Goose hunting in Iceland

Goose hunting on Melar hunting grounds

Waterfowl hunting in Iceland is a unique experience. Melar hunting grounds in Iceland are some of the best goose hunting areas in Europe and only few slots available for the 2019 season.

The mixture of over 300 ha of barley fields, plenty of grass and a large wetland, makes Melar hunting grounds extremely attractive for the geese to stay. During the hunting season there are thousands of geese feeding on the grounds.

To explain the size of Melar hunting grounds, the 300 ha of lands equals 3.000.000 m2, which is similar to 420 football fields.

Hunting on the Melar grounds is specially designed to keep the quality of the hunting very high. The number of hunters is limited to 4 hunters per day, even though the grounds would easily handle more. This is done to ensure that the geese will always have a place to feed and rest, as well as to keep the birds on the grounds. To keep the quality of hunting high throughout the season, there is a limit of 16 geese per hunter per day.


Melar hunting grounds are located in South West Iceland, approx. 40 min drive from Reykjavik.

Prime time

Late September - Mid November

Hunting hours

The hunt starts early in the morning, when it is still dark. Hunters will be at the hunting fields getting ready approx. an hour before sunrise and the hunting itself last the first 3-4 hours after daylight.

For more info please contact Johanna:

Best regards, Johanna G