Ptarmigan hunting in Iceland is a great sport. We take you to the finest hunting grounds and walk all day in the mountains looking for birds. Ptarmigan hunting in Iceland is a physically demanding hunt but at the same time an amazing experience.
When booking your hunt with us we need you to send us a copy of your passport, local hunting/shooting licence, full name and contact details. This is needed in order for us to apply for your Iceland hunting/shooting license.
Ptarmigan hunting season is only 12 days this year, the following Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
- October 24th to 26th,
- October 31st to November 2nd
- November 7th to 9th
- November 14th to 16th
The rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) is a medium-sized gamebird of the grouse family. It is known simply as the ptarmigan in the UK and in Canada, where it is the official bird for the territory of Nunavut, Canada, and the official game bird for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and colloquially as the snow chicken in the United States. In Japan it is known as the raichou (雷鳥), which means 'thunder bird.' It is the official bird of Toyama Prefecture and is a protected species nationwide.
The rock ptarmigan is 34–36 centimetres (13–14 in) long (tail 8 cm (3.1 in)) with a wing-span of 54–60 centimetres (21–24 in). It is slighter smaller than the willow ptarmigan by about 10%. The male's "song" is a loud croaking.
The rock ptarmigan is seasonally camouflaged; its feathers moult from white in winter to brown in spring or summer. The breeding male has greyish upper parts with white wings and under parts. In winter, its plumage becomes completely white except for the black tail. It can be distinguished from the winter willow ptarmigan (willow ptarmigan in North America) by habitat—the rock ptarmigan prefers higher elevations and more barren habitat; it is also smaller with a more delicate bill. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia