|The Pite River
The Pite River is a large river with its source tributaries near Sulitelma mountain close to the Norwegian border, and its mouth at the Bothnia Bay. In the Arjeplog area the river mainly consists of large lakes separated by short rapids. From the outlet of Lake Mårsomjaure down to Lake Jäkna there are a 20 km long stretch of mainly rapids. The river is known for its barren nature with flat rocks and large boulders. The forests down to Lake Tjeggelvas consists mainly of birches and further downstream of pine and spruce trees.
Miekak is a fishing camp situated high up in the mountains at the source tributaries of the Pite River. It is 40 km to the nearest road so in summer the only way to get there is by helicopter or by hiking. Miekak is famous for its fly-fishing for arctic char in the stream Pieskeströmmen.
Species of fish
Roads and service
Brown trout from the Pite River.