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 hunting licences can also be bought from Sallan Yhteismetsä (Salla Collective Forest). Several of the region’s hunting associations sell licences permitting the hunting of hare and waterfowl.

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)

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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