the arctic circle
We welcome you to spend your vacation at a wonderfully located fishing camp, 30 kilometers north of Kiruna, Sweden, where the Rautas River meets the Torne River. In this area above the Arctic Circle, there are no car roads. The only way to get here is by boat, which presents extraordinary fishing. Not only is this place exclusive in that you will be nearly alone in fishing here, but also for its wide range of fishing waters.
Right outside the door you have two rivers, one shallow and warm with a thriving delta and massive northern pike swimming around, and another bigger river, which is a bit colder and full of rapids. They both boast crystal clear water. Just 50 meters from to the camp is a 3 kilometer long rapid in the Torne River, called Vakkakoski. Here, you will have great opportunities to catch beautiful, big grayling and brown trout especially during July and August, either by casting or fly fishing. You can easily follow a little trail and walk along the river. The rapids are a mix between streams and pools and you can use your waders to get the best reach out there. It is both relaxing and exciting to troll from a boat at the end of the stream, which is often very successful as well.
The Rautas River offers great areas and hotspots for river pike. Every year, northern pike weighing in at 10 kilos have been known to be caught. The best time for fishing river pike is in the beginning of June or in September. They can be caught just by fishing from land, or you can rent a boat to get around.
If you would like to start your first day with a guide to show your around the rivers and to help you find the best spots, we would be happy to arrange that for you, or any day during your stay, for the best possible fishing experience. Cruise through calm inlets or past the stunning delta before battling a feisty river pike, trout or grayling. We will provide you with a map over the area so you can easily get an overview of the places you find interesting.
To fish in the area you will need a fishing license, which we are happy to obtain for you.
General fishing rules and seasons
Around the camp we have trout, pike, grayling and perch.
Trout may be fished all spring and summer until September 1st. The best time is generally in the evenings at the end of August.
Pike may be fished all year around. Normally the best fishing is when they are most active in the spring, at the end of May, or in late autumn (September).
Graylings may be fished from June 15 throughout the summer and autumn.
The daily grayling and trout catch limit is 5 fish in total.
Fly fishing equipment
For fly fishing trout we recommend a double handed rod, 12-13 feet and 7-8 weight.
If you prefer fishing with single hand rod, we can recommend 9-10 feet and 6 or 7 weight.
Bring floating lines and perhaps an intermediate line and a sink line. For leaders, you need normal nylon or monofilament that is the same length as the rod and is about 0.35-0.38mm at the tip for fishing with bigger flies.
For smaller flies you will need a thinner 0.20-0.25 leader at the end of the tip.
A good combo for grayling and trout would be a 6 weight rod and a WF floating line, also 6 weight.
Generally speaking, streaking caddies, dry flies and streamers work very well here. Colors such as brown, black, grey and olive are popular.
Before heading to the boat and camp, we can arrange a stop at a specialized fishing shop and pick up some of the best flies and lures for this area.
Waders are necessary to get out from the shore and bushes. Felt or studded shoe soles are best since the bottom has stones and requires balance.
It is very easy to get to Kiruna, either by train or flight from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The flight takes only one and a half hours when flying SAS or Norwegian. Our car will be there to pick you up at the train station, airport or from your hotel when you arrive. If you would like to stop by the local fishing store to pick up flies or get some inspiration about this area, we would be happy to do so.
The car ride takes about 20 minutes and then we will travel 10 kilometers to the camp in jet boats on the river.
It is up to you how many days you would like to book. On your departure day, we will drive you back to central Kiruna.
https://www.flysas.com/en (youth tickets for anyone under 26 years of age)
Before starting your fishing adventure, we will arrange a hearty breakfast for you at the camp. For lunch, you can bring our packed lunch with you on your excursion. There are two options for dinner, a packed dinner to be eaten by the campfire or food served to you by our staff at a particular time in the kitchen cabin. We cook traditional food from the region and international dishes. You are also welcome to provide your own food. There is a fully equipped kitchen cabin with a gas stove and oven and a food cellar.
The camp offers cabins heated by wood-burning stoves, an oven for smoking fish, phone and camera charging capabilities, two saunas (one floating on a raft in the river and one next to your cabin), an outdoor fireplace, an aluminum rowboat and boat engines. Though not hotel standard, our accommodations are genuine and cozy and perfect for a stay in the wild. What else do you need! There is no running water in the cabins and only limited 12 V electricity.
All of us organizers speak English and Swedish. We will communicate with you in these languages in e-mails, on guided tours and at the camp.
Clothes and weather
The weather can vary considerably. Some days it’s +25 degrees Celsius and sunny and others +5 and rainy. You are likely to experience a range of weather. We strongly recommend that you bring rain gear and many layers of clothing. Also bring a warm hat, gloves and socks, just in case the weather turns chilly. By dressing in layers, you can regulate your temperature by adding more layers or taking some off.
Generally, Kiruna hovers at about +15 degrees during the day and +5 degrees at night in the months of June, July and August. In September, it cools down, and has an average temperature of +8 degrees during the day and +2 degrees at night.
Midnight sun and northern lights
Between June and August, we experience 24 hours of sunlight since the sun never sets. This is a highly memorable experience in itself and mother nature offers breathtaking scenes. There is no need to rush around to fit activities in since you are never without daylight. Starting in mid-August, the nights get increasingly dark, but then you can look forward to mind blowing northern lights shimmering in the sky.
Cabins equipped with beds and sleeping bags
Fully equipped kitchen
Oven for smoking fish
Guide with boat
Your own fishing equipment
Flashlight or headlamp for late nights in August and September
Towel for the sauna
SEK 800 per day/person
Round-trip transport Kiruna - Vakkakoski (15 km car ride, 10 km boat ride): SEK 2,000 up to 5 people.
Additional guests: SEK 400/person for transportation
Guide, 8 hours, for a maximum of 4 people: SEK 4,000
For additional food packages: SEK 500 per day/person
3 people, 6 days
Transport: SEK 2,000
Accommodations: (800 x 3 people) x 6 days = SEK 14,400
Guide 1st and 3rd day: 4,000 x 2 = SEK 8,000
Food package (breakfast + lunch + dinner) half of the stay = (500 x 3 people) x 3 days = SEK 4,500
Total: SEK 28,900
Drop us an e-mail at [email protected] and we will arrange the best possible fishing adventure for you.
We take bookings for any and all days between June 10th and September 10th.
BOOK NOW for 2022: June 10th - September 10th