Hunting Regulations

Hunting regulations and organisers

Jakt, jakttorn älg Juha PykäläinenRemember to book your hunting trip to Åland well in advance so that the organiser will have adequate time to arrange for all necessary permits.

Conditions for guest hunting in Åland

To get permission to hunt in Åland you need an Åland hunting card. The prerequisite for a hunting card in Åland is that you have a valid hunting exam and license for weapons in your home country. The card is 36 Euro and is valid for a whole hunting year, from August 1st to July 31st the following year. Included in the yearly fee there is also liability insurance, accident insurance and a subscription to the magazine "Jägaren" (in Swedish).

At least two weeks before your trip, you need to apply for a hunting card by submitting a proof of hunting exam to the Åland government "Landskapsregeringen" by fax: +358 18 19240. Your hunting organiser or host can also help you with your application. Contact the hunting administrator at Landskapsregeringen's forestry division ("skogsbruksbyrån") by calling +358 (0)18 25000 for further information.

Make sure to find out the current legislation for transport of weapons before your trip and remember to bring proof from your hunting host that you will be hunting. As a hunter you're fully responsible for your weapons and all paperwork needed for transporting them.

See also: Hunting Legislation (pdf in Swedish)

Organisers and hunting hosts

Because everybody has different wishes and requirements for a hunting trip, the hunting organisers in Åland and the hunting hosts, tailor each hunting trip so that it suits you and your team. You may also combine your hunting trip with a fishing trip.

Usually the trip consists of two days with full pension and two nights, including all service from the time you arrive to Åland until you leave the islands. The 36 Euro for the hunting card in Åland and trophy fees are extra.


Hunting shops

Did you forget some of your hunting gear at home? In Mariehamn there are several hunting shops at your service.

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