narsarsuaq angling

Narsarsuaq Angling Summer 2019

Open for individual bookings

Angler's Paradise

The fjords and rivers in the Narsarsuaq area are an Angler's paradise! Options are more: You may stay overnight at comfortable Hotel Narsarsuaq and join boat transfers to the various angling locations - or you may bring along tent and stay overnight at the locations.

Please contact us for planning and offer.

If staying overnight at Hotel Narsarusuaq other members of you family can join the daily ordinary excursions to nearby villages and towns.

Angling South Greenland

Arctic char migrate up the rivers to spawn from late July to September. This is when they get their characteristic gorgeous reddish colour. They stay in the rivers and lakes throughout the winter, but in May and June the adult fish migrate back to the fjords again. At this time of the year, they are more silvery in colour and stay close to the shore, where they can be caught from small peninsulas, rock outcroppings and piers.

In the Narsarsuaq area you will find both clear-water rivers that are perfect for fly fishing and cloudier ones fed by glacial meltwater that are better to fish with a spinner. In both cases, there is an abundance of fish!

Tourists are required to buy a fishing license when fishing in Greenland. It costs about DKK 300 (EUR 41) for one week and must be purchased at the local post office. You can order a fishing license in advance by sending us an email with your name and we will make sure that it is ready when you arrive.

Narsarsuaq River

The river consists of meltwater from the nearby glacier mixed with some clear-water creeks. You will find excellent fishing conditions at these spots. After the tractor drops you off, it is about half an hour’s walk to the best fishing spot. 

Return transfer by boat from Narsarsuaq 500 DKK per person.

Qorlortoq River

This is a minor river with a pool and a waterfall, where you can actually see the char jump as they work their way upstream! This spot is only about a 5-10 minute walk from the boat.

Return transfer by boat from Narsarsuaq 900 DKK per person.

Qinngua River

The river is fed with meltwater from the big glaciers north of Narsarsuaq. Our experience is that this is the place where you catch the biggest char (up to 5 kg). The fishing spot is about a half an hour’s walk along the river from where the boat drops you off.

Return transfer by boat from Narsarsuaq 1100 DKK per person.


Ilua is one of the best clear-water rivers in the area. The river is about 4 km long and ends in a 3 km long lake. The river has both strong currents and areas with clear pools, so you can use a spinner and engage in fly fishing. Furthermore, you can fish at both ends of the lake. You must walk for about one hour from the place where the boat drops you off.

Note: Ilua River is under a fishing concession, which entails an extra fee of EUR 89 / DKK 645 per person per day to fish there.

Return transfer by boat from Narsarsuaq 1200 DKK per person.