Hunting and fishing


In Salla, the vast wilderness and abundant game stock offer versatile hunting opportunities.

Metsähallitus sells licences for small game, small predator and bear hunting. Small game, waterfowl/goose and elk- and bear hunting licences can also be bought from Sallan Yhteismetsä (Salla Collective Forest).

Bear hunting is organised as quota-based restricted hunting: the licence expires as soon as the bear quota for the eastern reindeer herding area is reached.

Hunting licences for the Salla region are sold by:

* Sallan Yhteismetsä’s (Salla Collective Forest) tel. +358-40-676 56 00; Spring, water birds and rabbitshunting licences

* Several of the region’s hunting associations sell licences permitting the hunting of hare and waterfowl

Guided hunting trips in Salla are organised at least by:

* Kola Extreme, +358 (0)16 837 791,

* Jotos / Sallan Poropuisto, +358 (0)16 837 771,

* Tuntsan Tunturilomat Oy, +358 (0)16 836 710,

* Sallan Erä- ja kalamiehet ry, +358 (0)400 394 787,


The state fishery fee must be paid in all regions whenever a person from 18 to 64 years of age practises lure fishing (does not apply to ice fishing or angling). The fee can be paid to the account 166030-101496 (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry) in Nordea or purchased from the web site

In addition, for lure fishing one needs either a county-specific lure fishing licence or a permission given by the water area owner.

The lure fishing licence for the county of Lapland can be paid to the account 166030-106636 (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry) or purchased from the web site

No lure fishing licence is needed for the state public water areas.

The county-specific lure fishing licence does not permit fishing in the following locations:

-         stream areas in salmon- and whitefish-rich bodies of water

-         in areas where fishing is otherwise prohibited by a regulation

Areas in Salla where a special licence is needed (fishing is prohibited):

* Oulankajoki, Savinajoki

* Ahvenlammit

* Tammakkolampi, Tuohenlusikkalampi

* Peskinpuro

* Kirmoilampi

* Iso Karvastekemäjärvi

In Salla, fishing licences are sold by the following parties, for instance:

* Sallan Yhteismetsä (Salla Collective Forest), tel. +358 (0)16 831 269

o Licences: Water areas owned by Sallan Yhteismetsä

* SEO (Sallan Autohuolto), tel. +358 (0)40 709 9687

o Licences: The Metsähallitus lure fishing licence, the fishing area of Yli-Kemi, the participants’ association of Salmivaara

* Hautajärven Luontotalo, tel. +358 (0)205 64 6870

o Licences: The state fishery fee (administration fee: EUR 2), the county-specific lure fishing licence (administration fee: EUR 2), the fishing licence for the Oulanka National Park, the collective licence for Oulanka and Kitkajoki (administration fee: EUR 2), the fishing licence for Ylä-Oulanka (administration fee: EUR 1), the lure fishing licence for Metsä-Lappi (Forest Lapland)

* Jotos / Sallan Poropuisto, tel. +358 (0)16 837 771

o Licences: The fishing licence for Tammukkalampi

More information about fishing in Salla

Hautajärvi fishing area

Kalatalouden keskusliitto

Lapin kalatalouskeskus

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