Salmon (salmon salar)  the Torne River - Tornionjoki Kukkolankoski

The Torne River Tornionjoki - flows into the northernmost rim of the Baltic Sea on the border of Finland and Sweden. The river system is distinctly the largest producer of wild salmon in the Baltic, and one of the largest present spawning rivers of salmon in the world.

Kukkolankoski rapids are a crown jewel of Tornionjoki river, which flows unobstructed even in winter.

Come to fish on the Kukkolankoski - raft together with our guides. Fishing there is easy and everybody have a chance to play a huge salmon. Other available services such as catering and accomodation can be added to the fishing package.


Salmon (salmon salar) in the Torne River Tornionjoki

The Tornionjoki River runs from the fells of the north to the Gulf of Bothnia and it is the longest freely flowing salmon river in all of Europe.
River also serves as the border river between Finland and Sweden. The traditional form of fishing in "the Channel", as the water system is sometimes called, is salmon trolling without a motor, but there are also great fishing spots on the shore all along the river. Target species grayling, pike, sea salmon, perch, whitefish.

The most sought after and known fish is the salmon. At the Sea-Lapland area natural salmon travelling up river to spawn can be found in Simo-, and Tornionjoki rivers. In the Tornionjoki river the number of salmon has increased dramatically in past few years.

If you have two days of time for salmon fishing, where do you think you can best catch salmon: on the river of Tornio.

What about the size of fish? 

On Tornionjoki river the medium size of fish is 6 to 8 kg, the biggest touching is over the 20 kgs.

In Kukkolaraft area salmon is trolled in June and July. The best season is in June and July ( August).

Key Information:
Destination(s): Torne River Finland /Sweden
Group Size: min. 4 person

Price: from two- to three hour's program 85e / person,
include;  rowing boat with outboard motor, fishing equipment, life jackets, and guiding normally.
Contact for more information please call +354 (0) 400 692 301 / Risto or send e-mail to

Supplement: Fishing management fee and -licenses

National fisheries management fee is 5e per day and fishing licence 20e/person/day
and 60e/person/ for the full season price within one municipality, in the city of Tornio.
Joint permit within one municipality (13-18 y/o) 30e / season

Fishing period Salmon fishing is permitted from 1.6 - 31.8.
Salmon fishing is prohibited: from Sunday 7:00 p.m. to Monday 7:00 p.m. Finnish time.

Need a accommodation - book  The Torne River Apartments. High standard apartments, stands on shore in own quiet location.

Contact for more information please call +354 (0) 400 692 301 / Risto or send e-mail to

Fishing package includes all the gear needed and the fishing guide.