Salmon Fishing in Tornio River (Torne) in Pello in Lapland, Finland

Located in western Lapland in Finland, Pello is the kingdom of the salmon. In the 2000s, Pello developed into the leading salmon fishing destination in North Scandinavia. Thanks to its excellent traffic connections, Pello is also easy to reach, whether you arrive from the Nordic countries or further afield in Europe.

Summer 2016 saw almost 100,000 salmon migrating up the Tornionjoki River (Torne river in Swedish), and over half of those purchasing a fishing licence were prized with a salmon. This summer is also forecast to be an excellent year for salmon – the numbers of large salmon in particular is significant. The migration statistics of salmon into Tornio River for summer 2017 can be seen on the statistics website of the Natural Resources Institute Finland “salmon counter” 


Fishing for salmon using a rowing boat, called trolling, is the traditional and still the most popular way of fishing, but Pello also has excellent places for fishing from the bank.

Taking into account the unique catches over the past few years and the outstanding infrastructure in Pello, it’s no wonder the salmon has become the symbol of Pello and the region has become better known worldwide.

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We welcome you to enjoy unforgettable salmon fishing in Pello in Finland!


VIDEO: Salmon fishing in Tornio / Torne River (Tornionjoki) in Pello in Lapland, Finland