Reindeer hunting in Iceland 2019


Reindeer hunting in Iceland 2019

Reindeers are the only big game in Iceland, the reindeers roam free in the untouched nature in the Eastern part of Iceland. Reindeer hunting in Iceland is a unique hunt for many reasons. The reindeers are not native to Iceland, the wild Eurasian reindeer was introduced from Norway around 1780 and has lived wild in East Iceland ever since. The SCI has a separate category for the Icelandic reindeers in their record books. Iceland is a safe country and the main tourist attraction is the unique and extraordinary nature. During high summer there are 24 hours of daylight, the longest day being June 21st. Reindeer hunting season starts on August 1st, the antlers are fully grown in August and the velvet starts to come of around August 10th. So most of the reindeer hunting takes place between August 15th - September 5th.

To have a chance to get a tag hunters have to participate in a draw which takes place in the beginning of February 2019. All applicants have the same chance to get a tag. There are approx. 1450 tags issued yearly. The draw participation fee is EUR 100, non-refundable but will be used as a down payment if you get a tag.

Typical itinerary

Day 1

You arrive to Iceland. Our driver collects you at Keflavik airport and drives you to Reykjavik domestic airport, where you will catch a flight to Egilsstadir town. Your hunting guide will collect you at Egilsstadir airport and and takes you to a nice guesthouse where you will accommodate during the hunting days. You and your hunting guide will go over the hunting plan for the next days.

Day 2 & 3

You hunt the whole day with your guide. You will have a breakfast and dinner at the guesthouse, your guide will bring packed lunch.

Day 4

If you have not got your reindeer yet, then you will go hunting. If you have already caught your reindeer then your guide will take you fishing or sightseeing.

You fly back to Reykjavik in the evening. Our driver will collect you at Reykjavik airport and take you to a nice hotel in Reykjavik or Keflavik.

Day 5

You will depart Iceland. We will take care of the transportation to the airport, either with our driver or with a hotel airport shuttle.

Inclusive of:

  • 3 days hunting
  • Private guide
  • Full board & lodging
  • All transportation (excl. international flights)
  • Tag for 1 reindeer
  • Hunting & shooting licences

For more info please contact Johanna: johanna@icelandoutfitters.com

Best regards, Johanna G