Hunting in Greenland

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11 hunting trips from 1 outfitter starting from $2,836

11 hunts
$2,836 starting from
3 animals
2155mi to the nearest trip

Why Greenland

Hunting in Greenland: Warm-Weather Muskox Hunts

Warm-Weather Muskox Hunts

Muskox can be hunted in the summer and fall in Greenland, often in pleasant 60-degree temperatures. Winter hunts are also available for a more traditional experience

Hunting in Greenland: Large, Abundant Caribou

Large, Abundant Caribou

Greenland is home to many large caribou (also called reindeer), with most scoring in the 300- to 350-inch range and sometimes larger—one that scored 458 SCI points was taken here in 2015

Hunting in Greenland: Stunning Scenery

Stunning Scenery

Greenland is a beautiful country to explore, with plenty of post-hunt activities such as sightseeing, photography, and fishing for Arctic char

Greenland on map

About hunting in Greenland

Greenland is the world’s largest island and its most sparsely populated country. It is part of the Danish Commonwealth; its government is mostly autonomous although Denmark oversees certain aspects such as the military and foreign affairs. Greenland has an excellent system of wildlife management, and its wildlife is thriving. Muskox and caribou/reindeer are the main draws for hunters. Trophy quality for muskox is outstanding, with many older bulls qualifying for the Boone and Crockett record book. Hunters will typically see many muskox during the course of a hunting day. In addition, there are plenty of caribou on the island, including many large-antlered, mature bulls.

What you need to know

  • 1. Planning your trip
  • 2. Upon arrival
  • 3. Hunting
  • 4. After the hunt

Planning your trip

Visas

No visa is required for citizens of the United States or Canada who are visiting as tourists for a stay up to 90 days. For more information on visa requirements, see https://greenland.visahq.com.

Firearms

Hunts may be done with rifles or archery equipment, and bringing your own gun or bow into Greenland is not a problem. Most outfitters recommend .30-caliber rifles with shot distances averaging 50 to 150 yards for muskox and 100 to 300 yards for caribou. Hunters may be required to present a valid hunting license and/or proof of hunting certification from their home country. Check with your outfitter for specifics, or apply in advance for a firearm permit here.

Upon arrival

Flights into Greenland generally connect through Iceland; hunters arrive in Narsarsuaq, Greenland. Your outfitter should arrange for someone to meet you and assist with firearms permits and transport to the hunting area or a hotel. Most native Inuits in Greenland speak Kalaallisut and Danish, but many speak English as well.

Hunting

Summer muskox hunts in southern Greenland occur during the months of July, August and September. Caribou/reindeer are generally not hunted until after August 1. Hunts may be conducted on foot from inland camps, but others are done by cruising the shoreline in a 30- to 40-foot boat until game is spotted. Then, hunters go ashore with a guide in a small, open boat to evaluate and stalk the animal. Because muskox are generally found close to shore, very little physical effort is required on these hunts. Caribou hunts, as well as inland muskox hunts, require a lot more climbing and hiking, especially early in the season. In the north and west of Greenland, more traditional winter muskox and caribou hunts are offered, with transportation via snowmobile, ATV, or dogsled.

After the hunt

Typically trophies are skinned and caped and then frozen until the end of the hunting season, usually in October. At that time, they are shipped to Denmark, where the skulls are cleaned and the hides are prepared for export to the hunter’s home country.

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Top hunts

October Caribou '22

October Caribou '22

9.9 10 reviews
Greenland
Barren ground caribou
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 6 Oct 2022 - 1 Nov 2022
Package price
$4,368
for 6 days, 1 hunter
August-September Muskox Hunt 2023

August-September Muskox Hunt 2023

9.9 10 reviews
Greenland
Muskox
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 17 Aug 2023 - 27 Sep 2023
Package price
$5,553
for 6 days, 1 hunter
Winter Muskox Hunt 2023

Winter Muskox Hunt 2023

9.9 10 reviews
Greenland
Muskox
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 28 Feb 2023 - 9 Apr 2023
Package price
$4,368
for 6 days, 1 hunter
Greenland

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