Galddoaivi Safaris – Frozen Sea

If you never did ice fishing on a frozen sea, Galddoaivi Safaris has got just the trip for you! Atte Ikkala, your guide and fish whisperer, runs seasonal ice fishing expeditions on the Barents Sea during the winter, when the ice is thick, but there’s still plenty of fish to chase.

Norway is known for its Arctic winters, which create the perfect ice fishing conditions for avid ice anglers. In case you’re visiting Näätämö or Kirkenes and you’d like to test your lines in the local waters, Atte will pick you up and take you to the most productive grounds. He will organize everything for you, including food, drinks, and all the necessary tackle, so that you don’t have to lug around your own.

Atte can drive up to 5 people to the best fishing spots, which are 15 minutes away from the Kirkenes city center. After that, you will walk on the ice until you catch a glimpse of fish on the fishfinder, drill holes, and drop your line. Your guide knows just how bountiful these waters are, so he’s certain you will land anything from Lingcod and Pollock to occasional Yellow Perch and Northern Pike.

Don’t be put-off by the Norway winter, Atte has tents and heaters to keep you warm. More often than not, you will have fair (though cold) weather while fishing, and spending all the time outside will be enjoyable, as long as you dress in layers. Whatever you catch, your guide will clean and fillet for your convenience, so that you can come home with the fruits of your hard work.

Ice fishing aficionados will have the best time on the waters of Barents Sea with Galddoaivi Safaris. Embrace the wild side of ice fishing and experience Norway from a completely new perspective!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 15 - Apr 1
    price breakdown
    On half day trips with Galddoaivi Safaris, you will get everything you need for a fun and productive day of ice fishing – the fishing equipment, food, drinks, tents, and heaters if necessary. What you will need to bring is warm clothes and waterproof shoes. You will be going after Pollock and Lingcod, and you might also reel in a Northern Pike here and there.

About the Captain

Atte Ikkala
Inari, 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

Cod Cod
Halibut Halibut
Perch (European) Perch (European)
Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)

Pollock Pollock

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Ice Fishing



Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep 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.