• Duration

    July 22-July 30, 2025
    9 days, 8 nights

  • Location

    Mountains around Kvikkjokk, Padjalenta and Sarek National Parks, Sweden

  • Maximum participants


  • Price

    $ 500 (reservation deposit)
    $4450 (second payment)

Join Saveur the Journey for a Fly Fishing adventure in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Swedish Lapland North of the Arctic circle is a unique place because of its natural beauty, remoteness, 24 hour daylight, and excellent fishing for large wild populations of Arctic char, brown trout, and Arctic grayling.

Experience the adventure of Lapland where we can safely drink water straight from the streams, eat reindeer steaks and moose burgers, take a wood fired sauna next to a river, and lose ourselves in the spontaneity of endless daylight in nature.

We will use helicopters to fly into remote cabins that afford us access to mountain rivers and lakes with un-pressured populations of wild fish, hungry to sip dry flies or hammer nymphs and streamers. Local guides will show us the flies and techniques to stalk and catch the three main salmonidae species of the Swedish Lapland above the Arctic circle.

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We will fly by helicopter over lakes, rivers and mountains to lead guide Vidar Segerström’s remote private wilderness fishing cabin situated on the Tsielekjåhkkå river that will become our base-camp. We will fish several sections of the Tsielekjåhkkå river for brown trout and Arctic char but the real attraction is some of the biggest and best Arctic Grayling fishing anywhere in the world. Everyone will catch plenty of this beautiful sport fish, and most are taken on dry flies. We will also day hike to a mountain with a magnificent view and fish several small lakes for trout and Arctic Char. For a change we can take a boat out on the Lake Peuraure and fish for the huge Northern pike in shallow waters with frog imitations or delicious perch, and the big trout that inhabit is cool, deep, waters.

We will also have the opportunity to venture to the high mountains in Stora Sjofallet National Park on the border with Sarek National Parkand stay in the Sami camp on Pietsaure (a lake) with good access to the Ávtsusjåhkå river, which holds a healthy population of brightly colored Arctic Char. With snow remaining on the high peaks well into July, the high mountains are where the reindeer go to escape the mosquitoes and calve. This is a dramatic landscape with beautiful waterfalls, carpets of wild berries, majestic mountains and bright fish.

We will eat remarkable food prepared by Sami Chef Kristoffer Åstrom of cafe Gasskas, whose approach to traditional wild foods with a blend of ancient and modern techniques sets him apart as one of the best chefs of Northern Sweden. Eva Gunnare, taste creator, wildcrafter, and owner of “Essence of Lapland” will prepare a delicious meal with ingredients from the Arctic with an emphasis on Eva’s amazing foraged delicacies. We will dine on the abundance of wild foods that can be found all around us: Souvas (the Sami delicacy of salted and smoked reindeer meat), moose burgers and steaks, whole roasted trout, smoked Arctic char, poached grayling, firm filets of perch with parsley and butter, and the remarkable cloudberries, blueberries, and lingonberries that cover Swedish mountains.

The Indigenous people, the Sami, have lived here for thousands of years by fishing, herding reindeer, hunting, gathering, and growing crops (it is warmer than similar latitudes thanks to a warm gulf stream current).  It remains a wild and remote area, Jokkmokk “kommun” (municipality) is roughly the size of New Jersey with a population of 5000 people.  During the winter several weeks pass without the sun breaking the horizon, making for a cold clear winter filled with twilight, northern lights, and blanketed with a thick layer of pure white snow. During the summer the reverse happens and the sun remains continually in the sky providing 24 hours of daylight. This results in rapid growth from flora and fauna. The Fjäll (Swedish mountains) burst into a carpet of edible berries, reindeer calves grow quickly, and the fish bite all the time as they hurry to fortify themselves before the cold of winter returns.

Due to the remoteness and ruggedness of Swedish Lapland you must be in good physical shape and have experience hiking and camping in a variety of weather conditions. The cabins where we will stay are comfortable but rustic (no running water, wood cook stoves, small solar panel for electricity, outhouse). The sleeping accommodations in the cabins are bunk style rooms with 2-4 beds in each room. Typical days can be quite long as the constant daylight provide lots of time to fish.  “Normal” schedules are thrown out and we fall into a rhythm of sleeping when we are tired, eating when we are hungry, and fishing in between. For the die-hard angler you can fish until you can’t see straight. For the less enthusiastic angler there is plenty of flexibility in our schedule and other activities (hiking, berry picking, swimming, baking bread, boating, photography, reading, etc) to keep everyone happy.

Swedes have a love of nature as part of their national identity. Most Swedes enjoying being outdoors in most conditions, and in Lapland those conditions can often be quite extreme. “There is no bad weather, only bad clothes” is a common Swedish saying. On this trip you will experience the Swedish way of being outside. We will not pack an energy bar or a handful of peanuts and raisins to quickly fuel ourselves for lunch. Instead often we will stop, build a fire, cook a hot meal, boil coffee, and fully enjoy the experience of eating and being outside. We will enjoy nature as a part of it, not as aliens insulated against it and longing to be back in our homes.

Here we can drink the cold pure water straight from the streams.  We can tie knots in fly-line at midnight without a flashlight, watch reindeer browse lichens, and eat fish fresh from the river.  Vidar’s wilderness fishing cabin has a traditional Swedish Sauna on the river where we can enjoy the heat of the wood stove and the cold of a beer after a day of fishing.

This trip is suitable for beginners who have never caught a fish up to expert fly fisherman/women looking to catch trophy char, trout, and grayling. The guide to client ratio is a max of 1:4, but if you would like a fully guided experience (1 guide for 2 people) that is available for a supplemental fee. We recommend you bring your own fly rods (5 or 6 weight and a heavier 7 or 8 weight). We will provide some flies but recommend that you bring your own as well. Felt-soled waders are permitted in Sweden but we prefer rubber soled wading boots that walk well.

Day 1

Arrive at Lulea airport by 11am.
Lunch at Hemmagastronomi in Lulea.
Transfer from Lulea to Jokkmokk by Van (2 hours).
Check into Hotel Akerlunds. Relax, visit Jokkmokk.
Welcome and introduction to Lapland by “Essence of Lappland’s” Eva Gunnare.
Dinner of Arctic Food with Eva Gunnare.

Day 2

Breakfast at Hotel Akerlunds featuring local cheeses, sausages, jams, and berries.
Meet with Fly fishing guide Vidar for outfitting.
Transfer by Van to Kvikkjokk (1.5 hours).
Helicopter Transfer to Skaite, Vidar’s wilderness fishing cabin (or hike in the 10km if you prefer).
Lunch at the cabin.
Fish the Tsielekjåhkkå river in small groups with guides.
Dinner at the cabin.
Sauna and cold beer.
More Fishing?
Sleep when you are tired.

Day 3

Go fishing or sleep in.
Breakfast at cabin at 9am.
Pack lunch.
Fly fishing with guides on the Tsielekjåhkkå river.
Return to cabin.
Rest and relax with drinks and appetizers.
Dinner-Souvas (salted and smoked reindeer meat, almond potatoes, lingonberries, birch panna cotta).
Sauna and chocolate fondue.

Day 4

Fishing or sleep in.
Breakfast at 9am.
Fly fish in small groups with guides. Either fish up river or hike to small alpine lakes.
Hot lunch outside
More fishing.
Dinner-Smoked grayling or trout.
Take the boat out on Lake Peuraure to stalk big trout.
Optional midnight sun hike.

Day 5

Breakfast at 8am.
Pack up and leave cabin.
Helicopter to Kvikkjokk (or hike out if your prefer).
Van transfer to Jokkmokk (1.5 hours)
Lunch at Cafe Gasskas in Jokkmokk
Van transfer to Stora Sjofallet (2 hours)
Helicopter to Sami camp at Pietsaure(or hike in if you prefer).
Unpack and settle into cabins.
Fishing with guides for Arctic Char or relax.

Day 6

Breakfast at 9am
Pack lunch.
Fishing with guides in small groups in the Ávtsusjåhkå river.
Picnic Lunch.
More fishing.

Day 7

Breakfast at 9am.
Fish different section of Ávtsusjåhkå river in small groups with guides.
Hot lunch outside.
More fishing.
Return to cabin.
Take boats out on Pietjaure and stalk big trout and char.

Day 8

Breakfast at 8am
Last chance for a trophy fish.
Pack up and leave cabins.
Take helicopter back to Stora Sjofallet (or hike out if you prefer).
Transport by van to Jokkmokk (2 hours).
Check into hotel Akerlunds.
Farewell Dinner at Krog Lokal prepared by Sami Chef Kristoffer Åstrom.

Day 9

Breakfast at Hotel Akerlunds
Transfer by van to Lulea airport for afternoon flights (2 hours)

What’s included?

  • All accommodations (double or triple occupancy)
  • 6.5 days guided Fly fishing (max 1:4 ratio)

    Supplemental cost for 1:2 guide to client ratio

  • Helicopter transport to Wilderness Cabins
  • All fishing licenses, flies, fly-fishing gear

    We may be able to provide waders, boots, and fly rods. We recommend that your bring your own gear.

  • All meals (some including wine or beer pairings)
  • All transportation during the trip by private van
  • All tours and tastings
  • Saunas
  • English translations
  • Airport transfer from Lulea, Sweden Airport

What’s NOT included?

FAQ Swedish Fly Fishing Trip

We can cater to all levels of fly fishing experience. Complete beginners are welcome as are seasoned veterans. Our skilled guides will provide all the gear and instruction to help you land your first fish on a fly or help experienced fly fishers stalk a big trout, char, grayling or Northern Pike.

Yes! Everyone will catch fish provided that you are fishing (you have to play in order to win). There are definitely large trout and char (6-8 pounds are not uncommon and the occasional 10-14 pounder are possible). There is excellent grayling fishing with many fish over fifteen inches and some as big as twenty plus inches inches. Northern Pike can range from a few pounds to 25 plus pounds. As is the case with most places  the larger fish are often difficult to catch. The clear water often necessitates stealthy approaches in order to hook a lunker.  For those who are less versed in fly fishing there is also the option of spin fishing.

The max group size is 8 and there will be at least two professional guides plus myself who can help with teaching fly fishing and guiding. This is not a “fully guided” trip (1 guide for 2 people). It is a “semi-guided” trip meaning there will be opportunities for 1 on 1 time with a guide, as well as group lessons, and time on your own to put the lessons into practice. If you would like your own personal guide, or a “fully guided” (1 guide to 2 clients) experience there will be a supplemental charge. Our goal is to give you the skills you need to catch fish here in Sweden as well as when you return home to your local waters. The guides are all local Swedish and Sami guides and are very familiar with the rivers and lakes. They are excellent outdoorsmen, adept at finding fish, cooking over a fire, finding wildlife, and keeping everyone happy in the wilderness. They are fishing addicts who are happy to fish until you are exhausted.

No. While the latitude of Jokkmokk is 66.6 degrees north (Ankorage, Alaska is 61.2) it benefits from a warm gulf stream that makes for a much less harsh environment. We will be inland so there are no seals or icebergs (and there aren’t any in the sea either, though it does freeze). There are no polar bears and even the Swedish brown bears are extremely secretive and rarely seen. While occasionally one sees igloos during the winter they are usually as part of tourist activity. The native people, called the Sami, traditionally lived in an earthen and birch building called a Kåta. This area of Sweden has trees (birch, spruce, pine, fir, juniper, etc) and is quite lush in the summer. Temps can soar to the 80s in the summer but do occasionally hit -40F (or C) in the winter. Much of the landscape looks like parts of Minnesota, with lots of small clear lakes and lush evergreen forests. In the Swedish mountains there are less trees and the hillsides are a beautiful palette of colors with snow-capped mountains. Reindeer and moose graze freely, lemmings scurry around, and even eagles can be seen.

Of all the European countries that don’t have English as their native language I think the Swedes are the best English speakers. Virtually everyone speaks English and many people are fluent.

While some of the food on the trip will be taken from the landscape during the trip (such as some of the fish, and wild edibles) much of it will come from small reindeer herding and foraging operations (UtsiRen and Essence of Lapland for example).

Yes there are mosquitoes during the Swedish summer and they can be bad at times. Luckily we will be in the mountains where there is often a breeze to blow them away. Bringing clothes that are mosquito proof is a great idea and because the weather isn’t sweltering hot wearing long pants and longs sleeves is usually not uncomfortable. We recommend bringing mosquito head nets and repellent in the event that they are bad. On the upside lots of mosquitoes can mean lots of rising fish. The mosquitoes are not the size of birds, they are smaller.

Vidar’s wilderness fishing cabin is rustic and very remote (which is one reason why the fishing is good) and has no electricity (but it doesn’t get dark out). It has an outhouse (with toilet seats), no cell service but does have an internet modem. There is a traditional wood-fired Swedish Sauna right on the river where we can stay clean by taking hot bucket showers. There is a solar system for charging batteries. No espresso machine but Swedes rank number 6 in the world for the most coffee consumed per capita (the US is number 26th) so there will be no lack of coffee. The cabin has a big dining table for up to 14 people and has 9 beds in 5 different rooms.

Most people who live in the far north become used to the constant daylight and have no problem sleeping at 3pm or 3am but it can be disorienting and difficult to sleep for some people. We recommend bringing a face-mask that will block out light. Earplugs are also good in case the sounds of nature are keeping you awake.

If you have your own gear  I would recommend bringing it.  I always find it enjoyable to use my own equipment as I know exactly how it works. If you don’t particularly like your gear or don’t want to have to travel with it please contact us to see if we have gear in your size you can borrow. We also have discounts with many fly fishing manufacturers so we may be able to score you some good deals on new equipment.  Most people find a 5 or 6 weight, 9 ft fly rod to work well for most situations, though it can also be a good idea to have a 7,8, or 9wt rod for chasing the big char, trout, and especially Northern Pike. It is always a good idea to bring your own flies but we will also provide some of our favorite patterns. Big fish often take big streamers so it might be a good idea to make sure you have a few of those. Floating mouse patterns can be effective and Pike love frog patterns.

Due to the remoteness of the wilderness fishing cabin hiking will be our main form of transportation. There is a great 10 km relatively easy hike into Vidar’s cabin that is optional. We will be taking the helicopter in but if you would like to hike with the guides and see more of the landscape you are welcome to. There is a lot of good fishinyg within easy walking of the cabin, but there is also a steep hike of about 4 km up to a couple of beautiful lakes with good fishing for trout and Arctic char. When we go up to the high mountains we will use boats to quickly access several productive sections of the river. We can also hike up along the river to a confluence of two rivers that has excellent fishing but is about 8km hike away. Depending on your desires we may bring tents and set up by this confluence to maximize time there. You should be in good physical shape, able to hike several hours while carrying a day-pack on variable terrain. You should have good basic hiking/camping skills; able to keep yourself warm, dry, hydrated, blister-free, etc. When we are away from the cabins there will be no outhouses so you must be comfortable using the bathroom in a wilderness setting. This trip is for active people who enjoy being outdoors.

Gratuities for guides are not included in the price of you trip and are much appreciated. Tipping is at your discretion. Normally average tips for excellent service are around 10%-20% of the trip cost. Tips are pooled together and shared equally among the guides.

Our team

Aaron Schorsch

Owner- Saveur the Journey

Aaron Schorsch is the owner of Saveur the Journey where he combines his passions of food, travel, outdoor adventures, and culture. He grew up in rural New Hampshire and has lived and traveled extensively in the US and abroad. Aaron learned to fish for smallmouth and trout while growing up in rural New Hampshire. Later in life he found the joys of fly fishing, learning to sight cast for rising Arctic Char while living in Swedish Lapland. Aaron is a student of food who loves cooking over open fires, blending age old techniques with ones. He loves to talk about, think about, dream about, and especially, cook and eat food. He is a member of Slow Food international and has been a US delegate at Terra Madre in Turin, Italy.

Vidar Segerström

Logistics coordinator, head guide

Vidar is a native to Swedish Lapland, having grown up in Jokkmokk and fishing and hunting in the Swedish Fjäll. He works as a guide, as well as doing research for wind turbine farms. Vidar is an accomplished outdoor chef, owns a cafe, is a father of 3, and loves helping people catch big fish. He has many skills, a quick smile, is a great problem solver, and loves boats. Vidar is spontaneous, thoughtful, and a great people person.


I travel with Aaron because he brings me close to the land, people, culture, and activities that live and breathe in different parts of the world. And, true to form and previous experiences, my fly-fishing trip to Sweden delivered a boatload of memories and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

The Swedish landscape north of the Arctic Circle is breathtaking, as is the opportunity to experience first hand the Sami knowledge and culture unique to this part of the world. Our first stop, the alpine botanical garden in Jokkmokk, provided a prime example of the above, a visit enhanced by the sights, smells, and tastes of tinctures and salts crafted by Eva Gunner, the garden’s culture and food connoisseur. As well, a visit to Ajtte, cultural and natural history museum in Jokkmokk, is not to be missed.

New to fly-fishing (I learned so I could take this trip to Sweden), I found myself in the company of knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful,  and fun guides. With the assistance of this kind, thoughtful, and encouraging coaching I caught grayling, perch, brown trout and an Arctic char, all the while enhancing my beginning fly-fishing abilities. We fished from boats and riverbanks at 10 a.m., in the middle of the day, and at midnight. Very little “darkness” means fishing anytime you want! If you are already an experienced fly-fisherperson, I imagine you will be in seventh heaven.

I hiked long distances (for me) and relished the feel of a body stretching itself. I tasted ripe cloudberries right from the bush, savored fresh fish roasted over an open fire, and relished the best reindeer dinners I could ever have imagined. Many days ended with sauna time, and I hope we initiated a new trip tradition of enjoying chocolate fondue while simultaneously benefiting from all that is great about a sauna.

For me, travel generates introspection and reflection on the day-to-day aspects of my life that seem foundational while “at home”. On this journey, the suspension of a day structured by sunrise followed by day, and sunset followed by night provided the focus of these philosophical journeys. The absence of darkness did not inhibit my ability to sleep, but the possibilities for daytime seemed endless, an experience I became aware of when we seemed to perpetually get a “late start”, i.e. head out fishing at 11 p.m. The term “midnight sun” captures the essence of lightness and darkness in the Lapland summer, but fails to capture the sense of freedom, spirit of adventure, and integral influence on the local knowledge and landscape. This trip was a treasure.