Geese & Ptarmigan shooting Iceland
Our areas offer some of the best Geese shooting and Ptarmigan hunting on the Island
The Hunting Areas
Iceland is a major breeding and stopover territory for several species of Geese, including the Grey Lag, Pink Foot and Barnacle, and makes it to one of the premium destinations for Geese shooting in Europe. Our partner in Iceland, Lax-a, is offering the best corn fields on the south coast of Iceland at Gunnarsholt, and they have recently acquired prime shooting fields in the west coast at Melasveit. Both areas are right in the middle of the major territory of the Gray Lag and the Pink Foot Geese. Barnacle Geese that come from Greenland can be seen in big numbers as well but not as reliable as the Gray Lag and Pink Foot Geese.
This operation will guarantee you the highest expectation of Geese shooting. Well managed by highly professional guides that put all year around effort into it so you will succeed when you come and shoot with us. We are using underground blinds & decoys which are set up in the area from our experienced guides. There is also Duck shooting available on request. The season runs from 20th August (barnacle goose season begins on 1st September) until 20th November.
Shooting begins in the early morning period, starting one hour before sunrise with a possibility of midday shooting. We can arrange short sightseeing tours or fishing in the afternoon if requested. In the evening dinner is served and you can relax after a good day. There is no limited bag for Geese shooting in Iceland. We recommend 3-4 days of shooting.
More and more hunters are finding out about the thrills of shooting our ‘white grouse’, it is truly one of the finest a wing shooting in the world..
The shooting season is short and runs from 1st of November to 30th November ( To be confirmed ). Good level of fitness is required as the hunters will spend most of the day climbing on foot along steep hills and valleys and on to the high mountain tops in search of Ptarmigan. But when it gets later in November and the weather changes, the first snows fall to produce a heavy cover of snow on the mountains. This forces the birds to find food and shelter in the lower lying valleys and patches of scrub birch and whilst the hunters are still required to do a considerable amount of walking, the terrain is not as steep or as arduous as might be expected in the early half of the season..
Daylight also plays a big part in deciding when to hunt. In October there is daylight from about 08.00 a.m. to 18.30 hrs / 6:30 p.m.
Shooting is sold as a five-day package that includes four days shooting. Clients will be picked up by our staff on arrival at Keflavík International airport and driven to the shooting area and lodge. Days two, three and four are taken up with shooting. On day five, the final day, clients will shoot before returning to Reykjavík in the evening. Whilst on the area each pair of hunters will be accompanied by a guide who has a 4WD vehicle and a dog for picking-up.
The East Ranga Lodge in Gunnarsholt is comprised of 8 buildings, all combined with 1500sqm veranda, Jacuzzi and sauna. Guests are accommodated in tastefully furnished double rooms with a private bath. One main building houses the kitchen and spacious dining area where gourmet meals are served. The second main building houses a spacious living room with a full service bar. There are 18 double rooms with a private bathroom with a shower.