Payment-fishery in Greenland 2020

Hereby The Ministry of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture draws attention to the current rules and possibilities for tourists to buy fishing-licenses.
As tourist or guest in Greenland you have to buy a fishing-license, if you wish to go fishing. You can either buy your fishing-license in Greenland or before you arrive in Greenland. If you wish to buy more than one fishing-license, then you have to buy them one at a time. Fishing-licenses as giro-payment cards are available at post-offices and alternatively a bank-transfer can be made to the Department Of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture’s bank account.
  • Name of the Bank: Grønlandsbanken (Bank of Greenland)
  • Swift/BIC GRENGLGX
  • SWIFT: GL0264710001002160
You can transfer the following amounts:
A: For a 24-hour licence: DKR 75,-
B: For a one-week licence: DKR 200,-
C: For a one-month licence: DKR 500,-
The official money-transfer receipt from the bank is your personal fishing-licence, which needs to be carried on you while fishing.
The money transfer shall include the following reference-text, which also has to appear on your receipt:
  1. The first nine characters of your last name – example ”Kristians” for Kristiansen.
  2. The first three characters in your name – example ”Mic” for Michael.
  3. The first three characters of the (starting) month you wish the licence to be valid in – example: ”jul” for july.
  4. The date for the first day you wish the license to be valid from – example ”21”.
  5. In this case, the text is “Kristians mic jul 21”.
When buying fishing-lincenses you have to be aware that the following rivers are concessioned for sports-fishing and if you as tourist or guest wish to go fishing there, then you have to contact the concessionaries.

  • Kuussuaq in Qussuk in Nuup Kangerlua – Nuuk Adventure.
  • Robinson River in Angujaartorfik – Albatros Arctic Circle.
  • Qooqqut in the Kangia-fjord – Major Hunting.
  • Eqalussussuit in Northern Isortoq – Sirius Greenland.
  • Erfalik between Kangerlussuaq and Itilleq – Sirius Greenland.
  • Napiarissat between Kangerlussuaq and Itilleq – Sirius Greenland.
  • Sassannguit between Kangerlussuaq and Itilleq – Leif Fontaine.
  • Kangia-fjord at Maniitsoq – Arctic Wildlife Adventures.
  • Ipiutaq Guest Farm at Narsaq.
For further information not mentioned here you can contact the Department Of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture, apnn@nanoq.gl.

For more detailed information contact Head of Division Nuka Møller Lund, Department Of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture, tlf.: +299 34 53 45, e-mail: numl@nanoq.gl.