Fishing in Swedish Lapland

Four national rivers and countless tributaries and thousands of streams from mountains to coast, more than 30,000 lakes and a coastline of over 1,500 kilometres – Swedish Lapland has room for a few more fishermen.

Salmontrippin’ in Swedish Lapland

A tanked-up car, robust rod holders and a few intensely driven salmon fishers as company is an excellent start if you’re going to do some severe salmontrippin’ in Swedish Lapland. Read more.

  • How to catch a Baltic salmon

    How to catch a Baltic salmon in Swedish Lapland? That’s the 100-dollar question for many salmon fly fishermen. But there’s some good news. It’s getting easier. A lot easier. During the last years, salmon runs in the wild Swedish Baltic rivers have been heading in the right direction.

    Ted Logart
  • The Vulgata Rally

    One of nature's most beautiful displays takes place during a couple of weeks every summer. A mayfly called Ephemera vulgata hatches and every single fish in the lake go crazy when presented with such a feast. For us fly fishermen this is simply the time when we cease to sleep.

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    When it comes to sports fishing Skellefteå is known for two things – Salmon and Pike. Or the beauty and the beast, if you will.

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  • Three Wild Salmon Rivers

    There are five rivers in Skellefteå, three of which are classified as wild salmon rivers. Such a concentration of salmon waters cannot be found anywhere else in Sweden - and the crown jewel is Byske River, without a doubt, however, you need to earn your Byske salmon.

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The salmon run

Every year thousands of salmon runs the wild rivers of Swedish Lapland, and every year fly fishermen run after some of those salmons. This is one of those runs.

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10 fish to catch in Swedish Lapland

The trout, the grayling, the salmon and the famous arctic char. But there are more fish to hook up with in Swedish Lapland. Read more.

  • Fly fishing philosophy

    If a fish, or a catch, is to be a story, the fish has to be out of the ordinary, preferably bordering on dangerous. And if the story is to become a classic, the fish should be as big as a whale or the...

    Håkan Stenlund
  • Midnight salmon

    As the renowned crew of fly-fishing filmmakers Hooké from Canada, touched down at Luleå Airport, they didn’t really know what to expect of Swedish Lapland – but soon they got overwhelmed by warm...

    Stuart Davies
  • Project Hooké – spreading fly fishing vibes

    The Canadian brand Hooké started out of the urge to tell a story about fly fishing. Today it’s become a growing movement along rivers of the world. And in Swedish Lapland the team seems perfectly rooted – spreading the vibes of fly fishing.

    Ted Logart
  • Spotted love for trout

    – Five thousand characters? About trout? How’s that going to work? – Ok… I thought that someone with nothing but fly fishing on his mind would be able to do it. What about four thousand, then?...

    Johan Jonsson
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    Food

    The taste of Swedish Lapland

    In Swedish Lapland we keep honestly prepared food from local produce close to heart. That comes quite naturally since nature’s pureness and lots of great ingredients surround us. Welcome here and taste all the goodness of nature that has over centuries adapted to life in our subarctic environment.

    Therese Sidevärn
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    Culture

    The eight seasons

    In Swedish Lapland, nature plays an intrinsic role in our life and work, and the people here are highly sensitive to the small details of the changing seasons. Therefore, it seems only natural that the Sami people describe eight seasons instead of four.

    Ella Jonsson
  • Abisko and Aurora Sky Station – world’s best place to experience the Northern Lights

    Abisko National Park, in Swedish Lapland, offers some of the best conditions in the world for northern lights watching. The unique climate of the area keep the skies almost clear, and the light pollution is next to nothing. And here, you also find the Aurora Sky Station.

    Håkan Stenlund
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