Hunting in Greenland

Hunting in Greenland

In South Greenland, the main trophy, along with Musk Ox, is wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus). This species is one of two reindeer/caribou species in Greenland and were brought in from Scandinavia in 1952.

Caribou and reindeer are of the same genus and species, Rangifer tarandus, and are differentiated only by sub-species. The feral-reindeer are larger than its indigenous Barren Ground Caribou but aside from that their appearance and habits are similar.

Reindeer, pronounced Tuttu in Greenlandic, are of great importance to the Inuit as a source of meat, but also plays a role in their history, culture, and traditions. They can vary considerably in size, with females weighing up to 90 kg (198 lb) and male bulls 150 kg (331 lb).

Reindeer hunting is a challenging experience involving great personal reward. Hunters can choose from various calibers to hunt Reindeer though the minimum

Hunting in Greenland

76Arrival day

Arrive in Narsarsuaq, Greenland. Our representative will welcome hunters at the airport and sail with them to LAX-Á Camp, ca. 3 hours. Please note, if flights arrive late in the evening an overnight stay in town might be required.

Hunting days

Hunters track the coastline of the many islands with their guide until they spot their trophy. When the hunter has taken his trophy, the rest of the time can be spent on Arctic Char fishing or other activities. If available, hunters to purchase another trophy paid either beforehand or directly in camp.

Breakfast and dinner are served at the lodge each day, but while hunting we offer lunch boxes. We do recommend our guests to take some time while in Greenland off and do some sightseeing in the area. For further information on available tours, please turn to LAX-Á staff.

Departure day

Breakfast and preparation for departure. If time allows, guests can fish for Arctic Char before transfer to Narsarsuaq Airport.

Location

The Lax-á camp is located on the coast of Southwest Greenland which is the most accessible and most traveled to point in Greenland. Whether our guests seek solitude, new friendship or want to share a memorable trip with friends or family, Lax-á´s Greenland Camp is the destination.  The camp is first and foremost built for hunting and fishing but is also the perfect destination for nature walks, exploring the wildlife and the wilderness, experiencing the endless fjords, glaciers and all the magnificent beauty of Greenland

Detailed Itinerary

We fly 3 hours from Reykjavik, Iceland to Narsarsuaq, Greenland. A perfect oppertunity to make a combo tour of these two Northern destinations!

The hunting season is from end of July – throughout September. There is an option of 3/4/6 or 7 night’s stay (or even longer), based on the flight schedule for the Narsarsuaq flight from Reykjavik.

Arrival day (day 1)
Depart from Reykjavík domestic airport, Iceland at 11:00 am. Arrive in Narsarsuaq, Greenland at 11:35 am local time.  Our representative will welcome hunters at the airport and take them by boat, on a very scenic two and half hour boat ride. There will either be a short stopover in the village of Narsaq where hunters can stock up on personal supplies (toiletries, beverages) or this can be done upon arrival in Narsarsuaq. It is also a possible to take helicopter transfers between Narsarsuaq and the Lax-á camp for an additional fee, takes 30 minutes. When arriving at the camp the guides and the staff welcome the hunters with a hot dinner. In the evening hunters settle into the camp. If they wish, they can go to the nearest river and fish until nightfall.

Hunting – and fishing (day 2,3,4,5,6… – depends on the length of the stay)
Hunters hunt the whole coastline with their guide until they spot the right trophy that they desire to take. Breakfast and dinner is served at the lodge, but while hunting, lunch packages will be brought. When the hunter has taken his trophy, the rest of the time can be spent fishing. It is also possible for the hunter to take another trophy, paid either beforehand or directly on the spot. Other hunting/shooting is also available upon request. We do recommend that hunters take some time off to go on sightseeing around the area. Some can be arranged by the local guides but some have to be booked in advance. Please turn to the staff at Lax-á for further assistance.

Departure day.
Breakfast and preparation for departure. Transfer to Narsarsuaq airport. Check-in latest at 10:20 am, flight departure from Narsarsuaq to Reykjavík at 12:20, arrival at 16:45 local time in Iceland.

Please bear in mind, in Greenland nature prevails and the time can be irrelevant. Due to these conditions it is not always possible to be in full control of the time planning and therefore flexibility is important. Safety is always our main concern.

Included
• Welcoming at arrival in Greenland
• Transportation by boats according to the itinerary
• Full board and lodging at the Lax-á camp, shared cabin
• 1 guide to every 2 hunter
• All hunting and fishing licenses in Greenland
• 1 caribou trophy
• All paperwork for importing rifles and ammunition to Greenland

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The camp

In the summer of 2012, Lax-á built the first proper hunting- and fishing camp on the Southwest Coast of Greenland, the first ever permanent hunting-and fishing camp in Greenland. A total of twelve sleeping cabins (twin bed) built around a dining lodge with plenty of room for bigger groups.
The dining lodge is equipped with a kitchen, a gas BBQ and a charcoal BBQ. Meals are prepared by the camp chef – most of the menu originates from the area (caribou meat, arctic char and fish from the sea). The camp has running water, WC, showers, sauna, BBQ and a fully equipped kitchen.  All this and still a wilderness camp – equates to a really a unique experience!

  • Located in South West Greenland
  • 3 hours by boat from Narsarsuaq
  • 30 minutes by helicopter
  • Built in 2012
  • 12 cabins, 24 beds
  • Made up beds and towels
  • Full equipped kitchen
  • Sea- and mountain view
  • Outdoor area with terraces
  • BBQ’s and open fire
  • Fishing, hunting and sightseeing
  • Outdoor and wilderness camp with all modern facilities
  • Shared bathroom facilities; 6 WC, 4 showers
  • Sauna