Pyeongchang Ice Fishing Festival


This winter we want to take you on daily trips to Pyeongchang for the winter festival! You can go ice fishing, and taste delicious trout dishes as well as other local foods! Other activities on ice include: bare hand fishing, ATV riding, skating, and more! Don’t miss out on these exciting winter activities! The price is a great deal of 15,000KRW, let us know if you want to join us on this fun winter experience!

  • Go to a river that has completely frozen over and do some ice fishing at the Pyeongchang Trout Festival
  • Bring the fish you caught to the restaurant and cook it at one of the grills set up there
  • Go sledding while at the festival
  • Check out the ice sculptures that will be on display at the festival. This is a great place to take selfies or group photos
  • Ride ATVs on the frozen river
  • Ride ATVs on the snowy terrain
  • Go bare hand fishing in the ice cold water at the festival
  • Go sleigh riding
  • Go snowmobiling 
  • Go ice skating
  • Enjoy the trout you caught served different ways at one of the many restaurants in the area!

What to Expect

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Hop into the pool to catch the trout with your bare hands
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Go ice fishing on the frozen river at the Pyeongchang Trout Festival
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Ride ATVs around a course on the frozen river while at the festival
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Take photos with the ice sculptures that will be on display at the festival



Pick up at L7 hotel in Hongik Univ. subway station


Pick up at Uljiro Lotte city hotel


Pick up at L7 hotel in Myeongdong


Arrive at Ice Fishing festival site in Pyeongchang


Partake in the festival
– Ice fishing
– Sledding
– Skating
– Snowmobiling
– ATV riding


Depart for Seoul


Arrive at L7 hotel in Myeongdong subway station


Arrive at Uljiro Lotte hotel


Arrive at Hongik Univ. subway station

Payment Detail

The price is only 15,000won and includes the following

– Round Trip Transportation 
– Ice fishing entrance ticket 
– English Speaking Guide

How to Pay for Trips
1.You can use ATM machines or online banking to wire payments directly from your bank account to Adventure Korea’s account, Shinhan Bank account no: 140-011-581081 under the name of (주)더에이케이트래블
2.Otherwise, you can visit any bank in Korea and have a teller wire the funds on your behalf.
3.You can pay via paypal to adventurekoreatrip@gmail.com
If you use paypal, 1 usd is same as 1,000won.

How to sign up for the trip
Please pay the full amount in order to reserve your seat and email to webmaster@adventurekorea.com with the information below;
1.Trip name
2.Your full name including middle name.
3.Contact number
4.How much was deposited
5.What bank you sent it from
6.Time and date you sent it
7.Pick up site
8.Gender& Nationality
9.Trip date

Pick up site

07:30am L7 Hotel in Hongik Univ. subway station

08:10am Lotte city hotel near Uljiro 3-ga subway station exit 1

08:20am L7 hotel in Myeongdong near Myeongdong subway station exit 9

Additional Information

Cancellation Policy

We have to pay deposits for these trips with the different accommodations and activity places. If you cancel at the last minute, we are losing money as well. Therefore, we have put into place this cancellation policy. By paying for the trip you agree to this cancellation policy. 
If you have paid and would like a refund we have a three week policy. This policy is as follows:
3 weeks before the trip: Full refund 
2 weeks before the trip: 50% refund
1 week before the trip: 0% refund 

By signing up and participating in any of the trips offered by Adventure Korea, the PARTICIPANT acknowledges and agrees that the activities offered by Adventure Korea are in general adventure sports/activities in nature, and therefore are generally risky activities which may involve potential and unforeseeable risks of harm, which could include death or serious personal injury. The PARTICIPANT voluntarily and expressly assumes these risks and is fully responsible for his/her participation and actions in the activities at issue, and agrees that Adventure Korea or any of its officers, employees, guides, and representatives shall not be responsible for or be obligated to provide any financial assistance or any other assistance whatsoever in the event of injury, illness, death or property damage relating to or arising out of the Activities at issue.


Winter Festivals are very popular in Korea, and the Pyeongchang Trout Festival is an event you don’t want to miss out on! This past Saturday we took a day trip to Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do to experience firsthand what these festivals have to offer.

The bus picked up our group members in 3 different locations around Seoul, and then we departed the city at 8:30am. We arrived in Pyeongchang around 11am, gathered together for a group picture, and then we were free to take part in many of the different festival activities.

Festival Group Photo

Unfortunately, due to rain and warm weather earlier in the week, the ice was too thin for ice fishing, so instead we were given coupons to participate in bare-handed fishing which was just as exciting! Many people gathered around the pool to witness the brave souls who were willing to jump into icy cold water to participate in bare-handed fishing.

Festival Bare Handed Fishing Pool

The announcer did a great job of pumping up the crowd before the bare-handed fishing event by playing popular trot music and holding dance battles that resulted in prizes such as bags of rice cakes, and even free trout!

Festival fun

Festival caught trout

I joined along in the dance-off and was lucky enough to win a free trout without having to fish for one in the icy water.
More than 20 participants gathered around the freezing cold pool ready to jump in while a large crowd of spectators gathered around the fence to watch.

Festival Bare Handed Fishing 2

The announcer said it was time for everyone to hop in and catch some trout and the large group of participants jumped into the icy water and tested their skills at bare-handed fishing. They splashed around and tried many different techniques to catch the trout, and most of the participants were successful and waved their trout in the air before putting it in a plastic bag to take to the restaurant.

Festival Bare Handed Fishing 1

We got hungry as lunchtime approached, so we brought our freshly caught trout to a large tented restaurant to have it prepared as a meal. I chose to have mine grilled. The restaurant was filled with groups and families sitting down to enjoy the delicious trout meals. A variety of other foods were offered and it was a great place to sit down and socialize with others while taking a break from festival activities.

We spent the rest of our time enjoying some of the free activities such as ice sledding and snow sledding. We hopped on the sleighs provided and pushed each other around and felt like we were flying across the ice. We also sat on small sleighs and used ice picks to glide ourselves across the ice.

Festival Ice Sleigh

Festival Sleigh on Ice

Festival Sledding

Beautiful detailed ice sculptures were on display throughout the festival which provided the perfect opportunity to take memorable photos. We were able to walk into igloos and experience being surrounded by snow and ice creations.

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Festival Ice Sculptures

Other activities were taking place at the festival for an extra cost. These activities included snow rafting, ATV rides, and snow tubing. The tour guide was able to trade in my bare-handed fishing coupon for a free snow rafting ticket. I hopped into a 6-person yellow raft that was pulled by a snowmobile across a large area of snow and hills. No words could describe the thrilling experience of flying through the snow at high speeds and gliding across snowy hills.

Festival Snow Rafting

Festival View

Overall, the trip was an amazing experience full of exciting winter festival activities. Our tour guide was very helpful and gave us free reign to participate in many activities as he took photos of videos to send to us so we could look back on this unforgettable trip. I look forward to returning to the trout festival when the ice is thick enough for ice fishing. We departed Pyeongchang at 4:30 and arrived back to Seoul around 7:00pm.

This festival was a great way to celebrate winter and spend time with friends and family while participating in unique activities and enjoying delicious freshly-caught trout. It was great to travel outside of the big city and enjoy breathtaking views of mountains and snow. The Pyeongchang Trout Festival is happening everyday from January 17th-February 16th. Instead of staying indoors during the winter season, grab 5 or more of your friends and family and come along on this exciting winter experience!

Written by Diandra Freese


₩ 15,000