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City Lights Burbot Ice Fishing
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Nallikari Safaris info@nallikarisafaris.fi +358 20 731 0110 Company id: 2833573-4 Merchant terms

The City Lights Burbot Ice Fishing Experience is a unique and enchanting adventure in the heart of Oulu. Available only for a brief period during the winter, it offers an exclusive opportunity to ice fish for burbots under the mesmerizing glow of the city lights.


Embark on a journey of mystical winter fishing at evening time. The burbot, known for its distinctive brown, snake-like appearance and delicious flavour, emerges to spawn in the cold, dark waters of the River Oulu delta. This unique experience is available for a limited time each year, typically from mid-January to late February, capturing the essence of the coldest and darkest winter nights.

Your adventure starts in Kuusisaari, situated close to Oulu's vibrant city center. As night falls, the city's lights cast a magical glow over the icy landscape, creating a surreal fishing environment.

Upon reaching the chosen fishing spot, you'll find a small heated pop-up tent awaiting you. This warm shelter provides comfort and respite from the chilly winter air, ensuring a pleasant experience throughout the night.

Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to ice fishing, our trip caters to all skill levels. You'll have the opportunity to drill your own hole in the ice. Our guide will be on hand to demonstrate effective techniques for baiting and luring burbots, sharing tips and tricks to enhance your fishing experience.

With a little luck, you'll experience the actual thrill of catching a burbot.


  • Fishing technique: A special burbot ice fishing technique using heavy lures that are bounced near the bottom, aided by a sonar fish finder.

  • Typical catch: Burbot weighing 1-2 kg.

  • Catch probability: Average. Burbots get caught fairly often, but sometimes they only show up in the sonar or let themselves know through bites in the lure.

  • What is done with the catch: The customer can choose an appropriate amount of fish for food. If there is an overflow of catch, the rest are released.

  • Type of fishing area: Near burbot spawning areas in the River Oulu delta, illuminated by city lights.


Prices:

  • 1 person: 199 €

  • 2 people: 119 € / person

  • 3 people: 89 € / person

  • 4 people: 79 € / person

  • 5 people: 69 € / person

  • 6 people or more: 59 € / person

Price includes: Guidance, heated pop-up tent, ice fishing rods, lures, baits, ice drill, seats, one sonar fish finder.

Extra services:

  • Rental of winter clothes: 25 € / person

  • Sausages and pot coffee on open fire: 12,50 € / person


  • Cancellations due to weather: If canceled due to a storm or bad ice conditions, payments will be refunded.

  • Season: From the beginning of January to the middle of February (short, as it aligns with the burbot spawning period).

  • Bookings: At least three days in advance.

  • Suitable for: Individuals aged 18 and over. The trip accommodates both beginners and experienced fishermen.

  • Group size: 4 - 18. Bookable via our booking calendar for up to 8 people. (If your group size is larger, please contact us directly.)

  • Meeting point: Kuusisaari campfire area, Raatintie 7, 90100 Oulu. Detailed instructions will be emailed after booking. The starting point is a 20-minute walk (1,6 km) and the nearby parking lot a 5-minute drive (1,5 km) from the city center of Oulu.

  • Starting time: 5:00 pm (during winter burbots feed after sunset)

  • Duration: 4 hours.

  • Languages: English and Finnish.