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Robinson River Fish Camp

Battling for Arctic Char

Robinson River Fish Camp

The Robinson River, known in Greenlandic as “Angujaartorfiup Kuaa”, has the highest concentrations of migrating Arctic Char – typically up to 5-6 kg (11-13 lbs) in size – and this river happens to be the location of our fishing camp!

The town of Kangerlussuaq, which means “the big fjord” in Greenlandic, is situated on a plain overlooking the shores of the 170-kilometer (106-mile) long Kangerlussuaq Fjord. It might be surprising to learn that at the midpoint of this fjord lies the Arctic Circle, yet the fjord cuts through the country’s largest open, ice-free terrain. By the same token, many will be amazed (and anglers delighted!) that a network of waterways flowing into the fjord attract large schools of Arctic Char, which migrate along the fjord’s coast and up the rivers from June to late September. 

Our excursion will begin with a short drive to the harbor, where we will board our boat and cruise a little more than 40 kilometers (25 miles) through the serene Kangerlussuaq Fjord. Upon arriving to our camp, located on the southern side of the fjord, you can head ashore to select one of the five 2-person tents and gather your equipment. The provisions include a sleeping bag, food, a fishing license, rods and reels; however, you must purchase bait at the camp or bring your own.

The river of glacial meltwater attracts anglers, who enjoy the surprising, rapid response of Greenland’s aggressive Arctic Char and the often lengthy battles that can ensue between fish and fisher.

With the rising of the tide, the concentration of Arctic Char swimming upstream from the fjord drastically increases. There are several good fishing spots along the river and within the neighboring runoffs. One of the best, where a bite is virtually guaranteed, lies 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) upriver at the waterfall. As the fish first start biting, the angler’s real work begins! Come prepared, as these fish are relentless fighters.

If you opt to keep one or more of your beautiful catches, our chef can help prepare the fish over an open fire during mealtime.

We will fish until the afternoon of day 2, giving you plenty of time to bait the hook, before we return to Kangerlussuaq.

Destination: Kangerlussuaq
Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Season: July - September
Participants: Max 10
Price: 2995 DKK

Price information

Price

Adults: 2,995 DKK

Children (2-11years): 2,995 DKK

Price includes

Guide

Transportation

Fishing-license

Fishing equipment, not the spinners though

Meals

Price excludes

Spinners

Bait

* Both spinners and bait are avaiable for purchase at AAC

Practical information

Availability

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Who can participate?

Refer to the explanation of our the rating system that further describes the degrees of difficulty associated with our excursions. This tour is rated 2 of 5 on our scale.