HUNTING TOURS

Multi-day tours

About the Hunting tours

The Bakkaflöt guest house operates a short autumn Bird hunting season each year. We mainly hunt for Goose, Ducks and seabirds.

Goose hunting season opens on August 20th. The ideal time For Hunting is around September 10th when the birds come to the lowlands from the mountains seeking warmer and calmer weather.

Bakkaflöt has an agreement with a large number of local landowners in the Skagafjörður region so we are able to gain access to the prime hunting spots within a 30-minute drive of the Bakkaflöt base. Most of the hunting takes place in cornfields early in the morning.

Bakkaföt can provide all equipment and transport need for your trip. Yo have to provide your own Gun,ammunition,clothing and of course the hunting spirit Most of our guest prefer to combine a goose hunting trip with a few days hunting puffin & Guillemot on the sea.

You can also find us in Facebook at Hunting in Iceland 

Goose hunting

The hunting period is from August 20 to March 15, but in northern Iceland, you will find that the most amount of geese is from the beginning of September till the end of October. The geeses we hunt are Greylag goose and pink-footed goose, but these strains have just been rising and there has been no limit to how many birds each person can catch at any given time. When goose hunting hunters want wind and even rain you can say the worse the weather is better but because of this, it is important to be in good clothes. 

We offer both evening and morning hunts, but the most common hunt when catching geese is to go early in the morning, then normally we head out 1-2 hours before sunrise to start preparing the field and adjust the artificial geese and hunting blinds if they are needed (conditions evaluated) they sometime can be used in ditches if they are suitable for lying, it can vary how many artificial geese are needed, we have found out that 40-60 works well. 

At first light, the first goose can be expected and the greatest flights can be expected in the first two hours, but it is normal to limit how long you stay until lunchtime, this is done so the birds won’t get scared of visiting the field. 

These tours are only private and we can arrange to get the hunters from the airport and bring them back. Ideally 3-4 day trip with 2-3 morning flights and 1 evening flight is something hunters should aim for.

Goose hunting is something that everyone has to try and if the hunt goes well then this is one activity people want to do every year. 

Useful information and how to book

Bakkaflöt has an agreement with a large number of local landowners in the skagafördur region so we are able to gain access to the prime hunting spots within a 30-minute drive of the Bakkaflöt base. Most of the hunting takes place in cornfields early in the morning.

Bakkaföt provides all equipment and transport needed for your trip. You have to provide your own Gun, ammunition, clothing and of course the hunting spirit

Size of the group can be from 2 – 10 hunters.

You just send us how many will be in the group and how many days you want to stay and we will send you a plan and the cost.

We can pick you up in Keflavík or Akureyri airport and drive to Bakkaflöt after the dinner can you use our small outdoor hot pools with a small heated swimming pool which all guests are welcome to use.

Send us a email or call us for more info or bookings huntingnice@gmail.com or bakkaflot@bakkaflot.is or phone us in +354 8487524

Duck hunting

The hunting period is from the 1st of September until the 15th of March. 

In our area, we can catch ducks all through this period, but most of them are from 1 September to 15 October. We often have a duck in the goose hunting trips, but if we are only aiming to hunt ducks we set up floating duck in the afternoon at ponds we know are popular then we wait for darkness, usually, the greatest flights are just before sundown when the bird is getting to there sleeping grounds. In this hunt, things are quick and often very fun and challenging. 

Duck hunting is a great addition!, for example, take one evening of duck hunting out of 3 days of goose hunting for a great experience.

Useful information and how to book

Bakkaflöt has an agreement with a large number of local landowners in the skagafördur region so we are able to gain access to the prime hunting spots within a 30-minute drive of the Bakkaflöt base. Most of the hunting takes place in cornfields early in the morning.

Bakkaföt provides all equipment and transport needed for your trip. You have to provide your own Gun, ammunition, clothing and of course the hunting spirit

Size of the group can be from 2 – 10 hunters.

You just send us how many will be in the group and how many days you want to stay and we will send you a plan and the cost.

We can pick you up in Keflavík or Akureyri airport and drive to Bakkaflöt after the dinner can you use our small outdoor hot pools with a small heated swimming pool which all guests are welcome to use.

Send us a email or call us for more info or bookings huntingnice@gmail.com or bakkaflot@bakkaflot.is or phone us in +354 8487524

Seabird / black bird hunting

What we hunt are Guillemot and Puffin, but Iceland is one of the few places where puffin can be hunted.

The seabird hunting period is from 1. September to the 1st of May. It is best to fish the seabirds in April or at the end of the season as the bird moves closer to land with coming winter. In this hunt we use good sea boats and sail the fjord in search of a bird, 1-2 men shoot at a time, and others need to be ready to catch up dead birds with holding nets.

Great and fun experience, this tour is all about getting nice weather and a smooth sea for a good hunt.

Useful information and how to book

Bakkaflöt has an agreement with a large number of local landowners in the skagafördur region so we are able to gain access to the prime hunting spots within a 30-minute drive of the Bakkaflöt base. Most of the hunting takes place in cornfields early in the morning.

Bakkaföt provides all equipment and transport needed for your trip. You have to provide your own Gun, ammunition, clothing and of course the hunting spirit

Size of the group can be from 2 – 10 hunters.

You just send us how many will be in the group and how many days you want to stay and we will send you a plan and the cost.

We can pick you up in Keflavík or Akureyri airport and drive to Bakkaflöt after the dinner can you use our small outdoor hot pools with a small heated swimming pool which all guests are welcome to use.

Send us a email or call us for more info or bookings huntingnice@gmail.com or bakkaflot@bakkaflot.is or phone us in +354 8487524

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+354 453 8245

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Bakkaflöt, 560 Varmahlíð

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