HIGHLIGHTS! All programmes are PRIVATE! Go hunting for the mythical one-eyed pike of Lake Jeris. Experience the tranquillity of trolling and the excitement of a catch. Enjoy a delicious reindeer sausages by an open fire or gut you catch to grill it. Have some fresh coffee brewed by the fire! Listen to the stories about the history of the local area. Enjoy the unique lake scenery surrounded by the fells.
The adventure begins from the private hut by Jari's family shore. You will receive all the necessary equipment for the trip. The boat is loaded with spinning rods, lures and landing nets. Put your life vest on and let's head for the lake. First we will pass the idyllic Keimiöniemi fishing huts, which are an essential part of the fishing tradition of Lake Jeris. We will arrive to the best fishing grounds in only ten minutes.
When you reach the fishing grounds known only by the few locals, you can lower your lures and the hunt for the giant pike can begin. It is a well known fact that the lake holds several old pikes, which lurk in the deep waters decorated by lures. Maybe the old, cunning one-eyed pike will finally get caught. We'll continue the trolling for about an hour whilst surrounded by the majestic fells before returning to the shore.
On the shore you will enjoy delicious fresh coffee made by an open fire. If you want, you can take the catch with you, gutted and filleted for you.
Duration: About 3 hours Group size: 1-2 adults Availability: From the beginning of June until the beginning of October Equipment: According to the weather, windproof and warm clothing are recommended. Price: 258€ / boat, includes 1-2 adults . Languages: Finnish, English The private programme includes: Pike reeling on Lake Jeris, all the necessary equipment, the local fishing licence, fishing with a professional guide, reindeer sausages and freshly brewed coffee by the open fire, chance to gut the catch and take it with you packed. Arrival: The car park is located 50m from the shore. Not included: The right to recreational fishing in Finland requires the payment of the national fisheries management fee if the angler is 18–64 years old. (http://www.eraluvat.fi/en/fishing/fishing-permits- and-fees.html).'
Meet the Magical Shaman of Lapland
Within about a half-hour drive from Levi, in the shade of the Pallas-Ylläs National Park lies Lake Jerisjärvi. On the edge of the Northern lake, in Keimiöniemi, lives the Shaman of Lake Jerisjärvi.
Jari Rossi was born and grew up by Lake Jerisjärvi right in the Keimiön Koukkaus peninsula, where his ancestors have been living since the 19th century. His parents' work forced Jari to leave Lapland for few years but after growing up he decided to return to Lapland to the land of his ancestors.
Still he practices the same sources of livelihood as many generations before him. These consist old school fishing methods, cooking with open fire, hunting and storytelling.
With wilderness guide Jari found his passion to work by organizing authentic experiences for everyone to enjoy Lapland. At present the company offers everything from ice fishing and hunting trips to meeting the real Shaman.