Tasty fish from the lake, even straight to the pan
The first Finns are known to have come to Äkäslompolo to fish. Hundreds of years ago the lake was already providing whitefish and trout for the local peasants in winter. In the olden days people fished to keep hunger from the door, but nowadays it is the thrill of the catch that motivates people to get out onto the ice.
In addition to the indigenous fish species, rainbow trout can also be caught in some lakes. Enough perch to make a fish soup can be caught in any lake, but the crafty fisherman can, if lucky, land quite a sizeable whitefish.