Let's Go Ice Fishing in Finland!

Published January 3rd, 2019 - 08:43 GMT

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Words by Sally Shakkour

Who wouldn't like to enjoy a couple of days fishing in the wild. But in Finland it's a bit different. People there are used to  ice fishing throughout the winter season. There all water sources turn into ice because of the freezing temperatures.

One trip might be lasted for more than a day. People have longer 'fishing expeditions'  through Larger, simple yet 'heated structures' to make multiple-day fishing trips possible. Continue reading below »

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An aerial view shows a man sitting near a hole drilled into the frozen sea using an auger (L), as he ice fishes on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. 
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Image 1 of 9:  1 / 9An aerial view shows a man sitting near a hole drilled into the frozen sea using an auger (L), as he ice fishes on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. Olivier MORIN / AFP

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An aerial view of fishing holes bored into the frozen sea on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. 
Olivier MORIN / AFP
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Image 2 of 9:  2 / 9An aerial view of fishing holes bored into the frozen sea on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. Olivier MORIN / AFP

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A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)
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Image 3 of 9:  3 / 9A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

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An aerial view shows a man sitting waiting near a hole drilled into the frozen sea as he ice fishes on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. 
Olivier MORIN / AFP
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Image 4 of 9:  4 / 9An aerial view shows a man sitting waiting near a hole drilled into the frozen sea as he ice fishes on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. Olivier MORIN / AFP

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A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/ AFP)
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Image 5 of 9:  5 / 9A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/ AFP)

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An aerial view shows men waiting near holes drilled into the frozen sea as they ice fish on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. 
Olivier MORIN / AFP
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Image 6 of 9:  6 / 9An aerial view shows men waiting near holes drilled into the frozen sea as they ice fish on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. Olivier MORIN / AFP

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A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)
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Image 7 of 9:  7 / 9A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

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Basses are seen near an ice-fishing cane on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)
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Image 8 of 9:  8 / 9Basses are seen near an ice-fishing cane on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

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A man going ice-fishing slides on a vintage sled carrying a powerdrill and his fishing gear on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)
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Image 9 of 9:  9 / 9A man going ice-fishing slides on a vintage sled carrying a powerdrill and his fishing gear on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

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An aerial view shows a man sitting near a hole drilled into the frozen sea using an auger (L), as he ice fishes on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. 
Olivier MORIN / AFP

Image 1 of 9An aerial view shows a man sitting near a hole drilled into the frozen sea using an auger (L), as he ice fishes on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. Olivier MORIN / AFP

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An aerial view of fishing holes bored into the frozen sea on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. 
Olivier MORIN / AFP

Image 2 of 9An aerial view of fishing holes bored into the frozen sea on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. Olivier MORIN / AFP

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A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

Image 3 of 9A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

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An aerial view shows a man sitting waiting near a hole drilled into the frozen sea as he ice fishes on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. 
Olivier MORIN / AFP

Image 4 of 9An aerial view shows a man sitting waiting near a hole drilled into the frozen sea as he ice fishes on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. Olivier MORIN / AFP

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A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/ AFP)

Image 5 of 9A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/ AFP)

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An aerial view shows men waiting near holes drilled into the frozen sea as they ice fish on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. 
Olivier MORIN / AFP

Image 6 of 9An aerial view shows men waiting near holes drilled into the frozen sea as they ice fish on the Gulf of Bothnia, near Vaasa, Western Finland on December 28, 2018, where winter daylight last for some four hours. Olivier MORIN / AFP

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A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

Image 7 of 9A man is ice-fishing at midday on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

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Basses are seen near an ice-fishing cane on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

Image 8 of 9Basses are seen near an ice-fishing cane on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

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A man going ice-fishing slides on a vintage sled carrying a powerdrill and his fishing gear on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

Image 9 of 9A man going ice-fishing slides on a vintage sled carrying a powerdrill and his fishing gear on the frozen Bothnia Sea, on December 28, 2016 in Vaasa, Western Finland. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP)

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