Fishing and Hunting

Fishing and Hunting

Nice to know

Did you know that red fish - as in the picture - can grow almost as old has humans?

Difficulty

Medium - hard

Seasons

Summer
Summer
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Fall
Fall
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Winter
Winter
Spring
Spring

Prepare for a one of a Kind Fight

Several tour operators offer fishing trips for fish like halibut, bog cod, redfish and of course arctic char - which is one of the most attractive fish to catch - fights and tastes amazingly. With a little more patience it is possible to hook a huge spotted wolf fish, Greenland halibut or even a salmon from the only living population in Greenland.

When you go hunting you have to remember that this is a part of the daily life in Greenland and has been throughout history. The Nuuk area offers trophy hunting for reindeer, seal and bird species like ptarmigan and eider ducks. A typical reindeer hunt is for the fit hunter, since it mostly includes a long hike in rough terrain with backpacks. 

There are two ways to get to the hunting or fishing destination - by boat or helicopter.

A permission is required for both fishing and hunting. Read more on how to get a fishing license here. Please ask your tour provider for more information on licensing. 

You can only go hunting with a licensed operator in Greenland - no matter the size or species of the game. Please check, that your operator has the appropriate documentation - your operator will also be able to provide you with information on importing weapons and if you will need to bring a hunting license from your home country. 
Read more on the subject here

Operators

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