An outfitter representative will greet your hunting party and welcome you to Reykjavik, Iceland at Keflavik International Airport upon arrival. Travel to the lodge will take approximately 1.5 hours to the southeast of Iceland. An optional stop can be made at an outdoors store in Reykjavik prior to departure to the lodge to purchase ammunition, if needed. Upon arrival, the camp manager and head guide will greet you and present your living arrangements and provide any services you require. After an enjoyable evening meal you can relax and prepare for the first early morning hunt.
Morning hunts (commence one hour before sunrise) are focused on Greylag, Barnacle, and Pink-footed Geese. The best period to hunt all three species of geese is between 25 September – 10 October, when Pink-footed and Barnacle geese are migrating. However, Barnacle geese typically migrate to the north east of Iceland, requiring a hunting party to travel further east and stay at a secondary accommodation for two days at an additional cost of $200.
Arrangement can be sorted during bookings if the hunting party wishes to acquire all three goose species.
Ten professionally constructed wood framed pit blinds have been excavated into specific leased fields across the hunting area. If birds shift from traditional fields, other options include using covered ditches allowing hunters to stand or sit. Layout blinds are another option for hunters that want optimize concealment in highly concentrated goose fields.
Midday duck hunts are possible over irrigated ponds, lakes, and near the ocean. Sightseeing tours, fishing, horseback riding and whale watching (migration dependent) are available to guests and non-hunters in the afternoon, upon requested. Dinner is served in the dining hall where you can relax and let our gourmet chefs pamper your pallet.
You depart from the lodge after a full day of shooting the last day. After a good meal, a representative will then drive you to Keflavik International Airport for your departure flight back home or to a hotel in Reykjavik (hotel not included).
Iceland Goose Hunting Cost and Inclusions:
The 5-days of unlimited goose hunting is $5,950 / hunter and $1,750 / non-hunter.
Arrive the afternoon before the morning of the first hunt
Hunt five days
Evening of the fifth day return back to Reykjavik to a connecting flight or stay overnight in a hotel
Round trip transportation between Keflavik International Airport – East Ranga Lodge
Full board and lodging, private room for every two guns.
Guiding, 4WD vehicle, one guide / two guns in optimal hunting areas.
All licenses and documents to hunt in Iceland and to import guns and ammunition through customs. Certificates are needed to take waterfowl out of Iceland which can be arranged ahead of time.
WiFi at lodge.
What to bring
You are permitted to import your personal shotguns into Iceland (semi‐automatic or double‐barreled shotguns). Semi‐automatic shotguns require a plug to limit gun capacity to three cartridges. All types of suitable cartridges may be purchased in Reykjavik or from guides.
Bennelli Comfort 26” barrel semi-automatic shotguns are available for rent at $50/day/hunter. Airlines have a maximum restriction of 5 kg of ammunition / hunter that can be imported into Iceland, therefore purchasing ammo in Reykjavik is suggested. Ammunition can be purchased from guides but it fairly expensive at 1 EUR per shell.
Prior to your arrival please submit the following to your GSS booking agent. This information is needed one month prior to your arrival.
For such northerly latitude, the climate in Iceland is surprisingly temperate and is without extremes of hot and cold, due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. The average temperature in September in the south of Iceland is around 7°C / 44°F. In October / November, temperatures are around 0°C / 32°F.
In spite of the relatively mild climate, you should bring warm clothing and, most importantly, quality rainwear and a windbreakers. Please note while awaiting early flights of geese, temperatures may be below 0°C / 32°F and one should dress accordingly.
Additional Options based on Seasonal Availability
Salmon fishing is prime between July and August. Fishing is however very good near the end of August and throughout September. October fishing generally slows down but there are good days, weather dependent. Fishing rods and waders are available for those wishing to fish the East Ranga River.
Whale watching is best observed directly in Reykjavik year round. It is recommended that parties wishing to whale watch spend an extra day in Reykjavik pre or post hunting to optimize outdoor opportunities in Iceland.
General sightseeing tours with a guide while at the lodge are available where one can observe glaciers, geysers and the beautiful south coast. All sightseeing trips are private tours using Jeeps across rough terrain. Self-guided tours are also very popular.
5-Days of Unlimited Goose hunting is $5,950 per hunter and $1,750 per non-hunting observer.
Puffin & Seabird hunting is available in addition to goose hunting at $990/day. Weather permitting only.
Seal hunting is available in addition to goose hunting at $990/day. Weather permitting only.
Global Sporting Safaris accepts payment by business check and personal check, as well as by Bitcoin. American Express, Visa, and MasterCard credit card payments are also accepted, but they do incur a surcharge of 3.5% in addition to the price listed in our Icelandic Goose Hunts above.
A 50% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your spot. In some cases, we can split your deposit into 3 payments, please inquire. Global Sporting Safaris will provide a Disclaimer & Waiver of Liability which must be sighed and returned. All hunts are in U.S. dollars. Final 50% payment is due no less than 75 days prior to your hunt date. Trips booked within 75 days of arrival require payment in full. Total costs of the hunt are fixed. There will be no refunds for any hunter leaving early. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.
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