Byskeälven (Byske river) has its outlet at Kilver, 10 km southeast of Arvidsjaur. The river has a total lenght of almost 140 km and reaches the sea at Byske town, approx. 30 km north of Skellefteå. Byskeälven is a woodland type of river which means that it has its whole catchment area in the woodland and is not affected by the melting in the mountains. The river is not suitable for canoeing.
In Arvidsjaur municipality the river is mostly famous for its great fishing of grayling and trout but from the middle of summer also great amounts of whitefish and salomon resides in the river. Information about retailers for fishing licences is available on the internet: www.byskealven-norra.se.
There is a great amount of shelters, huts and fire places open for public access along the river. On the north side there is also a very beautiful, marked hiking trail just beside the river (see map for information). Don’t forget to pay a visit to the beautiful Skarjevare nature reserve just beside the river as well!