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The catch

There is a wide variety of fish which can be caught across the Arctic and our experienced guides know all of the best spots, as well as the best time of day, to increase your chances of catching a fish.

The perch is the national fish of Finland and is commonly caught when ice fishing particularly in clear and deep water. Pike can be a prized catch, particularly as they can grow to such a large size, and are therefore often sought as part of local competitions, as well as for food.

Whitefish are also a regularly caught fish and are usually found in lakes in coastal areas, with arctic char typically found in mountainous regions.

You will see whitefish and arctic char appear on many menus in our destinations and they make for exceptionally good eating!

The activity

Typically your guide will help you drill a hole in the ice with the hand drill, then you will simply drop a baited line in and wait for a nibble. If your patience is rewarded then you will feel a huge sense of excitement and accomplishment!

The other part of ice fishing which makes it a popular excursion with visitors to this region is that you experience nature in a delightful way. Sitting by the edge of your ice hole is quiet and relaxing, as well as providing the opportunity to gaze across the scenic landscape that surrounds you in such a pristine fashion.

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The Aurora Zone was born out of our love of all things wintery. We were already regular visitors to the likes of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland thanks to a fascination with winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and the Scandinavian way of life. Many of our visits coincided with sightings of the Northern Lights and The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with as many people as possible. We have all been held in the Aurora’s thrall and our mission is to do our very best to ensure that our clients can experience that magical moment on their Northern Lights holiday.

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