Since 2007 Flyfish Greenland have been running fly fishing camps in Greenland. We are now operating camps on the four most prolific rivers, and we have been doing so longer and with more success than any other outfitter on the world’s biggest island.

We have worked closely with the Greenland Tourism & Business Council to develop a legislation that protects these pristine rivers from overexploitation, and all three rivers are under concession. That means exclusive fishing rights for our guests. We look forward to introducing you to a world class fishery for sea run Arctic char that hasn’t been affected by fishing, mining, dams or any other human interference.

Flyfish Greenland is operated by Getaway Fly Fishing and our Danish background is probably a significant part of the reason why we are the biggest operator specializing in fly fishing trips in Greenland today. It was a long and winding road getting to where we are today, but without a Danish background it is doubtful we could have built the strong partnerships that lie at the foundation of our present operations in Greenland.


We fished Greenland for more than fifteen years before we ever got into the travel business and it took more than five years, after having ventured into this business, before we finally got the break in Greenland we were looking for. First, let’s explain a little bit about the history of sportfishing in Greenland.

Every summer since the late seventies or early eighties, Danish fishermen have been fishing rivers in Greenland for sea-run arctic char. Almost every river on the world’s biggest island holds good numbers of char from late June through July and August, and anglers were catching plenty of fish: Typically, more char in a week than the amount of sea trout they could catch off the coasts or in the rivers back home – in a whole year! Greenland became known as a fishing mecca for the Danes (and their Scandinavian neighbours in Sweden and Norway) but during the nineties the interest dropped.

Back then, the infrastructure in Greenland was even less developed than today, so only a few rivers close to the smaller cities could be fished. Though fish were plentiful, these rivers were often quite small – with one or two major holding pools – or glacier fed with greenish coloured water gushing out to sea. Also, the average size of the char in these rivers was affected by years of netting done by local fishermen. With many trout anglers taking up fly fishing, and a general change in focus from catching numbers to targeting bigger fish with challenging methods, taking 15 or 20 char in the 1 – 3lb range from a glacier fed river on spinning gear just didn’t sell tickets anymore. No matter what, we had other ambitions – and we never stopped searching for undiscovered rivers that offered “the real deal”.

We always knew they were there, but in a country boasting the world’s fourth longest coastline (44.087 km.), hundreds of rivers and a mere 56.000 inhabitants, accessing most of them is nearly impossible.


In 2007, we teamed up with Sirius Greenland. Based in Sisimiut, Sirius was running a couple of long-range boats with the necessary certifications to transport tourists far away from civilisation. During the following years, we explored every major river in the area. On the available maps, many looked promising but once we got there, most were too narrow, too short or with too few big fish to offer an interesting week’s worth of fishing (…back then most satellite images had been collected between October and April where everything was kind of … white).  What did work well was when we dropped off three young and adventurous fly fishermen and picked them up weeks later, after they had crossed five or six rivers and made lots of scouting notes.

Eventually, we identified three rivers that offered what we desired in terms of great fly fishing: big fish and plenty of clear water to fish for a week. On these three rivers, we have established our famous char camps: Erfalik Lodge, Camp North, and Napiarissat. Over the years, they have proven themselves to be three of the four best rivers in Greenland.

Kangia, the fourth great river, is located further south, near the town of Maniitsoq. Not long after we began in Greenland, we were offered a program on the Kangia River. However, we already had our hands full and made a huge mistake by turning it down! Years later, another operator picked it up and made it quite clear how foolish we had been. Therefore, when we got a second chance in 2023, we eagerly embraced it and now offer a great program at Kangia River Lodge as well.