Galddoaivi Safaris Ky – Ice Fishing

If you’re looking for an ultimate ice-fishing experience, you can’t go wrong with Galddoaivi Safaris Ky’s ice fishing wilderness, operating out of Näätämö. Captain Atte Ikkala offers ice-fishing excursion in Finland’s largest wilderness area, Galddoaivi backwoods.

He’ll transport you to the fishing location by Ski-Doo snowmobile-pulled sled and take you ice-fishing for Grayling, Perch, Pike, and Trout in crystal clear waters. The package includes accommodation, food/drinks (no alcohol), airport pickup and dropoff, all the fishing gear and licenses, transportation and guiding, catch cleaning (you can also do C&R), and winter clothing. Just book your flights and your guide will take care of the rest.

Atte will pick you up from the Kirkenes airport – he’ll meet you at the luggage pickup. The airport is a 45 km drive from Näätämö. Usually, the arrival day involves preparing everything for the first full day of ice-fishing in the wilderness.

Your fishing days will start with Atte picking you up from the hotel by the snowmobile. You’ll travel comfortably on reindeer hide covered sled for 20 km into the Galddoaivi backwoods. There you’ll spend the day ice-fishing in a private camp in the middle of a great ice-fishing area.

Your guide will drill an 8-inch hole in thick ice and lay the reindeer hide on the top. You’ll lay down on it, drop the lure in, and watch down the hole. You’ll be able to see the bait and your pray clearly, usually fishing in the waters less than 2 meters deep.

The guide will take you back to the hotel in the evening with a sauna and restaurant/bar waiting for you. You’ll get to dine at the open fire – the food is mostly made out of the catch of the day.

Depending on when your flight leaves, on the last day, you can go ice-fishing, sightseeing by snowmobile or a car, or try sea fishing if the ice is safe. There is a good place to fish for Cod next to the airport. You will be driven to the airport at least two hours before your flight.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Nights 3 Ice-Fishing Days
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 10
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    This ice-fishing excursion will include three full fishing days in Galddoaivi backwoods. Grayling, Perch, Pike, and Trout will be on the menu – catch as many as you can! All the gear, transportation, accommodation, and meals will be covered by the charter.
  • Private trip
    One full day
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 10
    up to 2 persons
    + $223
    each additional person
    One full day of the best fishing in Lapland in the largest wilderness area in Finland. Just bring your self, your friends and warm clothes and all the rest is included. Target fish specie; grayling.

About the Captain

Atte Ikkala
Näätämö, Finland
Captain Atte Ikkala has been fishing before he could stand up. Fishing has always been a huge part of his life. He speaks English and Finnish. Captain Atte founded his charter company in 2017. He offers a fresh and innovative approach to guiding and fishing. Atte specializes in dry fly fishing and sight ice-fishing and loves to target Atlantic Salmon and Perch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Cod Cod
Perch (European) Perch (European)
Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)

Boat Specs

Ski-Doo () originally built in 2009. Powered by a 70HP Skidoo 540 2-stroke engine.

9 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Ice Fishing



Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Näätämö to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.