From the Disko Bay area towards the north of Greenland, trophy hunting is done in a few places. However, the populations of animals are limited, providing for a real pioneering experience, especially around the area of Lersletten (Naternaq) by the small town of Qasigiannguit in the innermost part of the bay.
During winter hunting, you go by dog sled from Qasigiannguit to the hunting area around Lersletten. In the summer, boats are used to get to the area.
Even further north, the areas around Svartenhuk peninsula and Qaanaaq are still considered virgin territories when it comes to trophy hunting. So if you are looking for an adventure that would be almost exclusively your own, then the most northern parts of Greenland harbour truly unique and untapped possibilities.
TROPHY HUNTING IN EAST GREENLAND
Ittoqqortoormiit (Illoqqortoormiut / Scoresbysund) in North Eastern Greenland is the original habitat for the musk oxen who at some point wandered into Greenland. This herd is the original stock of the herds elsewhere in the country.
The best way to describe trips into this wilderness is to view the human as a microorganism in a seemingly endless landscape, made even greater by the journey to the hunting grounds through the Scoresbysund Fiord, the largest fiord system in the world.
Hunting seal on the ocean ice during the spring is another opportunity you should give yourself as a hunter. You will get a true feeling of what it is like to sneak up on the animal while you are lying on your stomach hiding behind a shooting sail (a white cloth large enough to cover the hunter and make the seal believe it is seeing a chunk of ice and not a human hunter). This type of hunting is still being practiced by local hunters in the most remote areas of Northern and Eastern Greenland.
ORGANIZERS OF HUNTING TRIPS IN GREENLAND
Organizers of hunting trips in Greenland are always local hunters with firm ties to the community and extensive knowledge of hunting techniques, weather conditions, landscapes, and hunting grounds.
Many of them live as subsistence hunters and are usually assisted by other subsistence hunters in cooperation with local and international organizers of trophy hunting trips.
If you wish to import weapons for hunting, you must bring a documentation that you own the weapon, and you must fill out this form at Air Greenland.