Lapland is a destination that Pac Voyages and Piam know well as we have been organising salmon angling here for many years. This time we are taking you somewhere different, to this wonderful region of Swedish Lapland – a place where Nature is king and where you will be stunned by the beauty of the site. So, if:
your first objective is to fish in superb surroundings
-your techniques are fly, bait or spinning
-you are with your partner, with a group of friends or with your family
you want to stay in a natural environment but with a certain level of comfort
Then this is the destination for you!
Itinerary for 8 days, 7 nights, 6 days fishing
Day 1 : Arrival in Umea or Ostersund. Pick up your car rental. Drive to Saxnas (350 km). Dinner
Day 2 to 7 : Fishing and relaxation. First day with a guide
Day 8 : Drive back to Umea or Ostersund. Return car rental. End of tour
Sweden extends for 1574km from north to south and for 499 km from east to west and is the third largest country in western Europe. It has 38459km of interior waterways, 150000 islands, 96000 lakes and 7624km of coastline. Your fishing adventure will take place in the north of Lapland in the country of the midnight sun, where you will be able to admire unforgettable landscapes – from the high mountains in the west to the Bothnia Gulf in the east. This mountain region is generously sprinkled with thousands of lakes which are home to arctic char and trout. You will also discover the numerous rivers and their tributaries, teeming with fish. Here in Saxnas a wealth of opportunities await anyone who wants to experience new fishing sensations in this wonderful natural environment with its crystal-clear waters.
We recommend fly-fishing for the arctic char but spinning can also give good results with the big trout. Bait fishing is authorized on some stretches and works well. Waders are recommended.
Tackle rental : You can rent waders, tackle and float-tube
You can also hire a guide (English-speaking, one half-day is included in the price. Please consult us if you want a guide for a longer period)
Saxnas is surrounded by river stretches which are totally inaccessible by car but really good for fishing. That is the reason why we have set up ‘adventure fishing’ (at an extra cost) – your guide will take you to the most remote spots to fish grayling, trout and char. As an example, you will be able to fish the famous ‘Fiskonbäcken’ as well as the Ransaran. Transfer to these spots is by helicopter, boat or six-wheeler
The Upper Ransaran
The upper section of the Ransaran River is located in the heart of Lapland and runs through majestic mountainous landscapes, far from the roads and crowds. Anglers will seek out the large brown trout in the pools and fast-running crystal-clear waters. You will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains and forests , home to a rich variety of wildlife. All of this will make your visit to the Ransaran one to remember.
This stretch needs no introduction. Fiskonbäcken (Upper Fish Creek in English) is a 6-mile stretch where trout abound.
Here you will be fly-fishing, mainly for brown trout which can reach up to 2 kg. We advise you to fish with a floating line with nymphs, mayflies and caddis imitations of different stages of development.
You will stay in the village of Saxnas. Fishing is within a 50 km radius around this village which has a tackle shop, a café, a restaurant, a pub, a pizzeria, and a petrol station. Depending on what you are looking for and on your budget, you can choose from the three types of accommodation which Saxnas offers.
Simple accommodation with full-board and packed lunch. You can choose from/
-double or 4-bed room (9m2, separate bathroom)
-a 15m2 flat which sleeps 4 (shared bathroom)
-a 4-bed chalet (24m2) – kitchen and bathroom in the chalet
Medium-level accommodation with full-board and packed lunch. You can book a single or double room (bathroom en-suite)
Higher-level accommodation with full-board and packed lunch. You can choose from:
-a single or double room (bathroom en-suite)
-a single or double room in the annex (bathroom in each room, shared kitchen on the ground floor if you prefer not to have full-board)
-a chalet which can sleep up to 8 people but which is ideal for 4 (2 rooms + living-room/kitchen + bathroom + sauna)
NB Saxnasgarden has a sports room, a swimming-pool and a spa : ideal for couples or families (free access if you are staying at Saxnasgarden)
Seasons: From mid-June to the beginning of September
French citizens : Valid passport or ID card
Other nationalities : please check with your embassy or consulate
Health : no vaccinations required
Language spoken : Swedish. Children learn English from 9 years on. Your hosts will speak English
Time : Same time zone as France
Climate: Semi-continental thanks to the Gulf Stream. The Far North has a sub-arctic climate
Currency : Swedish krona