World Class Graylings - Magic River, Finland!

Probably the best grayling river in the world!

"I have been fishing grayling in Northern Scandinavia for more than 20 years. During my fishing career I have visited many wonderful grayling rivers, but compared to any other river the Magic River is unique. In the northernmost reaches of Lapland, there's a river where the grayling grow really big. Every year dozens of grayling over 1 kg (2.2 lbs), the largest ones exceeding even +2 kg (+4.4 lbs) in weight, are caught there"

The source of the river is located in the high fell range. The elevation of the primary headwater lake of the river is more than 600 meters above sea level. The river runs far away from any settlement, so it is a genuine wilderness river. Distance to the nearest road is about 35 km. This is the main reason why there has not been over-fishing in the river, and, consequently, the grayling have been able to attain trophy size. We have been naming the rapids of the river as 2100, 2000, 1930, 1850, 1780 etc., not by the length of the rapids, but by the weight (in grammes) of the largest grayling we have caught there. 

Here we have 1 amazing river with many rapids full of graylings! We also have 2 lakes in the area! We reach them by helicopter or airplane and canoe/ boat. To some of the places we have to walk a distance of 0.5km-3km. The accommondation will be in a wilderness cabin with sauna or in Lavvu (depending on location in the Magic River). The nearest rapids are only 50m from the cabin!

See pictures from Magic River!

  • Depertures: 26.6-15.9 On request for 1-6 persons
  • Duration: 7 days and 6 nights
  • Price 3 person: 2050€/person
  • Price 4 person: 1650€/person. Ask for price if you are a bigger group!
  • Price includes: 8 hours guided fishing per day, all transfers from/to Kittila Finland, Kiruna Sweden or Tromso Norway airport, helicopter or airplane transfers from/to Kilpisjärvi village, 2 night in a hotel or cottage with sauna(first and last night), shower and toilet, 4 nights in a comfortable lavvu, sleeping bags, full board(5days) in Magic river (breakfast, lunch and dinner. breakfast -self served), and all fishing licenses.
  • Additional services on extra charge. Eg. Additional day, fly fishing equipment, waders ...
  • Read more about The Magic River!

Our fish records in The Magic River:

  • Grayling records is 2.1 kilograms, 2.0 kilograms, 1.93 kilograms etc, .... (average weight is huge 800-1500grammes!!).
  • Brown trout record is 3.1 kilograms.
  • Pike record is 9.8 kilograms.
  • White fish record is 3.6 kilograms.

Meals - Example day menu:

  • Breakfast - Coffee, bread, cheese, pacon, tomato, egg and yoghurt.
  • Lunch - Grilled fresh fish with carrot, potato, tomato, olive oil, sea salt and rosemary.
  • Dinner - Real Kota smoked reindeer meat with mashed potatoes, fried onions, pickle and lingonberry jam >> Dessert - cloudberries with valinja or 100% real cloudberry juice with vodka and coffee.
  • Snacks - Chocolate, energy bar, etc,....


You can arrive/we can pic you up in Kittilä airport (Finland), Kiruna airport (Sweden), Tromso airport (Norway) or Kolari train station (Finland).


-Depending on weather and for the safety and comfort matter of the others we reserve the right to change the plan and the duration of the activities and fishing trips if necessary.

-If our guest are noticed to be a potential harm or even danger to him/herself, animals or to others, or is in poor health we also reserve the right to discontinue the trip.

NOTE: The weather in the fell regions can get so bad that the helicopter or airplane can not keep up their operation anymore. This means that in the worst case scenario we might have to stay in the mountains for an extra night. Regarding that we will always have tents, lavvus, wilderness cabin, emergency nutrition and all nescessary emergency equipment with us which allow us to hold our position risklessly to the next possible pick up by the aircrafts.

Please note, that in case of very unlucky weather situations the aircrafts are not able to operate. Grayling Land does not take responsability for such circumstances.

When planing your holiday, make sure that you have a 1 day buffer between return from the mountains and departure from the airport!


  • 10.07. helicopter return from mountains
  • 10.07. - 11.07. overnight stay in hotel / cottage
  • 11.07. departure from airport


-Grayling Land is not responsible for extreme weather conditions, lost luggage, lost or damaged fishing tackle or illnesses of participants. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the traveling client at all times. Grayling Land will not be responsible for, and will not issue refunds or credits for the following: early departure by customer's choice; fishing cancelled as a result of inclement weather.


-Grayling Land is not responsible for the insurances of participants. Everyone should take his/her own travel insurance well before trip starts. Travel insurance should cover all possible medical treatments, medicines and lost, delayed or damaged luggage and fishing equipment. Travel insurance should cover customers costs in case of cancellation.


-If you are a vegetarian, have a special diet or a serious disease; please inform us well in advance - preferably when you reserve the tour!

-Mobile phone coverage may not be available