Requirements for hunting and fishing

You must have completed the hunting proficiency test and be registered in the Norwegian Register of Hunters to hunt in Svalbard.

Published 6/20/2019

Persons who are permanently resident abroad do not need to take a hunting proficiency test if they can document that they fulfil the conditions for pursuing similar hunting activities in their home country. Overseas hunters who are going to hunt in Svalbard must be registered in the Norwegian Register of Hunters.

You must have a personal licence/permit to fish and hunt. These can only be purchased at

Hunters must remember to bring hunting licences, shooting proficiency test certificates, firearms permits and identification that can be shown to the hunting inspection service.