Goose Hunting

The Hunt 

Goose hunting in Iceland is an exciting adventure. 

We offer various hunting grounds around the island where we hunt for the Gray Lag, the Pink Foot, and Barnacle Geese.

The season runs from the 20th of August (barnacle goose season begins on the 25th of September) until the 20th of November. 

Our operation will guarantee you the highest expectation of goose shooting. Managed by highly professional guides who put a lot of effort into it so you will succeed when you come and shoot with us.

High-class accommodation, great food, professional guides, and the best possible shooting areas will ensure that you will have a great time with us.  

Iceland is a major breeding and stopover territory for several species of geese, including the Grey Lag, Pink Foot, and Barnacle goose, which are the species that can be hunted in Iceland

The Gray Lag and Pink Foot use the deep highlands to nest and raise their young far away from any disturbance. But as the days get shorter, the birds move down to the coastal margins to feed and prepare for their flight south. The Barnacles turn up at about the same time

The guides supply all the necessary blinds, decoys, and calls that are required. The shooting Usually takes place in the early mornings until noon. That leaves a big slice of the day free to look at other fun pastimes in the area.

The most productive time for shooting is the early morning. However, there are occasions when shooting all day is possible. Full board and lodging are included in our packages both accommodation and food are excellent.

A list of suggested clothing, footwear, and shot sizes is supplied once the booking is made. The use of double-barreled and semiautomatic shotguns is permitted in Iceland but the semi-automatic weapons should have a maximum three-shot capacity. Our office can process all firearm importation documentation as required.

General Information

Hunting season: August 20th to November 20th.
Average bag: 5-10 birds per gun
Shooting hours: Varies, early morning shoot, time pending on time of sunrise.
Guide: One per every two to four guns
Season: August 20 – November 20th.
Location: Multiple options

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1:
Our driver will welcome your arrival at the International Airport in Iceland. Drive Reykjavík. We can make a short stop at a hunting store if needed. Departure from Reykjavík around noon, and arrive at the hunting lodge or hotel in the afternoon.
Day 2:
Shooting in the early morning until lunchtime or longer.
Day 3:
Same program.
Day 4:
Same program
Day 5:
Leave the lodge after the morning shoot and travel to the Reykjavik Hotel.
Day 6:
After breakfast, our driver will take you to the International airport for your departure back home.

Included in the package when you book with us:

  • All transportation Int. Airport – Reykjavík – shooting area – Reykjavík – Int. Airport.    
  • Full board and lodging.
  • Guiding
  • 4×4 vehicle  
  • Our best shooting areas
  • Certificates that are needed to take your birds out of the country.
  • Shooting equipment

You are permitted to bring into the country semi-automatic or double-barrelled shotguns. The most effective caliber for goose shooting in Iceland is 12 gauge. For semi-automatic shotguns, the maximum is three cartridges. All types of suitable cartridges may be bought in Reykjavik or we can supply them upon request.

Before your arrival please submit the following data: A photocopy of your local shotgun license and local hunting license and the type, make, and serial number of your gun/s. This information is needed one month before your arrival.

For such northerly latitudes, the climate is surprisingly temperate and is without extremes of hot and cold, thanks 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 it is around 0°C / 32°F

Despite the relatively mild climate, you should bring warm clothing and, most importantly, quality rainwear and a windcheater. Please note: in the early morning while awaiting the arrival of the geese, temperatures may be below zero and one should dress accordingly.

* Please note that there is plenty of activity in Iceland for non–hunting companions, such as, whale watching, horse riding, snowmobile, sightseeing, and more. please contact our office for further information.

Barnacle goose, Pink-footed Goose, Greylag goose.

Contact us for more info and bookings


  • Easy – Very little hiking required, easy for every one.
  • Modrate – Some hiking required.
  • Hard – Strenuous hiking require, good physical conditions required.
  • Mixed – Some easy access areas and others that require hiking.