That being said, you can always expect to see all four season in the same hour. You might set off in calm and beautiful sunny weather, but then the rain hits you with a harsh wind that quickly becomes a blizzard – that’s Iceland in a nutshell.
We have big public lands where anyone with a hunting licence can hunt depending (of course) on the season for each species. Modern day Icelanders are for the most part 2nd or 3rd generation farmers so most Icelandic hunters will have some relatives or friends who are still farming which gives them opportunities to hunt on private land as well.
We mainly hunt waterfowl, rock grouse (rock ptarmigan), guillemot, Arctic foxes, mink etc. Our only big game are reindeer and seals and in order to get a reindeer tag you have to apply with the government, enter a lottery pool, then pay for the tag and hire a licensed guide.
“In Iceland we are brought up from an early age to never take Mother Nature lightly.”
The hunting grounds vary incredibly from the mountain peaks and down the steep hills towards the highlands, then to the lowlands into agricultural fields and the harsh shore line which lines the Atlantic ocean. There is pretty much a little bit of everything. Circumstances can be really demanding due to harsh weather and untouched grounds. In Iceland we are brought up from an early age to never take Mother Nature lightly.