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