Finland Lapland Solo Female Utsjoki

Ice Fishing in Utsjoki, Finnish Lapland

Last Updated on March 28, 2018.

Originally published on Stop Having a Boring Life

Far from vacationing in St. Lucia, I’m currently traveling around Suomi aka Finland with my partner in crime- my iPhone. I’ll be here for about 2 1/2 weeks in total as a guest of Visit Finland on a not-so-typical press trip in which I’ve taken over their Instagram account. You can read more of the details over on The Blonde Gypsy or follow along @OurFinland and @TheBlondeGypsy, but right here and right now I want to make up for lost time with a little video I put together just for you guys.

Considering it has to do with a topic that is often discussed on this blog, one that I have NEVER been able to contribute to, I have to say I am super stoked I was given the opportunity to do this because Lord knows I couldn’t have attempted it on my own. Also great is that I was able to capture it all on film and turn it into a little episode that will hopefully give you a good sense of what it’s like to go fishing, ice fishing, as far north as you can get in the European Union – Utsjoki in Finnish Lapland.

Kiitos to EPELI KY (Eki Lukkari) for taking me out and showing me the ropes/lines and Maria from Utsjoki Tourism for being such a great fishing companion. If you can’t view the video above for some reason, try this this link.


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    January 1, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I’m attempting to plan a quick trip for a couple (3-4) days in Finland in addition to a trip to Iceland. All your posts on Finland have been AWESOME and I’m excited to visit!!

    Do you think early or mid-March is okay to do winter activities like husky sledding or should I stick to Helsinki?

    Thanks :D

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      January 2, 2014 at 1:48 am

      Great, that makes me really happy to hear! :) Early or mid-March is perfect as I was there in mid April doing all of this. A little warmer and lighter then too. Hope you have a great time!

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        January 2, 2014 at 6:18 am


        Most of the travel packages I’ve looked at for Lapland require a min. of 2 people. Do you think I’d be able to do the snowmobiling and husky sledding as a solo traveler?

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          January 3, 2014 at 11:09 pm

          I’m not sure, you’d have to get in touch with the different companies. Just let them know you are interested and on what dates and usually they can get you on with another person or group.

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