Greenland, Arctic Char fishing

Arctic char fishing in Greenland

Iceland Outfitters offers fly fishing for Arctic char in South Greenland. The rivers are full of Arctic char and the scenery is truly stunning, Greenland is covered by a large glacier and in almost every fjord you can see it creeping its way down to the ocean where large icebergs float, making it a remarkable sight. Greenland is a cold and rustic land, but most definitely a must see for all nature lovers.


  • July 31st - August 4th, 2018
  • August 7th - August 11th, 2018


During the stay in Greenland, anglers will accommodate in a guesthouse in Narsaq village, which is about 1 hour sailing from the airport. The adventurous ones can choose to stay 2 nights by the river in a tent if they wish to do so for an additional cost.


The fishing starts early in the morning after breakfast, anglers are collected by their guides who then sail with them to the rivers. In the evening the guides take the anglers back to the hotel where a hot meal and a warm bed are waiting.


4 nights, Tuesday - Saturday

Day 1

Departure from Keflavik airport at 17:25 in the afternoon, it is recommended to be at the airport approx. 2 hours before departure. Anglers arrive to Narsarsuaq at 18:10. Anglers are collected at the airport and sailed to Narsaq, where they check in at the hotel and then meet their guide to gain any further information needed and acquainted with the local area, afterwards they will have time in the to walk around the village and its surroundings.

Day 2-4

These days will be spent fishing in excellent rivers, like the Illua river which is a world-class Arctic Char river and one of the murky glacier rivers that hold the large fish. There will also be time for a bit of sightseeing in between fishing.

Day 5

Anglers will have the chance to fish in the morning and until going to the airport. Departure is 18:55, but it is recommended to be at the airport 2 hours before departure. Arrival in Keflavik is at 23:25.

Please note that the weather and water level is the key player in Greenland, so we may have to adjust our program according to situations.

Check out this amazing video clip from an Arctic char fishing pool in Greenland Fishing in Greenland


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From 1. June to 31. August



Recommended flies

All streamers in white, orange, pink. Nymphs, dry flies works sometimes well too

Recommended tackles

Single handed rod 9-10 feet, floating line in weight 5-8,

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